Africa Events

The Sahel, Beyond the Headlines: Population, Environment, and Security Dynamics

May 12, 2015 // 9:30am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Speakers from the Sahel and US-based experts will engage in solutions-oriented policy dialogues that address demographic trends, reproductive health, food security, and peacebuilding. Additional cross-cutting themes throughout the discussion will include gender, youth, and health.

Launch of “On Governance” by Robert Rotberg

April 28, 2015 // 11:00am12:00pm
Africa Program
On Governance: What It Is, What It Measures and Its Policy Uses, the latest book by Wilson Center Fellow Robert Rotberg, answers these questions. Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program on Tuesday, April 28 from 11am-12pm as we examine these questions of governance on the African continent and globally.
Webcast

Emergent Africa: The Role of African Multilateral Institutions in Trade and Investment, Development, and Poverty Reduction

April 16, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program for a special session on trade, investment, and sustainable development featuring the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Donald Kaberuka. Join us as Dr. Kaberuka shares his reflections on Africa’s accomplishments, current challenges, and opportunities for the future regarding trade, investment, and development throughout the continent.
Webcast

Assessing U.S. Sanctions: Impact, Effectiveness, Consequences

April 16, 2015 // 8:45am3:30pm
Kennan Institute
The unfolding crisis in Ukraine has the United States and its European allies struggling to find a way to respond to Russia’s actions and continuing violation of Ukrainian sovereignty. To date, that response is centered on calibrated but escalating sanctions against Russia. Once again, American reliance on sanctions as an essential foreign policy tool is on display.
Webcast

The African Union & the United States: Forging Trade and Investment Partnerships for Agenda 2063

April 14, 2015 // 9:00am11:00am
Africa Program
Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program for a half-day event on trade and investment partnerships between the African Union and the United States, featuring H.E. Dr. Nkozasana Dlamini-Zuma, African Union Commission Chairperson.
Webcast

Nigeria in Focus: An Assessment of the 2015 Elections

April 07, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
On April 7, 2015, the Woodrow Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a panel of experts to assess the outcome of the recent national elections in Nigeria, held on March 28 after a six-week postponement. In an historic election, opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress Party (APC) defeated incumbent Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Webcast

A Conversation with the President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete

April 03, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete will reflect on his presidency, examining his accomplishments, some of the key challenges he has faced, and lessons learned from his 10 years in office.

Murdering Patrice Lumumba

March 30, 2015 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
When Belgium relinquished control of the Belgian Congo in June 1960, a charismatic Patrice Lumumba became prime minister of the new Republic. Stability immediately broke down. The army mutinied, while Katanga Province seceded. Six months later Lumumba was murdered in Katanga; his undisputed rule as Congo’s first democratically elected leader had lasted ten weeks. Over fifty years later, the circumstances and symbolism of Lumumba’s assassination still troubled people around the world. Bruce Kuklick examines this defining event in postcolonial Africa. He reveals a tangled international political history in which many people—black and white, well-meaning and ruthless, African, European, and American—bear responsibility for the untimely death of a national dream.

Global Trends, Local Stories: New Films on India and Ethiopia

March 24, 2015 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
On March 24, the DC Environmental Film Festival comes to the Wilson Center for the Washington, DC, premieres of two new short documentaries from ECSP, “Broken Landscape” and “Paving the Way.” Filmmaker and ECSP Multimedia Producer Sean Peoples will describe his journey from the eroded gullies of Ethiopia to the rat-hole mines of northeastern India during a panel discussion led by the Wilson Center’s Roger-Mark De Souza, with observations from Sierra Club's Kim Lovell and World Resources Institute's Ferzina Banaji.

Call the Midwife: A Conversation About the Rising Global Midwifery Movement

March 23, 2015 // 9:00am4:30pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Speakers from around the world and across the reproductive health community are coming together to discuss the global midwifery movement.

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