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Empowering Local Peacebuilders: Strategies for Effective Engagement of Local Actors in Peace Operations

This USIP publication features, "Getting the Right People in the Room: The Burundi Leadership Training Program" by Howard Wolpe and Africa Program Director, Steve McDonald.

Is World Peace Through Conflict Prevention Possible?

This book review, by Lee. H. Hamilton, of David Hamburg's No More Killing Fields: Preventing Deadly Conflict (December 2003) is available online.

Woodrow Wilson Awards for Public Service and Corporate Citizenship Presented in South Africa

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars recently presented the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service to South African Finance Minister Trevor A. Manuel and the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship to South African entrepreneur Raymond Ackerman at a dinner in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Africa UP Close

The Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity launch new blog - join the discussion today!

Catalytic Initiatives for Country-Level Peace-Building Strategies: What are They Accomplishing?

The second occasional paper of the series is based on a public forum that took place on June 20, 2006, at the Wilson Center entitled "Catalytic Initiatives for Country Level Peace-building Strategies: What Are They Accomplishing?" Michael Lund, Consulting Program Manager to the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and Senior Specialist for Conflict and Peacebuilding at Management Systems International Inc. (MSI), moderated the session. The publication was compiled and edited by Georgina Petrosky and Sarah Cussen of the Leadership Project and Project Intern Jaclyn Burger.

Analyzing the Current Situation in Zimbabwe

Steve McDonald's testimony about the United States' role in encouraging the transition to democracy, peace and stability in Zimbabwe before the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health on December 2, 2010.

Why Economic Partnership Agreements Undermine Africa's Regional Integration

This paper is specifically about providing suggestions for positions the AU can take vis-a-vis the European Union’s Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). Central is an urgent call for member states to give the AU latitude to ensure that the conclusion of EPAs with the EU is postponed until, at least, the next decade. Simply: If the EU successfully foists EPAs on a critical number of member states through unilateral threats to prematurely withdraw or limit preferential treatment, the negative consequences will be devastating not only to Africa but to many trading partners.

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