Events

Mapping a Peace Strategy for Northern Uganda (VIDEO)

June 14, 2005 // 3:00pm4:30pm
The Africa Program and the Conflict Prevention Project join in inviting you to a panel discussion on the ongoing war in northern Uganda. The discussion with John Prendergast, Special Advisor to the President of the International Crisis Group, and Gilbert Khadiagala, Associate Professor of African Studies and Comparative Politics at the Paul H. Nitze School of Strategic and International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, will examine the steps that must be taken—both by parties to the conflict and the international community—in order to bring the war to a peaceful resolution.
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Human Rights Defenders on the Front Lines of Freedom

June 08, 2005 // 2:00pm3:30pm
A Panel Discussion with Yuri Dzhibladze (Russia)—President of the Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights, Moscow, Russia; Gustavo Gallón (Colombia)—Director of the Colombian Commission ofJurists, Bogotá, Colombia;Nozima Kamalova (Uzbekistan)—Legal Aid Society, Tashkent, UzbekistanVideo of this event is now available.

Uganda: An African "Success" Past its Prime?

June 02, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
A roundtable co-sponsored by the Africa Program and Conflict Prevention Project at the Wilson Center, and by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The discussion will focus on recent political and economic developments in Uganda, with Joel Barkan, Professor of Political Science University of Iowa and Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Senior Vice-President, National Defense University. Download the conference report.

Reforming the United Nations: Making the United Nations More Accountable, Transparent, and Efficient

May 12, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
Philo Dibble, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Adrian Hills, Senior Officer and Policy Advisor on Reform, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations. Edward Luck, Director of the Center on International Organization and Professor in the Practice of International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. Moderated by David Birenbaum, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; former U.S. Ambassador to the UN for UN Management and Reform.

Live Webcast: The Dangerous Connection - Failed and Failing States, WMD, and Terrorism: Initiatives Proposed by the United Nations Secretary General and the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change

April 25, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
Lee Hamilton, President and Director, Woodrow Wilson Center; former Vice Chairman of the 9-11 Commission.Lord David Hannay, Member of the HLP; former Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the UN; former United Kingdom Special Envoy to Cyprus. David Kay, former IAEA/UNSCOM Chief Nuclear Weapons Inspector; Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.John Sewell, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; former President of the Overseas Development Council (ODC). Moderated by David Birenbaum, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; former U.S. Ambassador to the UN for UN Management and Reform.

The Dynamics of Poverty in Post-Genocide Rwanda

April 22, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
A Roundtable discussion with Philip Verwimp, Poverty Economist, Rwanda Office of the World Bank, who will use data from household surveys to compare poverty before and after the genocide.

Responding to Africa's Emergencies: New Strategies for Humanitarian Assistance at the United Nations

April 19, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
A Roundtable discussion with Kevin Kennedy, Director of the Coordination and Response Division in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs at the United Nations and Krista Riddley, Deputy Director of Policy and Advocacy at Oxfam America.

Live Webcast---Legitimacy and the Use of Force: Discussion on the United Nations High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change

March 23, 2005 // 9:00am10:30am
Lee Feinstein, Senior Fellow, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Deputy Director of Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Michael Glennon, Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; The Honorable Brent Scowcroft, Member of the HLP, President and Founder of The Scowcroft Group, and former National Security Advisor to President Gerald Ford and President George H. W. Bush. Moderated by David Birenbaum, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and former U.S. Ambassador to the UN for UN Management and Reform.

Live Webcast: Can Iraq Become a Democracy?

March 16, 2005 // 8:00am9:30am
Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University. This event is co-sponsored by the Conflict Prevention Project and the Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Middle East Forum. The video of this event is now available.

Beijing + 10: Arab Women At A Glance

March 07, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Fatima Sbaity-Kassem, Director, Center for Women, ESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia), Beirut, Lebanon. This event is co-sponsored by the Conflict Prevention Project.

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