U.S. Policy Toward Africa 2011: Implications of Current Events

April 05, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Steve McDonald, Consulting Director, Africa Program and the Projector on Leadership and Capacity, Woodrow Wilson Center; Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center

Human Security in the DRCSeeking Solutions from the Ground Up

March 24, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
Human Security is an ongoing emergency situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Reports of rape and massacres of civilians are regularly coupled with reports of MONUSCO's ineffectiveness and the active participation of the national army in human rights violations. Moving beyond the grim descriptions of human rights abuses, what is the role of civil society in protection, fostering stability and building peace? What policy mechanisms are available in the short and long terms to address these critical issues at the national and international level?

Multi-Track Diplomacy in the 21st Century

February 11, 2011 // 1:00pm4:00pm
In celebration of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy’s (IMTD) 20th anniversary, the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity co-hosted an event titled, “Multi-Track Diplomacy in the 21st Century” on Friday, February 11, 2011. The event included two panels that focused on the theoretical evolution and operationalization of multi-track diplomacy in the last twenty years.

A Forum on Africa and China: What's at Stake

February 04, 2011 // 8:30am12:45pm
On February 4, 2011 the Wilson Center’s Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity hosted an event entitled, “Africa & China: What’s at Stake: A Look at Development, Economic and Business Issues” in partnership with Africare and the Constituency for Africa.

Elections and Peace Consolidation: Prospects and Challenges in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

January 27, 2011 // 10:30am11:30am
“Stabilization, or peace consolidation, if you prefer, is an integral part of peacekeeping – I think it has to be an essential part of how we approach peacekeeping,” stated Ambassador Roger Meece at a Woodrow Wilson Center Director’s Forum on January 27, 2011.

The Future of Sudan: A View from Khartoum

January 26, 2011 // 9:30am10:30am
On January 26, 2011, the Africa Program in conjunction with the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity of the Woodrow Wilson Center welcomed His Excellency, the Foreign Minister of Sudan Ali Karti to discuss his views on the prospects of peace in Sudan, in the event that the South votes for secession.

Southern Sudan: Using Innovative Tools for Local Empowerment

January 14, 2011 // 1:00pm2:00pm
“The low level of violence during the referendum is a testament to the strength of the Sudanese people,” stated Ambassador Loftis at a Woodrow Wilson Center Director’s Forum on January 14, 2011, co-sponsored by the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, and the Africa Program.

A Lens Into Liberia: Experiences From IRP Gatekeepers

January 13, 2011 // 1:00pm2:30pm
The International Reporting Project (IRP) gives "editors–the 'gatekeepers'—a chance to get out of the newsrooms and to see for themselves the importance of international affairs," said John Schidlovsky, director of IRP, at a Wilson Center event about the independent journalism organization's recent two-week trip to Liberia with 11 U.S. news editors.

RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope

December 09, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
Using never before seen archival footage, and interviews in South Africa and the United States, filmmakers Larry Shore and Tami Gold tell the unknown story of Robert Kennedy's 1966 visit to South Africa during the worst years of Apartheid.

Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Societies: What Works Best?

July 16, 2010 // 10:00am4:00pm
David Tolbert, President, International Center for Transitional Justice; Mark Goodale, Associate Professor, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University; Priscilla Hayner, Author, Unspeakable Truths: Transitional Justice and the Challenge of Truth Commissions; Wendy Lambourne, Senior Lecturer and Academic Coordinator, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney; Douglass Cassel, Former Legal Adviser, United Nations Commission on Truth for El Salvador, and Professor of Law, Notre Dame University; Jennifer Easterday, Trial Monitor, Special Court on Sierra Leone, War Crimes Studies Center, University of California, Berkeley; Patrick Burgess, Asia Director, International Center for Transitional Justice, and Former Director of Human Rights, UNTAET and UNMISET Missions in Timor-Leste; Richard Joseph, Former Fellow for African Governance, The Carter Center, and Professor of International History and Politics, Northwestern University; Martin Kimani, Deputy Director, Ansari Africa Center, Atlantic Council; Lisa Schirch, Director, 3D Security Initiatives


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