December 07, 2009 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
During the last decade and a half, the Chinese presence in Africa has increased significantly in scope, depth and composition, involving an expanding cast of characters and changing relationships.
October 19, 2009 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Peacebuilding and post-conflict transformation are increasingly becoming integrated elements of international strategies for peace processes. Currently, a growing debate in policy circles is focused on the inclusion of civil society stakeholders in these processes.
September 10, 2009 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA, is struggling to achieve its goals due to an overambitious, wide-ranging and often ambiguous mandate, consistently poor security, and perceived partiality, said Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh, Lecturer for L'Institut d'Études Politiques, at a meeting at the Wilson Center on September 10th, 2009.
Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States Amid Global Economic Crisis: What are Realistic Options for U.S. Policy?
June 05, 2009 // 8:30am — 5:15pm
As the U.S. government copes with huge challenges in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, other fragile states hang in the balance while generating threats to U.S. and international security.
May 13, 2009 // 10:00am — 11:30am
From Grenada through Afghanistan to Iraq, the US has repeatedly entered countries militarily only to find that a successful exit required substantial civilian contributions to state building and development efforts on the ground and in international diplomacy.
A Conversation with Senior African Leaders:
How Africa Can Meet Its Food Security and Financial Challenges, and Priorities for US Assistance Now
February 27, 2009 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
The Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and Africa Program and the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa present a discussion with African government and civil society leaders on current food security and poverty issues.
October 28, 2008 // 10:00am — 11:30am
The international community's has habitually failed to react quickly, appropriately, or at all to mass atrocity crimes and humanitarian crises practically since the concept of state sovereignty was formed, and that indifference to the plight of far-off countries is now institutionalized.
September 29, 2008 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
The principle of protecting civilians in conflict is enshrined in the Geneva Convention of 1949, but after 60 years in practice, it has been either ignored or seriously violated in times of war, interstate and intrastate alike.
September 11, 2008 // 10:00am — 11:30am
A discussion on Liberia with Special Representative of the Secretary General for Liberia, Ellen Løj.
September 04, 2008 // 10:00am — 11:30am
The end of Nepal's recent civil war between the government and a violent Maoist insurgency, lasting from 1996 to 2006, has heralded a rapid political shift towards democracy.