Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Events

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.

New Ideas in the Transition from Relief to Development

November 18, 2003 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Samuel Nyambi, United Nations Representative in Ethiopia; Abou Moussa, United Nations Representative in Liberia; Herbert M'Cleod, United Nations Representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Simon Nhonga, United Nations Representative in Eritrea

Addressing Non-Traditional Threats to Security

November 11, 2003 // 8:00am10:00am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
VENUE: Kenney Auditorium, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)Chuck Woolery, Chair, United Nations Association Council of Organizations; Sonal Shah, Director of Operations and Programs, Center for Global Development; Stewart Patrick, Policy Planning Staff, United States Department of State and Carla Koppell, Interim Director, Conflict Prevention Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Deputy Director, Washington DC office, Hunt Alternatives Fund and Women Waging Peace

Partitioning of Countries and Regions as a Peacebuilding Strategy

November 04, 2003 // 9:15am11:45am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
William Rose, Connecticut College; and Radha Kumar, Director, Partitions Project; Charles King, Georgetown University; Quansheng Zhao, American University; Konrad Huber, Council on Foreign Relations; Hugh Agnew, George Washington University; and Marina Ottaway, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Johns Hopkins University

Peace-Building in Africa's Great Lakes Region

October 17, 2003 // 9:00am10:30pm
Africa Program
A discussion on "Peace-Building in Africa's Great Lakes Region,"led by Ambassador Haile Menkerios, the Director of the Africa division of the UN Department of Political Affairs that is responsible for Africa's Great Lakes region.

The Human Rights Implications of Global Trafficking in Persons

October 15, 2003 // 11:00am12:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Eric Schwartz, Chief of Staff, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

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