Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Events

The Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Peace-Building Update

February 12, 2004 // 11:30am12:45pm
Africa Program
In this program sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Program and Conflict Prevention Project, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Search for Common Ground, Ambassador William Swing, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the head of the UN Observer Mission to the DRC gave a briefing on the peace process in the Congo.

Renegotiating an Effective Non-Proliferation Regime

February 10, 2004 // 8:00am10:00am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Jonathan Dean, former ambassador, and currently Adviser on International Security Issues, Union of Concerned Scientists; Jon Wolfsthal, Deputy Director, Non-Proliferation Project, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Caroline Russell, Deputy Director, Office of Regional Affairs, Bureau of Non-Proliferation, Department of State

The Future of the United Nations

February 05, 2004 // 9:00am11:00am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
with David Birenbaum, Wilson Center Senior Policy Scholar, Louise Frechette, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Jean David Levitte, Ambassador of France to the United States, John Ruggie, Kirkpatrick Professor of International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Richard S. Williamson, Partner, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw and former Ambassador to the UN for Special Political Affairs. This event was co-sponsored with the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area.

The Role of the Private Sector in Areas of Conflict

January 29, 2004 // 7:30am11:30am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Deborah Avant, Professor of Political Science, George Washington University; David Lowry, Vice President, Office of Social and Developmental Programs, Freeport McMoran; Nick Killick, International Alert; Vivian Lowery Derryck, Senior Vice President, Public-Private Partnerships, Academy for Educational Development; Andrew Newton, Associate Fellow, Royal Institute of International Affairs; and Eleonore Kopera, Business Humanitarian Forum

The Conflict-Development Nexus: The Role of Land Distribution in Fostering Stability or Creating Conflict

January 26, 2004 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Experts share their perspectives on the role of land distribution issues as a trigger for conflict and how development assistance can help address conflict situations by resolving such issues.

POSTPONED---Untangling West African Conflicts

January 26, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
Please check back for the rescheduled date. A program on "Untangling West African Conflicts," featuring Youseff Mahmoud, the Director of the Africa II Division of the UN Department of Political Affairs. One of the UN's most knowledgeable and experienced diplomats, over the last six years Mr. Mahmoud has been directly involved in initiating or implementing a number of conflict prevention, peacemaking and peace building activities in Central and West Africa. His appearance at the Woodrow Wilson International Center will provide an opportunity to take stock of recent developments and the UN response in such conflict-plagued states as Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast.

Sudan: the Peace Process and Beyond

January 12, 2004 // 8:30am10:30am
Africa Program
Moderated by Jok Madut Jok, Sudanese Scholar and Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow. Featuring John Prendergast Special Advisor to the President of International Crisis Group, Gerard Gallucci, US Chargé d'Affaires in Khartoum, and Kate Almquist , Advisor on Policy to USAID Administrator Natsios.

The Security Demographic: Population and Civil Conflict After the Cold War

December 16, 2003 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Do trends in human population affect a country's chances of civil war? According to a new report from Population Action International, countries with a high number of young adults were more likely to suffer a civil conflict during the 1990s.

Reconciling Civil Liberties and Security

December 09, 2003 // 8:00am10:00am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
VENUE: Kenney Auditorium, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)Timothy Edgar, Legislative Counsel, Washington National Office, American Civil Liberties Union; Paul Rosenzweig, Senior Legal Research Fellow, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation and Adjunct Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law; & Joseph Onek, Senior Counsel, Constitution Project and Director, Liberty and Security Initiative

Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation: Scoping Gaps and Opportunities for Research and Policy Agendas

December 02, 2003 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A diverse group of international practitioners, policymakers, and researchers gather at the Wilson Center to analyze the gaps and opportunities for research and policy agendas in the growing field of environmental conflict and cooperation.

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