May 17, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Over the last year, civil society has continued to play a critical role in democratization throughout the world, and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton's "Strategic Dialogue initiative with Civil Society" has provided a model for how governments and civil society can work together to advance the common good.
May 15, 2012 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Half of the world’s seven billion people currently live in cities, one billion of them in informal settlements; the United Nations projects that the global urban population will expand to as many as five billion over the next two decades. As a result of failing rural economies, conflicts, material inequalities, gentrification, and other urban development programs, people are moving into, out of, and through cities in search of profit, protection, and passage elsewhere.
May 03, 2012 // 9:00am — May 04, 2012 // 5:00pm
"Africa: 54 Countries, One Union" is a follow up to last year's Conference in Washington, DC. This Conference aims to bolster African initiatives on infrastructure and development.
April 25, 2012 // 8:30am — 5:30pm
Media coverage and policy debates outside Nigeria rarely go beyond covering the latest crisis. This conference goes beyond the headlines to better understand key challenges and opportunities.
April 23, 2012 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On April 23rd Ministers of Health of Afghanistan, Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Rwanda discussed the drivers of successful maternal health programs and how such efforts can be accelerated and sustained throughout the developing world.
April 20, 2012 // 2:30pm — 4:00pm
Chairman of Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Ahmed Issack Hassan, spoke on challenges and progress following the country's 2007 elections.
April 17, 2012 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
In war and post-war Africa, youth populations are colossal and most governments are weak. Most international observers do not realize that African youth are faced with a daunting irony: that while they are demographically dominant, many if not most of them feel like and act as if they are members of an outcast minority.
April 16, 2012 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
In collaboration with Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) and a coalition of organizations concerned with the future of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), The Wilson Center’s Africa Program invites you to “Military Reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo”.
Supporting Local Leaders Working for Peace and Democracy in a Conflicted World: The Living Legacy of Raymond Shonholtz and Howard Wolpe
April 10, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The recent passing of Howard Wolpe and Raymond Shonholtz was a great loss for the democracy and peacebuilding communities. Both men leave behind enduring legacies from inspiring lives spent pursuing social change both at home and abroad. This forum will serve as an opportunity to reflect on the impact of their work and implications for the future of the democracy and peacebuilding fields through a discussion with colleagues who knew them well.
A Reception Tribute in Honor of Obiageli Ezekwesili, Vice President of the Africa Program, World Bank
March 28, 2012 // 6:30pm — 8:00pm
On Wednesday, March 28th, the Wilson Center, alongside the Tony Elumelu Foundation, CAMAC Energy Inc., and the Whitaker Group, hosted a reception and tribute in honor of Obiageli Ezekwesili, who will be leaving her post at the World Bank as Vice President for the Africa region, a position she has held for five years.