East Africa Events

Killing Neighbors: Social Dimensions of Genocide in Rwanda

August 25, 2005 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Africa Program
A presentation and discussion with Lee Ann Fujii, 2005 Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellow on the social dimensions of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, focusing on the experiences of two rural villages. Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution moderated the discussion.

Fighting to Survive: A Report on Female Former Child Soldiers Living in Rwanda

August 12, 2005 // 10:00am11:00am
Africa Program
A presentation and discussion with Heather Baldwin, Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellow at the Wilson Center and PhD Candidate at Boston College. Download this Presentation.

The Changing Face of African Unity: Finding Solutions in Darfur and Beyond

July 29, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
A Director's Forum with H.E. Salim Salim, former Secretary-General of the Organization of African Unity and currently the head of the African Union mediation team working on the Darfur peace talks. Watch the video.

Somalia Briefing: Jihadi Groups and their Links to Al-Qaeda

June 30, 2005 // 11:00am12:30pm
Africa Program
A briefing with Matt Bryden, Acting Horn of Africa Project Director at the International Crisis Group, on the presence, background and current activities of jihadi groups in Somalia, as well as their alleged links to Al-Qaeda. Bryden's findings are also presented in a recent ICG Report.

Ethiopia's Elections and Their Aftermath

June 15, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Africa Program
A discussion sponsored by the Africa Program and the Center for Strategic and Interational Studies on Ethiopia's May 15 elections, and the crisis that has followed, with Terrence Lyons, of the Institute for Conflict Analysis & Resolution at George Mason University, Jane Gaffney, director for East Africa at the U.S. Department of State and Chris Albin-Lackey, Human Rights Watch.

Mapping a Peace Strategy for Northern Uganda (VIDEO)

June 14, 2005 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Africa Program
The Africa Program and the Conflict Prevention Project join in inviting you to a panel discussion on the ongoing war in northern Uganda. The discussion with John Prendergast, Special Advisor to the President of the International Crisis Group, and Gilbert Khadiagala, Associate Professor of African Studies and Comparative Politics at the Paul H. Nitze School of Strategic and International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, will examine the steps that must be taken—both by parties to the conflict and the international community—in order to bring the war to a peaceful resolution.

Uganda: An African "Success" Past its Prime?

June 02, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
A roundtable co-sponsored by the Africa Program and Conflict Prevention Project at the Wilson Center, and by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The discussion will focus on recent political and economic developments in Uganda, with Joel Barkan, Professor of Political Science University of Iowa and Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Senior Vice-President, National Defense University. Download the conference report.

Book Launch: In the Aftermath of Genocide—The U.S. Role in Rwanda

April 27, 2005 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Africa Program
A book launch with Ambassador Robert E. Gribbin, U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda from 1995 to 1999. He will be joined by Donatella Lorch Director of the Knight International Fellowships for Journalism, and former East Africa Bureau Chief for the New York Times

The Dynamics of Poverty in Post-Genocide Rwanda

April 22, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
A Roundtable discussion with Philip Verwimp, Poverty Economist, Rwanda Office of the World Bank, who will use data from household surveys to compare poverty before and after the genocide.

Population, Development, and Environment in Ethiopia

April 14, 2005 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Decades of rapid population growth in Ethiopia have contributed to over-farming and deforestation, which have degraded the environment and undermined development. Sahlu Haile and Charles Teller discuss these linkages.

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