September 01, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:30am
The United States has been engaged in Security Sector Reform (SSR) in the DRC since 2006. However, without strong political will to improve security, overall improvement has stagnated. The Congolese army, the FARDC, is still seen as a factitious group of rebel militias. What is the way forward for SSR in the DRC?
August 09, 2011 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Against the backdrop of protracted instability in the eastern Kivu provinces and the new priorities of the UN’s stabilizing mission in the DRC, the country is set to hold important presidential and legislative elections in November.
June 30, 2011 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Dr. Denis Mukwege, Director of the Panzi Hospital, discusses a range of timely issues that concern the Democratic Republic of Congo.
June 20, 2011 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Program in co-sponsorship with the Enough Project assembled a panel of experts from American, British and Congolese governments, private industry, and the non-governmental community to discuss the deplorable situation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo involving conflict minerals and the way forward.
June 15, 2011 // 4:30pm — 6:30pm
Steve McDonald, Director of the Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, Woodrow Wilson Center; Jessica Einhorn, Dean of SAIS, Johns Hopkins University; Romano Prodi, President, Foundation for World Wide Cooperation
June 14, 2011 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
H.E. Ngwazi Prof. Bingu wa Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi; Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center; Steve McDonald, Director of the Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, Woodrow Wilson Center
May 11, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Rye Barcott, author of It Happened on the Way to War, writes about his experiences as an impressionable student in Kenya, a front-line warrior in Iraq, and the journey in between. He focuses on two central themes, which he believes to be relevant to development practitioners: What he had learned on the approach to participatory development? And what are the strengths and limitations of the military to engage in capacity-building work?
May 05, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:30am
Operating without any clear political agenda for nearly 25 years, the Lord’s Resistance Army may be one of the most enduring and perplexing militias in the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes Policy Forum presents, "The Lords of Resistance Army: Implementing Policy to End an Enduring Problem."
April 07, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
“My role as Managing Director is to try and bring together all of the diverse threads of Europe’s relationship with Africa in a way that we have not been able to before,” Dr. Nick Westcott said of his post in the European External Action Service (EEAS) at an event co-hosted by the Africa Program and Leadership Project on April 7, 2011.
April 05, 2011 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Steve McDonald, Consulting Director, Africa Program and the Projector on Leadership and Capacity, Woodrow Wilson Center; Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center