Understanding Nepal's Transition: From Constitution Writing to Nation Building

September 04, 2008 // 10:00am11:30am
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.

From Victim to Citizen: Exploring the Social Role of Young People in Post-Conflict Settings

August 04, 2008 // 10:00am11:30am
Ms. Julie Guyot, an Africanist Doctoral Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a doctoral candidate at the Howard University School of Social Work, presents her research on the role of ex-combatants in post-conflict settings in Africa.

South African Film Festival

July 01, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
The Africa Program and the Embassy of South Africa present South African Film Festival, a three-part summer film series.

Township Opera

July 01, 2008 // 3:00pm4:00pm
The documentary, Township Opera, directed by Anthony Fabian, explores the Spier Music Festival in Cape Town, South Africa. Established in summer 1996, the Spier Arts Festivals are a celebration of African excellence in the performing arts.

Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony

June 18, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
This documentary highlights the use of music in the South African liberation struggle against Apartheid, featuring interviews conducted with and songs sung by prominent South African musicians, singers, poets, and political activists, as well as scenes from videos taken during Apartheid.

Have You Heard from Johannesburg?: Apartheid and the Club of the West

May 27, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
This film follows the formation of the grassroots movement among politicians, activists, and community leaders, which eventually succeeded in imposing sanctions on the government of South Africa.

Land Tenure and Property Policies in East Africa

April 23, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Insecure land and property rights, and inequitable systems of land access and use have contributed to conflicts, and without reform, may become even more likely to trigger violence.

Diamonds in the Rough: A Ugandan Hip Hop Revolution

April 16, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
A film screening of Diamonds in the Rough: A Ugandan Hip Hop Revolution. This documentary screening, part of the first annual Washington, DC Hip Hop & Peacebuilding Festival, was followed by a question and answer session with featured hip hop artists Silas Balabyekkubo and Fredinah Peyton, and filmmaker Brett Mazurek. Diamonds in the Rough follows the efforts of a group of young African artists using the poetry of hip hop to share their message of peace.

Religious Responses to Conflict

March 13, 2008 // 3:00pm4:30pm
A Forum in the Wilson Center Series "What Really Works in Preventing and Rebuilding Fragile States?"Panelists will review and analyze the role of faith-based peacemaking processes in conflicts across the world. This event is cosponsored by the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity.

Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy

February 05, 2008 // 1:00pm3:00pm
The Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area, and Georgetown's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy invite you to join contributors to the new book, Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy (October 2007), to discuss the impact of the Governor of Illinois, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., and twice Democratic presidential candidate, and how his legacy offers insights into current issues in American politics and foreign policy.


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