January 05, 2007 // 9:00am — 10:30am
"This is the world of the warlord: ‘if you are educated you are nothing; if armed, you are superior. Anarchy rules here. If you are many and you have no guns, you are nothing.'" said Sasha Lezhnev, international program officer of the Northern Uganda Peace Initiative, quoting a Somali aid official's remarks. Speaking at a January 5, 2006 book launch cosponsored the Africa Program and Kennan Institute, both of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Lezhnev presented case studies of warlordism in Sierra Leone and Tajikistan. William Zartman, director of conflict management at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns' Hopkins University, commented on Lezhnev's findings.
December 13, 2006 // 12:00pm — 2:30pm
The 125th Great Lakes Policy forum, will feature a film screening and discussion of World Bank-led DDR programs in Central Africa. This event will be held at John's Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
December 12, 2006 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Members of the UN Panel of Experts on Liberia discuss the impact of Liberia's resources on West Africa's wars, how effective sanctions were in shutting down the conflicts, and whether it is time to restore control of the country's natural wealth to the newly elected national government.
December 06, 2006 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
A discussion with Carla Koppell, Director of The Initiative for Inclusive Security, Dave Peterson, Director of the Africa Program at the National Endowment for Democracy and Sarah Martin, Advocate at Refugees International. Panelists discussed their findings gathered from recent visits to Sudan. Princeton Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations moderated this event.
December 05, 2006 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
A briefing on recent developments in Swaziland. Panelists will discuss a wide range of social and economic challenges currently facing Swaziland, namely its economic growth, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, and the government's handling of opposition parties.
The 2006 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture: Are There Democracy Lessons Arabs Can Learn From Eastern Europe?
November 30, 2006 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Dr. Saad Ibrahim, professor at the American University in Cairo and the recipient of the 2006 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award delivered the 2nd annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture key-note address: Are There Democracy Lessons Arabs Can Learn From Eastern Europe? Introductory remarks were provided by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed.
November 27, 2006 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
A discussion with Dr. Kizza Besigye, President of the Forum for Democratic Change. Besigye presented his view of Uganda's political evolution, focusing on issues of multi-party electoral democracy, and prospects for the future.Steve McDonald served as moderator.
November 02, 2006 // 8:00am — 4:00pm
Victor K. Barbiero, The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services; David Oot, Save the Children, U.S.; Daniel Kaseje, Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development in Africa; Jonathon Simon, Boston University School of Public Health; Patrick Osewe, World Bank; and Nancy Pielemeier, Abt Associates
October 26, 2006 // 8:30am — 6:30pm
October 25, 2006 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
A discussion, co-sponsored with the Great Lakes Policy Forum on the second round of the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Participants included the Wilson Center's Howard Wolpe, International Crisis Group's Caty Clement and Rick Neal of Refugees International.