Human Rights Events
September 22, 2011 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Population Action International will screen the documentary Weathering Change, which follows four women from around the world - Ethiopia, Nepal, and Peru - as they struggle to care for their families in the face of increasing crop failures and water scarcity.
September 16, 2011 // 9:00am — 10:00am
Middle East Program
Senior Scholar David Ottaway will discuss the current state of Saudi Arabia's social and political unrest and provide an assessment of the Saudi government’s handling of the challenges threatening its stability and the transfer of power from its ailing gerontocracy.
September 15, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Middle East Program
Gender and Islam in Africa examines ways in which women in Africa are interpreting traditional Islamic concepts in order to empower themselves and their societies. African women, it argues, have promoted the ideals and practices of equality, human rights, and democracy within the framework of Islamic thought, challenging conventional conceptualizations of the religion as gender-constricted and patriarchal.
The Environment and Human Rights: the International Community’s Responses to Emerging Local and Global Challenges
September 14, 2011 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Global Europe Program
This event will address the interrelation between environmental damage and human rights, and examine how the international community—and in particular the UN—has approached this issue at a local and global level and discuss possible ways to optimize approaches and processes.
September 13, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Sarah B. Snyder explores how, in the aftermath of the signing of the Helsinki Final Act, a transnational network of activists committed to human rights in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe made the topic a central element in East-West diplomacy.
September 13, 2011 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
A delegation of Cameroonian officials will present the government’s plans for the coming election as a backdrop to a discussion on how the international community can help ensure that democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and accountability are respected.
September 01, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:30am
The United States has been engaged in Security Sector Reform (SSR) in the DRC since 2006. However, without strong political will to improve security, overall improvement has stagnated. The Congolese army, the FARDC, is still seen as a factitious group of rebel militias. What is the way forward for SSR in the DRC?
July 12, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:30am
Maternal Health Initiative
GHI simulcasts a workshop in Nairobi and Washington, DC to discuss Kenya's maternal health challenges and identify solutions with policymakers, health workers, media, and donors.
June 30, 2011 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Dr. Denis Mukwege, Director of the Panzi Hospital, discusses a range of timely issues that concern the Democratic Republic of Congo.
June 27, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Council of Women World Leaders
The Council of Women World Leaders was honored to host, in collaboration with the Belgian Embassy, Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium for a private luncheon Monday, June 27, 2011 as a part of the Council’s Spotlight on Leadership Series.