Race and Ethnicity Events

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.

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.

Containing Ethnic Conflict:
A Mediator's Efforts in Yugoslavia, 1991-1996

April 30, 2003 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Global Europe Program
Geert-Hinrich Ahrens, Ambassador, Former Head of the OSCE Presence in Albania, and Wilson Center Fellow

Competing for the Albanian Soul: Are Islamic Missionaries Creating a Lebanon in the Balkans?

September 25, 2002 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Isa Blumi, Doctoral Candidate, New York University, NY; Fellow, American Research Institute, Turkey; and Title VIII EES Grant Recipient

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