A discussion of Africa Program activities in Burundi, featuring Africa Program Director Howard Wolpe and Program Manager Steve McDonald brought to the Center for a day-long report and evaluation Burundian consultant (and former Human Rights Minister) Eugène Nindorera, trainers Elizabeth McClintock (Program Director of the Cambridge-based Conflict Management Group) and Alain Lempereur (Director of the Paris Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation in Europe, and workshop training participants Rémy Nahimana (Director, Burundi Catholic Peace and Justice Commission) and Domitille Barancira (President, Constitutional Court of Burundi). Watch the videos of this multi-part event by visiting the event webpage.
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Steve Mcdonald, Consulting Program Director with the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and the Africa Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center speaks on the challenges and successes of the Burundi Leadership Training Project. Ending warfare in the developing world and establishing democracy has proven to be a difficult task. Holding "free and fair" elections is essential to building stability but much more is required for sustained peace. Participants must learn to trust one another and to view political power as something that must be shared. View this interview on the Wilson Center's dialogue Radio and Television website.
With Adam Hochschild, of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
With Amb. Donald Steinberg, Senior Fellow in the Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program of the United States Institute of Peace.
With John Prendergast, Advisor to the President of the International Crisis Group, and leading expert on Sudan.
With Eric Bjornlund, former Wilson Center Fellow and author of Beyond Free And Fair: Monitoring Elections And Building Democracy
With Lovemore Madhuku, Zimbabwean political activist, founder and President of the National Constitutional Assembly.
With Joseph Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada, former Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center and Chairperson of the Commonwealth Observer Group (COG), which monitored the 2004 presidential elections in Cameroon.
With Durria Mansour El Hussein, current deputy chair of the Sudanese Women's Empowerment for Peace Network and Sandra Opoka, board member of the Sudanese Women's Empowerment for Peace Network.