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Workshop in Katanga, Session Report

May 10, 2009
A report from the first workshop held in Lubumbashi in the Katango Province with a range of leaders from different sectors of government.

Global Agricultural Development

May 07, 2009
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs convened the Global Agricultural Development Project to stimulate a national and international dialogue on the options and opportunities needed to increase the productivity and income of farmers and their families in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Katanga: Muyambo-Katumbi, hand in hand!

May 05, 2009
The winds of revival and development of the Katanga province are already blowing. Proof of that: the determination and will of Katangese leaders to walk hand in hand from now on.

Howard Wolpe Gives Testimony to US Senate Subcommittee on Africa

Apr 22, 2009
Howard Wolpe, Director of the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and Africa Program, gave testimony to a panel of members of the US Senate Subcommittee on Africa.

Africa Program Distinguished Fellow Nureldin Satti Speaks at Library of Congress

Apr 02, 2009
OSI Distinguished African Fellow, Nureldin Satti, former UNESCO representative to Africa and former Deputy Assistant Special Representative to the Secretary General in Burundi, gave a speech at the Library of Congress on "UNESCO's Role in Building Bridges to Cultural Peace".To watch the speech, please click here.

A Director's Forum with F.W. de Klerk

Feb 24, 2009
At a Wilson Center Director's Forum, former South African President F.W. de Klerk discussed challenges in his country and across the continent. In a detailed Q&A session, he addressed Afro-pessimism, political transition, and the lack of cohesive international policy on Africa.

Howard Wolpe Talks Peacebuilding at Brandeis University

Feb 13, 2009
On a recent visit to Brandeis University and Tufts University's Fletcher School, Howard Wolpe, Director of the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, presented his peacebuilding methodology and theory to two graduate level conflict prevention classes.

Woodrow Wilson Awards for Public Service and Corporate Citizenship Presented in South Africa

Oct 07, 2008
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars recently presented the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service to South African Finance Minister Trevor A. Manuel and the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship to South African entrepreneur Raymond Ackerman at a dinner in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Africa: Rebuilding War-Torn Societies

Oct 01, 2008
At a recent awards dinner in South Africa, the Wilson Center honored South Africa's finance minister and a noted businessman for their noble efforts. Proceeds from this event are helping to fund the Africa Program's leadership training initiatives in Burundi, the DRC, and Liberia.

Leadership Project Hosts Consultation on Goma Peace Process

Aug 11, 2008
On July 21, the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity hosted the first of two consultations on the Democratic Republic of the Congo as part of a series devoted to fragile and failed states.

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