Events

How Should America Respond to Economic Opportunities in Africa?

U.S. policy toward Africa has been on autopilot for much of the past four years, following a laundry list of good intentions that established priorities for Africa’s well-being and U.S. security interests. However, a truly sustainable and forward-looking U.S. policy toward Africa should refocus attention on Africa’s opportunity as an economic powerhouse of the future, a strategy that combines both domestic self-interest and an opportunity to help Africa move forward.

Podcast with Peace-Maker and ex-US Congressman Howard Wolpe

An interview podcast conducted by Victor Dlamini, for Book Southern Africa.Hear the Podcast.

Engaging Leaders for Statebuilding: The Case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

This study describes efforts made since 2006 from a Leadership Project and Africa Program-combined initiative, the Initiative for a Cohesive Leadership in the DRC (ILCCE).

Youth and Conflict: Challenges and Opportunities for Peace-Building

The conference was the culminating event of a two-day Youth and Conflict workshop that took place at American University on May 15 and 16, 2006.

Civil-Military Cooperation in a Time of Turmoil

"The United States' ability to respond to complex challenges is heading for a train wreck and should be overhauled like the recent intelligence reforms," said General Anthony Zinni, former Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command. Gen. Zinni went on to outline seven deficits in U.S. capacity for winning the peace, and suggested a number of strategic and institutional changes.

Horn of Africa: Webs of Conflict and Pathways to Peace

Measured by almost any criteria, in recent decades the Horn of Africa has been one of the world’s most conflicted regions, experiencing over 200 armed conflicts since 1990.This paper suggests that viewing the Horn through a conflict resolution and peacebuilding lens is essential for developing new, comprehensive and integrated policy approaches in the region.

Leadership Project joins Spectrum Media for Jointly Proposed Documentary Film on Peacebuilding in Burundi

The Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and Spectrum Media, Boston, have jointly proposed to produce a documentary film on the peacebuilding process in Burundi.

The Roles of Non-Military Programs within a Comprehensive Preventive Approach to Terrorism and Insurgencies

Statement of Dr. Michael Lund and Dr. Lisa Schirch before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats, and Capabilities.

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Experts & Staff

  • Steve McDonald // Senior Advisor, Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
  • Aly Lyons // Program Associate