International Development Events

Book Launch -- A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa

August 05, 2004 // 9:30am11:00am
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with Howard French, distinguished New York Times journalist and author of the recently published book A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa. Historian Louis Gates, Jr. has described French's book as "A brilliant and nuanced meditation on the complexities of contemporary Africa. Essential reading for those of us who love Africa and for all those who wish to gain a fuller understanding of a continent that is sprawling, mysterious, and endlessly fascinating."

Launch of the Afghan Family Health Book

August 03, 2004 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
The Wilson Center hosts a Director's Forum with The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, unveiling the Afghan Family Health Book.

Is Our Security Threatened by "Too Many Men"?

July 19, 2004 // 11:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP hosts the launch of the controversial new book, Bare Branches, featuring coauthor Valerie Hudson, Brigham Young University, and discussant Barbara Miller, George Washington University.

Confronting Ethnic Conflict in Africa: Towards a Theoretical Framework of the Conditions for Successful Third Party Intervention

July 07, 2004 // 9:00am10:00am
Africa Program
A presentation by one of the Africa Program's current Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellows, Jennifer De Maio. Ms. De Maio presented the theoretical framework chapter from her dissertation, and entertained questions.

Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health: Part 1 of 6

July 07, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
This meeting was the first in a series of six that examines the intersection of reproductive health and gender issues in the Islamic world. This meeting provides an overview of general demographics in the region, and the perspectives of Islam on family planning and contraceptive use.

The Conflict-Development Nexus. Development Through the Lens of Peacemaking: The Role of Assistance Programs in Burundi

June 17, 2004 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Glenn Slocum, former Mission Director in Burundi and former Director of East African Affairs, United States Agency for International Development (retired); Ozong Agborsangaya, Director, Sub-Saharan Africa Programmes, Search for Common Ground and Howard Wolpe, Director, Africa Program Woodrow Wilson Center

Liberia: An Update on Peacekeeping and Reconstruction

June 17, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A briefing with UN Under-Secretary-General Jacques Paul Klein, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Coordinator of United Nations Operations in Liberia. Mr. Klein reported on recent developments in Liberia, and discussed the principal challenges faced by the United Nations mission in assisting Liberia's post-war reconstruction.

International Waters Funding Dialogue

June 09, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Funding is a decisive issue for any development project, but international water projects face additional hurdles by working multilaterally in an arena dominated by bilateral funding. A three-day International Waters Funding Dialogue conference is hosted by National University of Costa Rica.

Population, Environment, Poverty, and Politics in the Philippines

June 08, 2004 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Congressman Nereus Acosta, of the Philippines' House of Representatives, speaks about his government's response to problems linking population and the environment. Joan Regina L. Castro and Leona Ann D'Agnes of the Integrated Population and Coastal Resource Management (IPOPCoRM) Initiative give an overview of their program.

Water Conflict and Cooperation: Looking Over the Horizon

June 03, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Attempts to develop a positive, practical policy framework for environmental cooperation and sustainable peace are promising, but have not been widely analyzed or practiced. The Water Conflict and Cooperation Working Group, part of ECSP's Navigating Peace initiative, discusses these issues.

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