Africa Events

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Producing Informality in a Post-Apartheid Township

August 14, 2008 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
Theodore Powers, one of the 2008 Africanist Doctoral Fellows at the Africa Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, presents his doctoral research project on August 14th, 2008. His dissertation is titled Producing Informality in a Post-Apartheid Township, and represents an investigation into the relationship between HIV/AIDS, social development and informal urban settlements in South Africa.

From Victim to Citizen: Exploring the Social Role of Young People in Post-Conflict Settings

August 04, 2008 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
Ms. Julie Guyot, an Africanist Doctoral Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a doctoral candidate at the Howard University School of Social Work, presents her research on the role of ex-combatants in post-conflict settings in Africa.
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Strengthening Health Systems To Reach the Poor

July 15, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As part of a larger governance framework, health care systems can begin to remove some of the layers of neglect, abuse, and exclusion that prevent the poor from receiving equal care, public health experts explain.

South African Film Festival

July 01, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Africa Program
The Africa Program and the Embassy of South Africa present South African Film Festival, a three-part summer film series.

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.
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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.
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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.
Webcast

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

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