Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Events

Educating Iraq: Perspectives from University Experts

April 30, 2004 // 10:30am12:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Beriwan M. Khailany, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research; Mohammad Sadik, President, Salahaddin University; Kamal H. Khoshnaw, President, Sulamaniya University; Asmat M. Khalid, President, Dohuk University; Abdul-Al Sattar Jawad, Chair of English Dept, Baghdad University; and John Agresto, U.S. Senior Adviser, Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education

Diplomacy on the Edge: Conclusions and Prospects for the Future of Kosovo and the Western Balkans

April 29, 2004 // 10:00am11:30am
Global Europe Program
Geert Ahrens, Former Head of OSCE Presence in Albania, and former Wilson Center Fellow and current Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar

The International Response to the Rwandan Genocide – a Failure of Humanity

April 22, 2004 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Africa Program
At a Director's Forum with General Dallaire, the Canadian Commander of the UN peacekeeping forces in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide, and author of the recently published Shake Hands with The Devil, Dallaire provided a vivid account of his experience in Rwanda and of the international community's failure to intervene.

Rwanda – Reflections on Genocide

April 21, 2004 // 10:30am2:00pm
Africa Program
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda. Video and a transcript of the President's address are available here.

The Aarhus Convention Test: Environmentalists and Freedom of Information in Post-Soviet States

April 19, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
At a recent Kennan Institute talk, Visiting Scholar Tatiana R. Zaharchenko argues that environmental activism may be a key to increased transparency and democracy in the post-Soviet states.

The Conflict-Development Nexus: Exploring the Role of Foreign Assistance in Promoting Peace in Pakistan

April 15, 2004 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Ambassador William Milam, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Ambassador Teresita Schaffer, Director, South Asia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Joseph Bock, Vice President, American Refugee Committee

NGO Operations and U.S. Anti-Terrorism Statutes

April 13, 2004 // 9:00am11:00am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
****VENUE: Rome Auditorium, Rome Building, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DCRoger G. Weiner, United States Department of Justice

The Crisis in Darfur

April 12, 2004 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Africa Program
You are invited to a briefing on The Crisis in Darfur with Gerard M. Gallucci, the head of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Khartoum. Jok Madut Jok, a Sudanese scholar and WWIC Fellow, will serve as a discussant.

An Opposition Perspective on Nigeria's Political Evolution

April 07, 2004 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
Major General Muhammadu Buhari, a former Nigerian Head of State and President Obasanjo's principal opponent in Nigeria's 2003 presidential election, is currently leading the legal challenge to the conduct and outcome of that election. A ruling in his case, now drawing to a close before the Court of Appeal in Abuja, is expected by the end of March, and will thereafter be appealed to the Supreme Court by whichever side loses.

Post-War Angola: Trends and Prospects

April 05, 2004 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Africa Program
A panel discussion on "Post-War Angola: Trends and Prospects," featuring Raphael Marquez, a journalist and human rights activist; head of the Open Society Institute in Luanda, Professor Gerald Bender, one of America's most distinguished experts on Angola; and Evaristo Jose, Press Secretary for the Embassy of Angola.

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