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AGOA, Five Years Later: Lessons Learned, Challenges Ahead

September 14, 2005 // 8:30am2:30pm
A half-day conference examining the legacy of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, and assessing ways to ensure that AGOA's potential is fully realized. Video of this event is available here.

Live Webcast--Building for the Future: Women's Role in Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction

September 13, 2005 // 8:30am1:15pm
Sanam Anderlini, Independent Consultant on Gender, Peace, and Security Issues; Cheryl Benard, Senior Political Analyst and Director of the Initiative for Middle Eastern Youth, RAND Corporation; Rosalind Boyd, Senior Research Associate, Centre for Developing-Area Studies (CDAS), McGill University; Eulalie Nibizi, President, Burundi Trade Union, Bujumbura, Burundi; Ala Noori Talabani, Member of the Iraqi Interim National Assembly, Baghdad, Iraq; Jenni Williams, Director, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), Bulwayo, Zimbabwe.This event is cosponsored with the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity.

Investing in Africa's Future: U.S. Agricultural DevelopmentAssistance for Sub-Saharan Africa

September 12, 2005 // 10:00am12:00pm
A special panel discussion moderated by Peter McPherson to mark the release of the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa -- Resources for the Future report: Investing in Africa's Future: U.S. Agricultural DevelopmentAssistance for Sub-Saharan Africa. download the Executive Summary.

Killing Neighbors: Social Dimensions of Genocide in Rwanda

August 25, 2005 // 2:00pm3:00pm
A presentation and discussion with Lee Ann Fujii, 2005 Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellow on the social dimensions of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, focusing on the experiences of two rural villages. Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution moderated the discussion.

Trends in U.S. Support for Conservation and Development: A Historical Look at USAID's Environment Programs

August 23, 2005 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Catherine Corson, 2005 Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellow, discusses her research on the history of and key influences on the development of USAID's environmental programs.

Fighting to Survive: A Report on Female Former Child Soldiers Living in Rwanda

August 12, 2005 // 10:00am11:00am
A presentation and discussion with Heather Baldwin, Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellow at the Wilson Center and PhD Candidate at Boston College. Download this Presentation.

The Changing Face of African Unity: Finding Solutions in Darfur and Beyond

July 29, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
A Director's Forum with H.E. Salim Salim, former Secretary-General of the Organization of African Unity and currently the head of the African Union mediation team working on the Darfur peace talks. Watch the video.

Reform, Accountability, and the Future of Nigerian Federalism (VIDEO)

July 28, 2005 // 3:00pm4:30pm
A forum with Orji Uzor Kalu, Governor of Abia State, Nigeria and 2007 presidential candidate. Watch the video.

Book Discussion: Winning the Oil End Game: Innovations for Profits, Jobs and Security

July 22, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
A Director's Forum discussion with MacArthur Fellow and physicist Amory Lovins, about his recently published book, Winning the Oil Endgame: Innovations for Profits, Jobs and Security.

Somalia Briefing: Jihadi Groups and their Links to Al-Qaeda

June 30, 2005 // 11:00am12:30pm
A briefing with Matt Bryden, Acting Horn of Africa Project Director at the International Crisis Group, on the presence, background and current activities of jihadi groups in Somalia, as well as their alleged links to Al-Qaeda. Bryden's findings are also presented in a recent ICG Report.

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