Events

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.

Trade and Development in Africa: Congressional Study Trip to Ghana and Liberia

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) sponsored a congressional study trip to Ghana and Liberia from March 20 to March 26, 2011. It was organized by Wilson Center on the Hill and the Africa Program at the Wilson Center. This trip was funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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.

Energy and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Global Crisis, Local Impacts

Agriculture and energy production play an enormous roles in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This paper provides detailed analysis on the food and energy crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa through the glasses of African stakeholders.

Africa’s Long Spring

Long before it came to the Arab world, spring swept through sub-Saharan Africa. In 1990, Mozambique drafted its first multiparty, democratic constitution. The next year saw multiparty elections in what had been one-party states in Benin, Gabon, and Zambia, as well as the overthrow of Mali’s dictator and, subsequently, the election of new leaders. Every succeeding year brought new steps forward for democracy—in Ghana, Kenya, and the Republic of the Congo in 1992, and elsewhere on the continent in subsequent years. The world only paid attention when South Africa joined the ranks of democratic nations in 1994.

Building a Global Community of Peacemakers - The Conflict Transformation Collaborative - Documentary

This short documentary features participants in the Conflict Transformation Collaborative, held in Geneva, Switzerland, in November 2006. The Leadership Project's director, Howard Wolpe, is a featured member of the Collaborative. This documentary was produced and generously contributed by SPECTRUM MEDIA.Special thanks to Jamil Simon, SPECTRUM MEDIA President and Founder.

Peacebuilding from Below: The Role of Decentralized South-South Cooperation in Africa

"The problem of violent conflict and the instability it creates remains a major global preoccupation, owing to the recognition that development can hardly take root in such settings and that conflict-affected states could be breeding grounds for all kinds of international insecurity."

Engaging Fragile States: An International Policy Primer

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. This report summarizes the findings from a colloquium hosted by the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity on June 5, 2009.

Legitimacy and the Use of Force

During this second meeting held on the United Nations High-Level Panel (HLP) on Threats, Challenges and Change, General Brent Scowcroft, among other experts, pointed out the strengths and weaknesses of the Panel's recommendations on the use of force in the 21st century.

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