Southern Africa Events

Beyond "Conflict Diamonds:" a New Report on Human Rights and Angolan Diamonds

March 24, 2005 // 8:30am10:00am
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with Rafael Marques, author of a new human rights report entitled "Lundas, the Stones of Death: Angola's Deadly Diamonds." In this report, Marques and co-author Rui Falcão de Campos examine patterns of human rights abuses linked to the diamond industry in the Lunda region in 2004. Download the full text of this report in English or Portuguese.

Art Exhibit: Southern African Art--Selections from the Cooper Gallery

March 21, 2005 // 8:00am4:00pm
Africa Program
A special exhibition of contemporary sculpture and painting from southern Africa, specializing in Shona stone sculpture from Zimbabwe, and contemporary graphic arts from around the region.

A Leading Social and Political Activist Reflects on the New South Africa

March 09, 2005 // 8:30am10:00am
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with one of South Africa's most passionate and articulate voices. Described by Nelson Mandela as "his favorite opposition politician," Patricia De Lille has made a substantial mark on South African political life – first as a trade unionist, then as one of the nation's most forceful voices of liberation, and most recently, as a member of parliament. Download the full text of her statement.

Gaining Ground: Lessons from the Preliminary Findings of Madagascar's New Demographic & Health Survey

February 08, 2005 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
After decades of improvement, the health of women and children across sub-Saharan Africa is declining. In Madagascar, however, it is on the upswing: the new 2003-2004 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) reveals great improvements in fertility as well as maternal and child health.

Zimbabwe at a Crossroads: Civil Society and the Future of Constitutional Reform

January 27, 2005 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A forum with Zimbabwean political activist Lovemore Madhuku. Dr. Madhuku is the founder and President of the National Constitutional Assembly, a non-governmental organization that advocates constitutional reforms in Zimbabwe. He will discuss recent political developments in Zimbabwe and the future of the constitutional reform movement, especially in light of new regulations on NGOs and the upcoming parliamentary elections. After this event, Dr. Madhuku gave an interview to the Wilson Center's Dialogue television program.

Documentary Screening: AIDS Warriors

October 21, 2004 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The PBS series Wide Angle, which seeks to reveal the "humanity behind the headlines," sent award-winning filmmakers Micah Fink and Andrew Young to Angola to look behind the HIV/AIDS pandemic and examine the role of the military in fighting this health crisis.

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.

Post-War Angola: Trends and Prospects

April 05, 2004 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Africa Program
A panel discussion on "Post-War Angola: Trends and Prospects," featuring Raphael Marquez, a journalist and human rights activist; head of the Open Society Institute in Luanda, Professor Gerald Bender, one of America's most distinguished experts on Angola; and Evaristo Jose, Press Secretary for the Embassy of Angola.

Political Instability Task Force: New Findings

February 05, 2004 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Professors Jack Goldstone, Robert Bates, and Colin Kahl discuss the Political Instability Task Force's efforts to develop a global statistical model for assessing states' vulnerability to political instability.

Luncheon: Presentations of Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellowship Recipients

August 04, 2003 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Africa Program
Presentation by the Africa Project’s two current Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellows: J. Tyler Dickovick, Ph.D. candidate at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School and D. Grace Davie, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan.

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