Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Events

Election Observation Missions - Making Them Count

April 29, 2005 // 8:15am1:15pm
Africa Program
This conference examined recent history and trends in elections observation around the world, including steps for the future, with experts on elections in Africa, Latin America, and the former Soviet Union in order to develop a practice of effective follow-up on the recommendations of election observation missions.

Book Launch: In the Aftermath of Genocide—The U.S. Role in Rwanda

April 27, 2005 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Africa Program
A book launch with Ambassador Robert E. Gribbin, U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda from 1995 to 1999. He will be joined by Donatella Lorch Director of the Knight International Fellowships for Journalism, and former East Africa Bureau Chief for the New York Times

Live Webcast: The Dangerous Connection - Failed and Failing States, WMD, and Terrorism: Initiatives Proposed by the United Nations Secretary General and the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change

April 25, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Lee Hamilton, President and Director, Woodrow Wilson Center; former Vice Chairman of the 9-11 Commission.Lord David Hannay, Member of the HLP; former Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the UN; former United Kingdom Special Envoy to Cyprus. David Kay, former IAEA/UNSCOM Chief Nuclear Weapons Inspector; Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.John Sewell, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; former President of the Overseas Development Council (ODC). Moderated by David Birenbaum, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; former U.S. Ambassador to the UN for UN Management and Reform.

The Dynamics of Poverty in Post-Genocide Rwanda

April 22, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
A Roundtable discussion with Philip Verwimp, Poverty Economist, Rwanda Office of the World Bank, who will use data from household surveys to compare poverty before and after the genocide.

Now that the Fighting in the Balkans is Over, Did We Learn Anything? A Retrospective Analysis of Yugoslavia's Dissolution

April 20, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Ellen Commisso, Professor of Political Science, University of California-San Diengo

Responding to Africa's Emergencies: New Strategies for Humanitarian Assistance at the United Nations

April 19, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with Kevin Kennedy, Director of the Coordination and Response Division in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs at the United Nations and Krista Riddley, Deputy Director of Policy and Advocacy at Oxfam America.

Beyond "Conflict Diamonds:" a New Report on Human Rights and Angolan Diamonds

March 24, 2005 // 8:30am10:00am
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with Rafael Marques, author of a new human rights report entitled "Lundas, the Stones of Death: Angola's Deadly Diamonds." In this report, Marques and co-author Rui Falcão de Campos examine patterns of human rights abuses linked to the diamond industry in the Lunda region in 2004. Download the full text of this report in English or Portuguese.

Live Webcast---Legitimacy and the Use of Force: Discussion on the United Nations High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change

March 23, 2005 // 9:00am10:30am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Lee Feinstein, Senior Fellow, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Deputy Director of Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Michael Glennon, Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; The Honorable Brent Scowcroft, Member of the HLP, President and Founder of The Scowcroft Group, and former National Security Advisor to President Gerald Ford and President George H. W. Bush. Moderated by David Birenbaum, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and former U.S. Ambassador to the UN for UN Management and Reform.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Thirst

March 14, 2005 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
This film documents community efforts in Bolivia, India, and the United States to confront government plans to privatize water services.

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.

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