Russian-Algerian Relations: Partners or Competitors?

January 29, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
Mark N. Katz, Professor of Government and Politics, George Mason University, and former Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute

Women Leaders Reflect on the Prospects for Peace in Northern Uganda

January 17, 2007 // 1:30pm3:00pm
The Africa Program joined the Initiative for Inclusive Security in hosting a discussion with seven northern Ugandan women leaders on the prospects for peace and stability in Uganda.

Securing Somalia's Future: Options for Diplomacy, Assistance, and Security Engagement

January 17, 2007 // 7:00am1:00pm
A discussion of U.S. and international approaches toward the Somalia crisis. Panels will examine the quickly evolving situation as well as options for international engagement. Senator Russell Feingold (D-WI) and Ambassador Jendayi Frazer, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa will keynote. This event was held at CSIS.

Burundi at Peace: What Does it Mean?

January 12, 2007 // 8:00am10:00am
The 126th Great Lakes Policy Forum will feature a discussion of Burundian politics, eighteen months after the nation's historic elections. This event will be held at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Book Launch -- Crafting Peace: Strategies to Deal with Warlords in Collapsing States

January 05, 2007 // 9:00am10:30am
"This is the world of the warlord: ‘if you are educated you are nothing; if armed, you are superior. Anarchy rules here. If you are many and you have no guns, you are nothing.'" said Sasha Lezhnev, international program officer of the Northern Uganda Peace Initiative, quoting a Somali aid official's remarks. Speaking at a January 5, 2006 book launch cosponsored the Africa Program and Kennan Institute, both of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Lezhnev presented case studies of warlordism in Sierra Leone and Tajikistan. William Zartman, director of conflict management at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns' Hopkins University, commented on Lezhnev's findings.

Buying Time for Peace: the Multi-country Demobilization & Reintegration Program in the Great Lakes

December 13, 2006 // 12:00pm2:30pm
The 125th Great Lakes Policy forum, will feature a film screening and discussion of World Bank-led DDR programs in Central Africa. This event will be held at John's Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Liberia in Transition: A Discussion With the UN Panel on Liberia

December 12, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Members of the UN Panel of Experts on Liberia discuss the impact of Liberia's resources on West Africa's wars, how effective sanctions were in shutting down the conflicts, and whether it is time to restore control of the country's natural wealth to the newly elected national government.

Assessing Prospects for Peace in Sudan: Perspectives from Three Recent Trips to the Region

December 06, 2006 // 1:00pm2:30pm
A discussion with Carla Koppell, Director of The Initiative for Inclusive Security, Dave Peterson, Director of the Africa Program at the National Endowment for Democracy and Sarah Martin, Advocate at Refugees International. Panelists discussed their findings gathered from recent visits to Sudan. Princeton Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations moderated this event.

How Swaziland's Governance Model and AIDS Crisis Intersect

December 05, 2006 // 2:00pm3:30pm
A briefing on recent developments in Swaziland. Panelists will discuss a wide range of social and economic challenges currently facing Swaziland, namely its economic growth, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, and the government's handling of opposition parties.

The 2006 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture: Are There Democracy Lessons Arabs Can Learn From Eastern Europe?

November 30, 2006 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Dr. Saad Ibrahim, professor at the American University in Cairo and the recipient of the 2006 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award delivered the 2nd annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture key-note address: Are There Democracy Lessons Arabs Can Learn From Eastern Europe? Introductory remarks were provided by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed.


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