Previous Publications by the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity

Issues in this Series

Youth and Politics in Conflict Contexts

Youth and Politics in Conflict Contexts is the result of a conference held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on May 16, 2007, and hosted by the Wilson Center’s Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity in collaboration with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

UN Reform: Progress, Prospects, and Priorities

David Birenbaum
This report draws upon the series of programs hosted by the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on the subject of UN reform over the past few years.

Strategies for Promoting Gender Equity in Developing Countries: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities

Strategies for Promoting Gender Equity in Developing Countries: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities examines both old and new strategies for promoting gender equity in development. Edited by Elizabeth Bryan and Jessica Varat.

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.

Core Competencies for Graduate Programs in Coexistence and Conflict Work—Can We Agree?

Graduate Programs in Conflict/Coexistence Studies are designed to increase their participants’ capacity to contribute to the development and implementation of non-military approaches to the prevention, management and resolution of violent intrastate, national and global conflicts. This paper delves into the issue of what core competencies should be instituted in such programs.

Combining the Skills of Diplomats and Trainers

From July 8–10, 2005, the Wilson Center's Leadership Project, in partnership with the Peacebuilding and Development Institute (PDI) of American University, Conflict Management Partners (CMPartners) and ESSEC's Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation in Europe(IRENE), held its first domestic training workshop, "Leadership and Building State Capacity: Combining the Skills of Diplomats and Trainers." This three-day workshop was held at American University in Washington, DC, and was funded by the United States Agency for International Development's Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (USAID/CMM).

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