Events

A Director's Forum with H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit

November 04, 2005 // 1:30pm3:00pm
A Director's forum with His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit, First Vice President of Sudan, President of the Government of Southern Sudan, and Commander-in-Chief of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA).

Women, Democracy, and Peace: The Cyprus Example

October 28, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Oya Talat, Political Advocate; Spouse of Mehmet Ali Talat, "Turkish Cypriot President."This event was cosponsored by the Middle East Program and the Project for Leadership and Building State Capacity.

UN Reform: Moving from Rhetoric to Reality

October 28, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
Christopher Bancroft Burnham, Under-Secretary-General for Management, United Nations; A. Edward Elmendorf, Opening Remarks, President, UNA-NCA; David Birenbaum, Moderator, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; former U.S. Ambassador to the UN for UN Management and Reform

Special Briefing with the Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa

October 21, 2005 // 2:30pm4:00pm
A Special Briefing by members of the United Nation's Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa (CHGA). This is a first-ever opportunity to have an informal discussion of findings and proposed recommendations from the CHGA, who will publish their final report next month.

Burundi – A New Beginning

September 20, 2005 // 11:00am12:30pm
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi. Video of this event is now available.

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.

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.

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.

Why Fighting Crime Can Assist Development in Africa

June 23, 2005 // 10:00am11:00am
A Director's Forum with Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, for the launch of a new report: Crime and Development in Africa. Download this report.

Ethiopia's Elections and Their Aftermath

June 15, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
A discussion sponsored by the Africa Program and the Center for Strategic and Interational Studies on Ethiopia's May 15 elections, and the crisis that has followed, with Terrence Lyons, of the Institute for Conflict Analysis & Resolution at George Mason University, Jane Gaffney, director for East Africa at the U.S. Department of State and Chris Albin-Lackey, Human Rights Watch.

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