Africa Events

Art Exhibit: Southern African Art--Selections from the Cooper Gallery

March 21, 2005 // 8:00am4:00pm
Africa Program
A special exhibition of contemporary sculpture and painting from southern Africa, specializing in Shona stone sculpture from Zimbabwe, and contemporary graphic arts from around the region.

A Leading Social and Political Activist Reflects on the New South Africa

March 09, 2005 // 8:30am10:00am
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with one of South Africa's most passionate and articulate voices. Described by Nelson Mandela as "his favorite opposition politician," Patricia De Lille has made a substantial mark on South African political life – first as a trade unionist, then as one of the nation's most forceful voices of liberation, and most recently, as a member of parliament. Download the full text of her statement.

Women's Role in Conflict Prevention and Nonviolent Transformation

February 24, 2005 // 8:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
Opening Remarks: Ambassador Hattie Babbitt, Senior Vice-President, Hunt Alternatives Fund; Johanna Mendelson-Foreman, Senior Program Officer for Peace, Security, and Human Rights, United Nations Foundation.Speakers: Emem Okon, Program Officer, Niger Delta Women for Justice; Sanam Anderlini, former Policy Commission Director, Inclusive Security: Women Waging Peace; Mildred Sandi, President, DP Foundation and member, Southern African Conflict Prevention Network; Alexandra Belandia, former Culture Director, Universidad Santa María.This event is co-sponsored with the Conflict Prevention Project and Africa Program of the Wilson Center, and Inclusive Security: Women Waging Peace.

Sudanese Women: Untapped Resource for Stability and Reconstruction

February 23, 2005 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A discussion of the role that female peacemakers might play in promoting stability and economic reconstruction in Sudan with Ambassador Swanee Hunt, chair of Inclusive Security: Women Waging Peace and Ambassador Donald Steinberg, senior fellow at US Institute of Peace, who have recently returned from Khartoum, Sudan and Nairobi, Kenya. This meeting will provide an opportunity to reflect on the current peace process, ongoing crisis in Darfur, and the status of women throughout Sudan.

Gaining Ground: Lessons from the Preliminary Findings of Madagascar's New Demographic & Health Survey

February 08, 2005 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
After decades of improvement, the health of women and children across sub-Saharan Africa is declining. In Madagascar, however, it is on the upswing: the new 2003-2004 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) reveals great improvements in fertility as well as maternal and child health.

Darfur, Southern Sudan and Northern Uganda: The Quest for a Comprehensive Peace

February 07, 2005 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Africa Program
A special briefing by John Prendergast, Special Advisor to the President of the International Crisis Group. Having just returned from the region, Prendergast focused on the relationship between the current crisis in Darfur, the recent peace agreement in Southern Sudan, and the ongoing conflict in Northern Uganda. Streaming video of this event and a Dialogue interview are also available.

Zimbabwe at a Crossroads: Civil Society and the Future of Constitutional Reform

January 27, 2005 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A forum with Zimbabwean political activist Lovemore Madhuku. Dr. Madhuku is the founder and President of the National Constitutional Assembly, a non-governmental organization that advocates constitutional reforms in Zimbabwe. He will discuss recent political developments in Zimbabwe and the future of the constitutional reform movement, especially in light of new regulations on NGOs and the upcoming parliamentary elections. After this event, Dr. Madhuku gave an interview to the Wilson Center's Dialogue television program.

Book Launch – Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya

January 26, 2005 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A book launch with Caroline Elkins, assistant professor of history at Harvard University and author of the recently published, Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya. Caroline Elkins will be joined by discussant David Throup, Senior Associate and co-chair of the Kenya Roundtable at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Sudan: The Current Situation and the Way Forward

December 17, 2004 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Africa Program
A Director's Forum with Jan Pronk, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Sudan. At this briefing, Special Representative Pronk outlined his vision of the long-term role of the United Nations in promoting enduring peace and stability in Sudan, and provide an update of UN activities in the country. Streaming video of this event is also available.
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Book Launch--Beyond Free and Fair: Monitoring Elections and Building Democracy

December 09, 2004 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Eric Bjornlund, Democracy International; Commentator: Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Video of this event is available here.

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