Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Events

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.

10th Anniversary Open House and ECSP Report Launch

January 25, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Environmental Change & Security Project launches the 10th anniversary issue of the ECSP Report, the journal designed to shatter the disciplinary boundaries separating environment, population, health, and security.

The Iraq Elections: Women to the Ballot Box

December 22, 2004 // 8:00am9:30am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Abdulwahab Alkebsi, Program Officer for the Middle East and North Africa, National Endowment for Democracy (NED); Denise Dauphinais, Deputy Director and General Manager, Center for Transitional Justice Program and Post-Conflict Governance, IFES; Stuart Krusell, Deputy Director of Iraq Programs, International Republican Institute (IRI); Makram Ouaiss, Senior Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa Region, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI); Maha Muna, Programme Manager and Officer in Charge, Governance, Peace and Security Unit, United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM); Charlie Ponticelli, Senior Coordinator,International Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State.This event was co-sponsored by the Conflict Prevention Project and the Middle East Program.

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.

Civil-Military Cooperation in a Time of Turmoil

December 07, 2004 // 9:30am11:00am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Venue: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1800 K Street NW, B-1 Conference Room.General Anthony Zinni, Former Commander in Chief U.S. Central Command, United States Marine Corps (Ret.); William J. Garvelink, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

The Road to Peace in Liberia: Citizen Views on Transitional Justice

November 10, 2004 // 8:00am9:30am
Africa Program
A discussion with John Moreira of Greenberg Quinlan Research and Tornorlah Varpilah of the Transitional Justice Working Group. They discussed the results of a national survey and of twelve focus groups organized in Liberia, which explored the public's attitudes about justice and reconciliation after thirteen years of armed conflict and horrible atrocities. The first of its kind in Liberia, this public opinion project sought to ascertain how the Liberian public believes abuses committed during the war should be addressed. A powerpoint summary of the findings and background information are available for download. After the presentation, Moreira and Varpilah were interviewed by the Wilson Center's Dialogue program.

Film Screening and Discussion: God Sleeps in Rwanda

November 09, 2004 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Africa Program
A screening of God Sleeps in Rwanda by Kimberlee Acquaro and Stacy Sherman, which traces the impact of the 1994 Rwandan genocide on the lives of the women who survived it. Discussion followed with filmmaker Kimberlee Acquaro and Norah Bagarinkah, genocide survivor and activist. An online exhibit of Ms. Acquaro's photographs can be viewed via the Holocaust Museum website.

Peacekeeping and Security Issues in West Africa: A West African Perspective

October 27, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A discussion with four star general Lamine Cissé, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Senegal and current representative of the UN Secretary General to the Central Africa Region. General Cissé discussed the long-term challenges of regional insecurity in West Africa, and the role of regional actors in peacekeeping and stabilization operations. Ambassador Dane F. Smith, former U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, served as moderator. The full text of General Cissé's remarks is available for download.

Documentary Screening: AIDS Warriors

October 21, 2004 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The PBS series Wide Angle, which seeks to reveal the "humanity behind the headlines," sent award-winning filmmakers Micah Fink and Andrew Young to Angola to look behind the HIV/AIDS pandemic and examine the role of the military in fighting this health crisis.

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