Events

Women's Role in Conflict Prevention and Nonviolent Transformation

February 24, 2005 // 8:00am10:00am
Opening Remarks: Ambassador Hattie Babbitt, Senior Vice-President, Hunt Alternatives Fund; Johanna Mendelson-Foreman, Senior Program Officer for Peace, Security, and Human Rights, United Nations Foundation.Speakers: Emem Okon, Program Officer, Niger Delta Women for Justice; Sanam Anderlini, former Policy Commission Director, Inclusive Security: Women Waging Peace; Mildred Sandi, President, DP Foundation and member, Southern African Conflict Prevention Network; Alexandra Belandia, former Culture Director, Universidad Santa María.This event is co-sponsored with the Conflict Prevention Project and Africa Program of the Wilson Center, and Inclusive Security: Women Waging Peace.

Sudanese Women: Untapped Resource for Stability and Reconstruction

February 23, 2005 // 9:00am10:30am
A discussion of the role that female peacemakers might play in promoting stability and economic reconstruction in Sudan with Ambassador Swanee Hunt, chair of Inclusive Security: Women Waging Peace and Ambassador Donald Steinberg, senior fellow at US Institute of Peace, who have recently returned from Khartoum, Sudan and Nairobi, Kenya. This meeting will provide an opportunity to reflect on the current peace process, ongoing crisis in Darfur, and the status of women throughout Sudan.

Do Elections a Democracy Make? Covering the Iraqi and Palestinian Elections – A Report from the Field

February 16, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Trudy Rubin, Foreign Affairs Columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Responding to Crises, Managing Post-conflict Situations and Building Peace: Recommendations by the United Nations High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change

February 14, 2005 // 9:00am10:30am
Gareth Evans, Member of the HLP and President, International Crisis Group; Carlos Pascual, Coordinator, Office of Reconstruction and Stabilization, United States Department of State; General William Nash, (USA, ret.), Director, Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations; Moderated by David Birenbaum, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN for UN Management and Reform.

Darfur, Southern Sudan and Northern Uganda: The Quest for a Comprehensive Peace

February 07, 2005 // 1:00pm2:30pm
A special briefing by John Prendergast, Special Advisor to the President of the International Crisis Group. Having just returned from the region, Prendergast focused on the relationship between the current crisis in Darfur, the recent peace agreement in Southern Sudan, and the ongoing conflict in Northern Uganda. Streaming video of this event and a Dialogue interview are also available.

Live Webcast: Iraq After the Elections

February 03, 2005 // 11:00am12:15pm
Yitzhak Nakash, Current Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow; Associate Professor of Middle East History, Brandeis University. This event is co-sponsored with the Conflict Prevention Project and the Middle East Program. The video of this event is available here.

Zimbabwe at a Crossroads: Civil Society and the Future of Constitutional Reform

January 27, 2005 // 9:00am10:30am
A forum with Zimbabwean political activist Lovemore Madhuku. Dr. Madhuku is the founder and President of the National Constitutional Assembly, a non-governmental organization that advocates constitutional reforms in Zimbabwe. He will discuss recent political developments in Zimbabwe and the future of the constitutional reform movement, especially in light of new regulations on NGOs and the upcoming parliamentary elections. After this event, Dr. Madhuku gave an interview to the Wilson Center's Dialogue television program.

The Iraq Elections: Women to the Ballot Box

December 22, 2004 // 8:00am9:30am
Abdulwahab Alkebsi, Program Officer for the Middle East and North Africa, National Endowment for Democracy (NED); Denise Dauphinais, Deputy Director and General Manager, Center for Transitional Justice Program and Post-Conflict Governance, IFES; Stuart Krusell, Deputy Director of Iraq Programs, International Republican Institute (IRI); Makram Ouaiss, Senior Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa Region, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI); Maha Muna, Programme Manager and Officer in Charge, Governance, Peace and Security Unit, United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM); Charlie Ponticelli, Senior Coordinator,International Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State.This event was co-sponsored by the Conflict Prevention Project and the Middle East Program.

Civil-Military Cooperation in a Time of Turmoil

December 07, 2004 // 9:30am11:00am
Venue: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1800 K Street NW, B-1 Conference Room.General Anthony Zinni, Former Commander in Chief U.S. Central Command, United States Marine Corps (Ret.); William J. Garvelink, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Live Webcast: Iraq Before the January 2005 Elections

December 06, 2004 // 12:30pm2:00pm
A presentation with three Iraqi Ministers:Mamu Farhan Othman, Minister of State for Civil Society; Louei Hatim Sultan al-Aris, Minister of Transportation; Nesreen Mustafa Berwari, Minister of Public Works. Co-sponsored with the Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Middle East Forum & the Conflict Prevention Project

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