On November 27, the Wilson Center's Africa Program hosted a discussion with Dr. Kizza Besigye, President of the Forum for Democratic Change. Dr Besigye provided a profile of Uganda's political history, the status of opposition parties and the government's neo-patrimonial culture and its intolerance towards other political views.
Africa and Twenty-First Century Development Challenges: The North-South Development Agenda Reconsidered
There is much debate today about North versus South development schemes and frameworks. What is effective? What works best in which context?
Proceedings of a forum on recent political events in Uganda, featuring Joel Barkan, University of Iowa, Johnnie Carson, National Defense University, and comments and questions from Ruhakana Rugunda, Ugandan Minister of Internal Affairs and other audience members. Watch the video by visiting the event website.
Governance on the Ground shows people at a local level working through municipal institutions to take more responsibility for their own lives and environment. This study reports what social scientists in eight local networks found when they chose their own subjects for a worldwide comparative study of institutional reform at the local level. Governance on the Ground is the culminating product of the Global Urban Research Initiative, a major 1990s research effort that created a worldwide network of some 400 social scientistsMore about this title can be found on the Wilson Center Press website.
Transcript of "Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations in Post-Conflict and Crisis Zones: The Challenges of Military and Civilian Cooperation"
Verbatim transcripts of a half-day conference held at the Wilson Center on June 7, 2006, which focused on ways to strengthen the collaboration between military and civilian actors in conflict and post conflict environments.
In this recent meeting co-convened by the Center's Africa Project and the International Crisis Group, a panel of leading U.S., UN and NGO experts agreed that one year after the cease-fire Angola has made important strides in terms of political stability and economic reform, but continues to face a number of daunting challenges.