Diamonds in the Rough: A Ugandan Hip Hop Revolution

April 16, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
A film screening of Diamonds in the Rough: A Ugandan Hip Hop Revolution. This documentary screening, part of the first annual Washington, DC Hip Hop & Peacebuilding Festival, was followed by a question and answer session with featured hip hop artists Silas Balabyekkubo and Fredinah Peyton, and filmmaker Brett Mazurek. Diamonds in the Rough follows the efforts of a group of young African artists using the poetry of hip hop to share their message of peace.

Religious Responses to Conflict

March 13, 2008 // 3:00pm4:30pm
A Forum in the Wilson Center Series "What Really Works in Preventing and Rebuilding Fragile States?"Panelists will review and analyze the role of faith-based peacemaking processes in conflicts across the world. This event is cosponsored by the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity.

Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy

February 05, 2008 // 1:00pm3:00pm
The Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area, and Georgetown's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy invite you to join contributors to the new book, Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy (October 2007), to discuss the impact of the Governor of Illinois, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., and twice Democratic presidential candidate, and how his legacy offers insights into current issues in American politics and foreign policy.

Book Discussion: Too Poor For Peace? Links Between Poverty, Conflict, Demography, and Environment

October 05, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Poverty not only causes insecurity in individuals' lives, but can also contribute to broader political instability, say contributors to "Too Poor for Peace."

Celebrity Diplomacy: Challenges and Opportunities

September 25, 2007 // 9:00am10:30am
With a recent increase in celebrities drawing the world's attention to international issues such as poverty, debt eradication, and pandemic diseases, panelists explored how celebrities can most effectively use their fame as a means of adding credibility and attracting attention to global issues.

Examining Environmental Links to Peace and Conflict in Sudan: The UN Environment Programme's Sudan Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

September 21, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Efforts to end the ongoing violence in Darfur and build on the 2005 peace agreement must consider how environmental problems such as deforestation, drought, and desertification affect the balance between peace and conflict.

Creating Opportunities for Peace Through Regional Trade in the African Great Lakes Region

September 10, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
There is a strong regional and international market for the minerals and forest products extracted from the Great Lakes countries. The challenge is for this lucrative trade to directly benefit the majority of the people living in the region, rather than the corrupt few who have typically exploited these resources.

African Underground: Youth and Hip-Hop in African Politics

July 11, 2007 // 5:00pm7:00pm

The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission: Vision and Challenges

June 11, 2007 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Carolyn McAskie will provide an overall assessment of the work of the Peacebuilding Commission thus far—its objectives, its current activities, its longer-term vision, and its principal challenges. Ms. McAskie will also discuss how the new UN peacebuilding architecture is finding its place on the international scene.

Youth and Politics in Conflict Contexts

May 16, 2007 // 2:00pm5:30pm
This event seeks to identify ways in which youth can serve as important catalysts for positive change and as contributors to sustainable peace through active involvement in the political process, specifically focusing on political party development, governance, citizen participation, and elections.


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