East Africa Events

Peace-Building in Africa's Great Lakes Region

October 17, 2003 // 9:00am10:30pm
Africa Program
A discussion on "Peace-Building in Africa's Great Lakes Region,"led by Ambassador Haile Menkerios, the Director of the Africa division of the UN Department of Political Affairs that is responsible for Africa's Great Lakes region.

Kenya – From Moi To Kibaki

September 11, 2003 // 10:00am11:00am
Africa Program
An address by U.S. Ambassador Johnnie Carson, who has just returned to the United States following four years as Ambassador to Kenya. One of the Foreign Service’s most distinguished Africanists, Ambassador Carson has played a major role in assisting Kenya through a remarkably successful political transition. His address will focus on this transition – its meaning for Kenya and for Africa, and for American policy. Prior to his most recent Kenyan assignment, Ambassador Carson served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa. He has also served as Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ambassador to Uganda, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Botswana. In the aftermath of the Cold War, Ambassador Carson re-established an American diplomatic mission in Mozambique. In the 1980’s, on leave from the Foreign Service, he served for over four years as Chief of Staff to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa.

Dinner Honoring His Excellency, Festus Mogae, President of the Republic of Botswana

June 26, 2003 // 7:00pm10:00pm
Africa Program
This Dinner was held in honor of President Mogae in conjunction with the Corporate Council for Africa's Africa - US Business Summit.

The Current State of the Burundi Peace Process

June 24, 2003 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
Comments delivered by His Excellency Pierre Buyoya, former President of Burundi on the current state of the Burundi Peace Process. He discussed both the challenges and opportunities facing the nation, as it seeks to emerge from nearly a decade of civil conflict.

The Burundi Leadership Training Program: The First Six Months

May 13, 2003 // 8:30am3:00pm
Africa Program
The World Bank's Post Conflict Fund made a grant in December 2002 to the Woodrow Wilson Center to launch a leadership-training project in Burundi, designed to advance the country's post-war economic reconstruction. The project management team, consisting of Africa Project Consulting Director Howard Wolpe and Program Manager Steve McDonald brought to the Center for a day-long report and evaluation Burundian consultant (and former Human Rights Minister) Eugène Nindorera, trainers Elizabeth McClintock (Program Director of the Cambridge-based Conflict Management Group) and Alain Lempereur (Director of the Paris Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation in Europe, and workshop training participants Rémy Nahimana(Director, Burundi Catholic Peace and Justice Commission) and Domitille Barancira (President, Constitutional Court of Burundi). Invited to participate in this review of project methodology, training content and project impact were donor agencies, NGOs active in Burundi, practitioners in the field of conflict resolution and economic recovery, and others who are involved in Great Lakes regional issues.

Director's Forum with Bill Clinton

October 09, 2002 // 12:00am
Africa Program
In this Director's Forum, President Clinton described his recent two week trip to Africa during which he visited the following five nations: Mozambique, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa.

The Rwandan Perspectives of the Great Lakes Crisis

June 14, 2002 // 12:00am
Africa Program
Patrick Mazimaka, Rwandan special envoy to the Great Lakes Region; Charles Muligande, Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) secretary-general; and Emmanuel Ndahiro, Rwandan presidential advisor on Security

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