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Conference on Cotton – The Next Steps for Africa

October 26, 2006 // 8:30am6:30pm
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The DRC Elections: The Second Round

October 25, 2006 // 2:00pm3:30pm
A discussion, co-sponsored with the Great Lakes Policy Forum on the second round of the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Participants included the Wilson Center's Howard Wolpe, International Crisis Group's Caty Clement and Rick Neal of Refugees International.
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Rwanda and the Great Lakes Region

October 16, 2006 // 10:00am11:30am
A discussion with Michael Arietti, the U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda. Arietti provided a U.S. perspective on economic and political developments in Rwanda. He also discussed the role of Rwanda in the broader Great Lakes Region of Africa, as well as its evolving relationship with the U.S.
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Minerals, Forests, and Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

October 04, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
The forest and mineral wealth of the DRC is critical to the country and its people's political, economic, and social future. John Katunga explores the interconnections between natural resource wealth and stability.

African Diplomats Orientation

September 27, 2006 // 8:30am4:30pm
The Africa Program, the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and The Committee on Capacity Building of the Washington-Based African Diplomatic Corps co-hosted a two-day orientation on the American political system for African diplomats. Twenty-four African nations were represented as Africa Program Director Howard Wolpe, Egyptian Ambassador Nabil Fahmy and expert guest speakers presented on a variety of topics including US politics, international policy and media relations.

The African Growth and Opportunity Act at Six Years: Focus on Worker Rights in Swaziland

September 13, 2006 // 4:00pm5:30pm
A launch and discussion of a recent Solidarity Center report, entitled Justice for All: The Struggle for Worker Rights in Swaziland. The discussion will focus on the impact of international trade upon working conditions in that Southern African nation.

Sudan's Peace Settlement: Progress and Perils

September 11, 2006 // 8:30am4:00pm
A daylong symposium, in partnership with the National Defense University to assess the progress and challenges in implementing Sudan's landmark Comprehensive Peace Agreement. This event will be held at Fort Lesley J. McNair. Free Registration is Required.

The Elections in the DR Congo: Perspectives from International Observers

September 07, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
The 121st Great Lakes Policy forum, which will provide a debriefing on the first round of elections in the DRC. This event will be held at John's Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

The Democratic Republic of Congo on the Eve of Elections

July 28, 2006 // 10:30am12:30am
With Howard Wolpe, Director of the Africa Program and Leadership Project, Chris Hennemeyer Director of Africa and Middle East Programs, IFES and Wilson Center Senior Scholar Herbert Weiss. Kinshasa-based NGOs will provide updates on recent developments via teleconference.
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The Role of Southern Sudan in Regional Peace and Security

July 24, 2006 // 9:00am12:00pm
With: H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, First Vice President of Sudan and President of Southern Sudan, as well as panelists John Prendergast, Senior Advisor to the International Crisis Group; Pagan Amum Okiech, Advisor to the President of the GoSS for Diplomatic Affairs, and Awut Deng Acuil, SPLM Secretary for External Affairs and moderator Johnnie Carson, Senior Vice President of the National Defense University

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