January 05, 2007 // 9:00am — 10:30am
"This is the world of the warlord: ‘if you are educated you are nothing; if armed, you are superior. Anarchy rules here. If you are many and you have no guns, you are nothing.'" said Sasha Lezhnev, international program officer of the Northern Uganda Peace Initiative, quoting a Somali aid official's remarks. Speaking at a January 5, 2006 book launch cosponsored the Africa Program and Kennan Institute, both of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Lezhnev presented case studies of warlordism in Sierra Leone and Tajikistan. William Zartman, director of conflict management at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns' Hopkins University, commented on Lezhnev's findings.
November 01, 2006 // 7:30am — 9:00am
With Rubén I. Zamora, President of CAPAZ Foundation and UNDP consultant
October 25, 2006 // 9:30am — 11:30am
October 23, 2006 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Gender studies have traditionally focused on women and girls, paying little attention to the attitudes and behaviors of men. But a new book from the World Bank, The Other Half of Gender: Men's Issues in Development, attempts to bring the gender and development debate full circle.
September 27, 2006 // 8:30am — 4:30pm
The Africa Program, the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and The Committee on Capacity Building of the Washington-Based African Diplomatic Corps co-hosted a two-day orientation on the American political system for African diplomats. Twenty-four African nations were represented as Africa Program Director Howard Wolpe, Egyptian Ambassador Nabil Fahmy and expert guest speakers presented on a variety of topics including US politics, international policy and media relations.
July 24, 2006 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
With: H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, First Vice President of Sudan and President of Southern Sudan, as well as panelists John Prendergast, Senior Advisor to the International Crisis Group; Pagan Amum Okiech, Advisor to the President of the GoSS for Diplomatic Affairs, and Awut Deng Acuil, SPLM Secretary for External Affairs and moderator Johnnie Carson, Senior Vice President of the National Defense University
June 20, 2006 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Chetan Kumar, Interagency Liaison Specialist, Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, United Nations Development Programme, New York;Ben Hoffman, Director, International Project on Peace and Prosperity, Ottawa, Canada
Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations in Post-Conflict and Crisis Zones: The Challenges of Military and Civilian Cooperation
June 07, 2006 // 8:30am — 12:00pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center hosted a conference about the challenges of fostering effective cooperation between military and civilian actors in stabilization and reconstruction operations.
May 17, 2006 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
This conference will provide an in-depth look at youth participation within the broader context of achieving sustainable peace. Panelists will reflect on the challenges of program implementation and assessment, and will provide insight into how successful programs can be supported and replicated in other areas of conflict.
May 08, 2006 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Five mayors from municipalities along the Jordan River and Dead Sea, as well as representatives from Friends of the Earth Middle East, explore ways to use cross-border water and sanitation cooperation to restore the region's vitality and to build literal and metaphorical bridges.