According to the U.S. State Department, human trafficking is among the fastest growing criminal activities with more than 700,000 people, mostly women and children, trafficked worldwide annually, including 50,000 persons into the United States. This half-day conference focused on trafficking in persons and regional responses to combating this problem.
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.
On June 20, 2007, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, the Initiative for Inclusive Security, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars convened a police consultation to identify strategies for increasing the recruitment of U.S. policewomen for international civilian police missions.
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.
Stemming from the concern that the Southern “voice” or perspective is seldom heard in international policy forums, the Leadership Project has launched a major initiative that brings African-based research and policy institutions together in order to identify issues they feel are critical to North/South dialogue.
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.
A documentary trailer that explains the transformative peacebuilding process Burundi’s leaders went through that changed them and their nation — how it happened, what worked, what lessons can we learn from it.
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.
While few doubt the ability of coalition forces to defeat the Iraqi regime, questions remain about the prospects for a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq. A recent meeting convened by the Center's Conflict Prevention Project looked at some of the key challenges presented by the prospective post-conflict situation in Iraq.