Race and Ethnicity 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.

The Situation of the Serbian Minority and the Serbian Orthodox Church in Kosovo

April 04, 2005 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Global Europe Program
Bishop Grigorije, of Zahumlje and Hercegovina and Member of the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church;Bishop Teodosije, of Lipljan (Kosovo) and Member of Church Council for Kosovo;Hieromonk Irinej Dobrijevic, Consultant to the Holy Synod of Bishops for International and Inter-Church Affairs

National Minorities in Post-Communist Europe: The Role of International Norms and European Integration

November 17, 2004 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Global Europe Program
Will Kymlicka, Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy at Queen's University and Visiting Professor in the Nationalism Studies Program, Central European University, Budapest

Book Launch -- A Human Being Died that Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness

September 21, 2004 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Africa Program
A roundtable discussion with Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, on the North American launch of her recent book A Human Being Died that Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness, which won the Alan Paton Prize, the top literary honor in South Africa.

Economic Reform and Ethnic Cooperation in Post-Soviet Latvia and Ukraine

September 15, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Stephen Bloom, Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of California-Los Angeles and EES Research Scholar

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.

Rwanda – Reflections on Genocide

April 21, 2004 // 10:30am2:00pm
Africa Program
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda. Video and a transcript of the President's address are available here.

Truth and Reconciliation Processes – A Global Assessment

March 30, 2004 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Africa Program
The Woodrow Wilson International Center's Africa Program and Conflict Prevention Project invite you to a program on "Truth and Reconciliation Processes – A Global Assessment," featuring four distinguished analysts and practitioners. The panel will undertake a comparative assessment of strategies and institutions that have been developed in an attempt to address the always-difficult post-war reconstruction challenge of balancing the demands for justice and accountability with the imperatives of political reconciliation and accommodation.

Approaching the Roma from a Human-Development Perspective

November 04, 2003 // 11:00am1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Central and Eastern European countries will become successful members of the European Union only if the Roma, the region's largest ethnic minority, become fully integrated through jobs, education, health care and political participation. So argues The Roma in Central and Eastern Europe: Avoiding the Dependency Trap, a path-breaking report that UNDP released earlier this year. The report looks at Roma realities from a "human development" perspective, an approach pioneered by UNDP over a decade ago. In particular, the report broadens the human-rights debate concerning the Roma to include larger developmental issues.

Kenya after Moi

October 09, 2003 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Africa Program
A Roundtable Discussion with one of Kenya’s leading human rights advocates, Dr. Gibson Kamau Kuria, the recipient of both the Robert F. Kennedy 1988 Human Rights Award and the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Award.Dr. Kuria, a distinguished Kenyan lawyer, has for decades been at the center of Kenya’s struggle for constitutionalism and the rule of law. He has been repeatedly honored – for his defense of dissidents, for his mobilization of members of the Kenyan bar in resisting anti-democratic initiatives and practices, for his distinguished serve as a judge, and for his role in the campaign to restore political pluralism in Kenya. Recently, following the election of President Kibaki, Dr. Kuria was appointed to a tribunal established to inquire into allegations of judicial corruption; in addition, he is currently serving as assisting counsel to the commission enquiring into the infamous Goldenberg scandal. His presence in Washington will provide an opportunity to review Kenya’s recent political and constitutional evolution, and to assess Kenya’s human rights environment in post-Moi Kenya.

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