Disaster Management Events
Responding to Africa's Emergencies: New Strategies for Humanitarian Assistance at the United Nations
April 19, 2005 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
A Roundtable discussion with Kevin Kennedy, Director of the Coordination and Response Division in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs at the United Nations and Krista Riddley, Deputy Director of Policy and Advocacy at Oxfam America.
April 14, 2005 // 8:30am — 11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
May 04, 2004 // 12:30pm — 3:00pm
Through interviews with key government officials, diplomats, survivors of the slaughter, and even some of the genocide's perpetrators, this two-hour documentary offers groundbreaking, eyewitness accounts of the genocide.
March 29, 2004 // 6:00pm — 8:00pm
In a profound testament to the liberating power of speech, award-winning filmmaker Anne Aghion's "In Rwanda we say The family that does not speak dies" ventures to a rural Rwandan village, just as the government is releasing close to 16,000 Hutu prisoners accused of horrific genocidal crimes. Now, in a place where daily existence depends on cooperation, survivors of the 1994 attempt to eradicate the Tutsi minority must live side-by-side with their assailants. Fear and violence lurk just beneath the surface, but, as the camera rolls, the people of this tiny hamlet begin a remarkable dialogue, a possible first step toward reconciliation. This film screening will be held at Visions Theatre.
February 12, 2004 // 11:30am — 12:45pm
In this program sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Program and Conflict Prevention Project, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Search for Common Ground, Ambassador William Swing, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the head of the UN Observer Mission to the DRC gave a briefing on the peace process in the Congo.