Supporting Local Leaders Working for Peace and Democracy in a Conflicted World: The Living Legacy of Raymond Shonholtz and Howard Wolpe
April 10, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The recent passing of Howard Wolpe and Raymond Shonholtz was a great loss for the democracy and peacebuilding communities. Both men leave behind enduring legacies from inspiring lives spent pursuing social change both at home and abroad. This forum will serve as an opportunity to reflect on the impact of their work and implications for the future of the democracy and peacebuilding fields through a discussion with colleagues who knew them well.
February 29, 2012 // 10:00am — 11:30am
The Horn of Africa is one of the world’s most conflicted regions, experiencing over 200 armed conflicts since 1990. In response to this on-going crisis, the Wilson Center’s Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity established a Horn of Africa Steering Committee in 2010 that focused on developing a set of recommendations for a regional US policy framework for the Horn.
February 14, 2012 // 9:30am — 11:30am
Hosted by the Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum, this forum will discuss trends and lessons learned in work on equity and the impacts of extractives industries (oil, gas and mining) in developing countries and will particularly highlight the effects on conflict.
A Debrief on Busan: What Happened and What’s Next? Analysis and Next Steps Following the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness
December 15, 2011 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center is collaborating with the Alliance for Peacebuilding, Interaction, 3P Human Security and US Agency for International Development to review the deliberations and findings in Busan on improving the impact and effectiveness of aid.
December 08, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Authors Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan discuss their new book, Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict where they argue that nonviolent campaigns have been more successful than armed campaigns in achieving ultimate goals in political struggles, even when used against similar opponents and in the face of repression.
November 14, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
"Worlds Apart: Bosnian Lessons for a Global Security" tells of a well-meaning foreign policy establishment often deaf to the voices of everyday people. Its focus is the Bosnian War when Ambassador Hunt served in Vienna and was intimately involved in American policy toward the Balkans.
September 13, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Hosted by the Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum, this event will feature experts on Sudan who will discuss issues surrounding regional conflicts that continue to develop within the north.
May 10, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:30am
On May 10, 2011, The Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity hosted an event titled “Civilian Response Corps: Experiences from the Field.” The event included a panel of four members of the Civilian Response Corps (CRC), both active and standby, who shared their experiences on the ground in reconstruction and recovery in post-conflict regions of Afghanistan, Central African Republic and Sudan.
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.