Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Events

UN Reform: Moving from Rhetoric to Reality

October 28, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Christopher Bancroft Burnham, Under-Secretary-General for Management, United Nations; A. Edward Elmendorf, Opening Remarks, President, UNA-NCA; David Birenbaum, Moderator, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; former U.S. Ambassador to the UN for UN Management and Reform

Reversing Ethnic Cleansing in Bosnia: The Localized Geopolitics of Displacement and Return

October 26, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Gerard Toal, Professor, Government and International Affairs, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Polytechnic and State University

Drought and Conflict in the West African Sahel: Developing Conflict Management Strategies

October 18, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Anthony Nyong of the University of Jos, Nigeria, discusses the relationship between drought and conflict in the West African Sahe. Focusing on the Sahelian region of northern Nigeria, Nyong examines how scarcity of natural resources and conflict interact to exacerbate vulnerability and human insecurity.

Justice in Kosovo after 5 Years: Suggesting a Way Forward

October 06, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Michael E. Hartmann, Former International Prosecutor in Kosovo, Current Advisor for Criminal Justice Coordination, US Department of State Afghanistan JSSP Program

The International Strategy for Kosovo: A Critical Approach

September 20, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Helmut Kramer, Professor of Political Science at the University of Vienna

Burundi – A New Beginning

September 20, 2005 // 11:00am12:30pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi. Video of this event is now available.

Live Webcast--Building for the Future: Women's Role in Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction

September 13, 2005 // 8:30am1:15pm
Middle East Program
Sanam Anderlini, Independent Consultant on Gender, Peace, and Security Issues; Cheryl Benard, Senior Political Analyst and Director of the Initiative for Middle Eastern Youth, RAND Corporation; Rosalind Boyd, Senior Research Associate, Centre for Developing-Area Studies (CDAS), McGill University; Eulalie Nibizi, President, Burundi Trade Union, Bujumbura, Burundi; Ala Noori Talabani, Member of the Iraqi Interim National Assembly, Baghdad, Iraq; Jenni Williams, Director, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), Bulwayo, Zimbabwe.This event is cosponsored with the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity.

Parks for Peace or Peace for Parks? Issues in Practice and Policy

September 12, 2005 // 9:00am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
An ECSP conference explores the rhetoric and reality of peace parks. Drawing on future plans and successful projects in southern Africa, Kashmir, and the Korean peninsula, the speakers debated whether peace parks can protect the environment and promote conflict resolution.

Afghanistan's Emerging Health Portrait: A Dialogue with Afghanistan's Minister of Public Health

August 30, 2005 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Middle East Program
Sayed Mohammid Amin Fatimie, Afghanistan Minister of Public Health, highlights improvements to Afghanistan's healthcare system that have transpired during the U.S. presence, but adds that more time is needed to repair the problems and rebuild the system into one of transparency and efficacy.

Killing Neighbors: Social Dimensions of Genocide in Rwanda

August 25, 2005 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Africa Program
A presentation and discussion with Lee Ann Fujii, 2005 Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellow on the social dimensions of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, focusing on the experiences of two rural villages. Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution moderated the discussion.

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