History through Documents and Memory: Report on a CWIHP Critical Oral History Conference on the Congo Crisis, 1960-1961Dec 18, 2004
A recent meeting of political party leaders, sponsored by the Burundi Leadership Training Program (BLTP) drew the attention of the official Burundi Press Agency (ABP)
After a bloody civil war, Liberians avidly embraced the prospect of elections. There were, however, real and serious questions about Liberian attitudes toward democracy and their sense of national community. To gauge those sentiments, Liberia's first political poll was commissioned. The positive and hopeful expressions of the polls Liberian participants are presented in this program.
Ugandan, Nigerian and Senegalese scholars will talk about the next generation of developing world leaders on the Wilson Center's award-winning television series this week, as part of a panel of five recent recipients of Ford Foundation fellowships.
Beginning November 17th, Dialogue Television viewers can tune in to a discussion with two prominent female peacebuilders, Durria Mansour El Hussein, current deputy chair of the Sudanese women's empowerment for peace network and Sandra Opoka, a board member of the Sudanese women's empowerment for peace network. Viewers outside the Washington, DC area can tune in via webcast.
The intense debate in the Security Council over the US invasion of Iraq and the current crisis in Darfur highlights the need for the international community to rethink how it responds to emerging threats, challenges and change. Gareth Evans, a member of a high-level UN panel, discusses how the United Nations should be updated to confront 21st century challenges to international peace and security.
Since its independence in 1962, the small central Africa nation of Burundi has been home to one of the world's most intractable and deadly conflicts, with over 300,000 killed and one-and-a-half million displaced. In this paper, Africa Program Director Howard Wolpe reports on a novel capacity-building initiative designed to restore the ability of Burundian leaders to collaborate effectively in advancing the country's reconstruction and securing a sustainable peace.
"The key to breaking the cycle of violence and hate is finding what makes us all human," writes Africa Program Associate Nicole Rumeau. "The Burundi Leadership Training Program has helped Burundians do just that."
Between April and July 1994, the Rwandan genocide saw the slaughter of close to one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus while the world stood by, unwilling to intervene. This spring, ten years later, the Wilson Center, along with several other organizations, held a series of events to not only remember, but to assess the lessons learned from that tragedy. Shown here is Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, speaking about the steps his nation has taken to rebuild and reconcile.
Throughout the months of March, April, and May, a series of commemorative events will be held in the Washington, DC area to mark the 10 year anniversary of the Rwandan genocide of 1994.