Africa Events

Township Opera

July 01, 2008 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Africa Program
The documentary, Township Opera, directed by Anthony Fabian, explores the Spier Music Festival in Cape Town, South Africa. Established in summer 1996, the Spier Arts Festivals are a celebration of African excellence in the performing arts.

Washington, DC Launch of Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment

July 01, 2008 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"We're not just talking about environmental change as an isolated phenomenon, but what are its implications to development, to people, to the future of the economy, and ultimately to the sustainability of resource use?" says UNEP's Achim Steiner at the Washington, DC launch of the Atlas.

Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony

June 18, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Africa Program
This documentary highlights the use of music in the South African liberation struggle against Apartheid, featuring interviews conducted with and songs sung by prominent South African musicians, singers, poets, and political activists, as well as scenes from videos taken during Apartheid.

An Informal Discussion with Foreign Minister Baloi about Mozambique and Southern Africa

June 12, 2008 // 9:30am11:00am
Africa Program
Minister Oldemiro Baloi, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mozambique Howard Wolpe, Director, Africa Program will serve as moderator.

From Relief to Development: Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts

June 04, 2008 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Reframing GBV as a development issue will be central to encouraging large-scale programming focusing on prevention, experts say.

Zimbabwe: The Presidential Run-Off and its Implications

May 28, 2008 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
Ray Choto, Senior Editor, Voice of America, Zimbabwe Desk Jamal Jafari, Senior Peace Fellow, the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG) and Consultant, the Enough ProjectDileepan Sivapathasundaram, Senior Program Officer, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs Gayle Smith, Senior Fellow, the Center for American Progress and Co-Chair of the ENOUGH Project Howard Wolpe, Director, Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson Center

Have You Heard from Johannesburg?: Apartheid and the Club of the West

May 27, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Africa Program
This film follows the formation of the grassroots movement among politicians, activists, and community leaders, which eventually succeeded in imposing sanctions on the government of South Africa.

Human, Animal, and Ecosystem Health

May 21, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Human, livestock, wildlife, and environmental health are integrally related, and development practitioners and policymakers should "take advantage of these relationships to achieve conservation and development goals," says the Wildlife Conservation Society's Steve Osofsky.

The Eastern Congo and Northern Uganda: On-the-Ground Assessments of Two Peace Processes

May 19, 2008 // 9:30am11:00am
Africa Program
With:Tim Shortley, Senior Adviser to Assistant Secretary for African Affairs for Conflict Resolution, State Department; Betty Bigombe, Africa Program Distinguished Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Howard Wolpe, Director, Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Film Screening and Reception: A Walk to Beautiful

May 15, 2008 // 3:00pm6:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
The Wilson Center hosts a screening of A Walk to Beautiful, an award-winning documentary about five Ethiopian women who suffer from obstetric fistula and seek treatment at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.