Democracy Promotion Events

Kenya – From Moi To Kibaki

September 11, 2003 // 10:00am11:00am
Africa Program
An address by U.S. Ambassador Johnnie Carson, who has just returned to the United States following four years as Ambassador to Kenya. One of the Foreign Service’s most distinguished Africanists, Ambassador Carson has played a major role in assisting Kenya through a remarkably successful political transition. His address will focus on this transition – its meaning for Kenya and for Africa, and for American policy. Prior to his most recent Kenyan assignment, Ambassador Carson served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa. He has also served as Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ambassador to Uganda, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Botswana. In the aftermath of the Cold War, Ambassador Carson re-established an American diplomatic mission in Mozambique. In the 1980’s, on leave from the Foreign Service, he served for over four years as Chief of Staff to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa.

Sudan: Last Steps in the Peace Process

September 03, 2003 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
Presentation on The Sudan: Last Steps in the Peace Process, with perspectives from the government of Sudan, represented by Ambassador Khidir H. Ahmed; the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army, represented by Steven Wondu; and the International Crisis Group, represented by John Prendergast, who just returned from Khartoum and Nairobi.The Sudan peace process has reached a critical juncture. Both parties and the international community are facing difficult choices, with the threat of a return to war and an escalation of pressure by the U.S. Congress looming in the background. The speakers explored the dynamics of the peace process as well as the regional and international context in which it is situated.The session will be moderated by Dr. Howard Wolpe, Director of the Africa Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

The Current State of the Burundi Peace Process

June 24, 2003 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
Comments delivered by His Excellency Pierre Buyoya, former President of Burundi on the current state of the Burundi Peace Process. He discussed both the challenges and opportunities facing the nation, as it seeks to emerge from nearly a decade of civil conflict.

A South African Perspective on Zimbabwe and Southern Africa

May 06, 2003 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A South African Perspective on Zimbabwe and Southern Africa, presented by Peter Soal, the Chairman of the South Africa Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch.

Angola's First Year of Peace: An Assessment

April 08, 2003 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Africa Program
with Ibrahim Gambari, Under Secretary and Special Advisor for African Affairs to the UN; Walter Kansteiner III, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa; Ambassador Paul Hare, Executive Director, U.S.-Angola Chamber of Commerce; Witney Schneidman, President, Schneidman and Associates; John Prendergast, Co-Director, Africa Program, International Crisis Group

The Sudanese War and the Nuba People

February 27, 2003 // 11:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Suleiman Musa Ruhhal, Director, Nuba Survival; Ambassador Michael Ranneberger, State Department Special Advisor on Sudan; and John Prendergast, Co-Director, Africa Program, International Crisis Group

The Kinshasa Government’s Perspective on the Great Lakes Crisis

January 16, 2003 // 11:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Kikaya Bin Karubi, Minister of Information and Vital Kamerhe, Chief Negotiator of the DRC Government

Book Launch and Discussion of Partner to History: The U.S. Role in South Africa's Transition to Democracy

October 23, 2002 // 12:00am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Ambassador Princeton Lyman, Aspen Institute; Deputy Chief of mission at the South African embassy in DC Thandabutu Nhlapo; Susan Collin Marks, Executive Vice President of Search for Common Ground

Director's Forum with Bill Clinton

October 09, 2002 // 12:00am
Africa Program
In this Director's Forum, President Clinton described his recent two week trip to Africa during which he visited the following five nations: Mozambique, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa.

Islam and Democratic Transition in Nigeria: Paradoxes and Predicaments

April 11, 2002 // 12:00am
Africa Program
Muhammad S. Umar, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Arizona State University

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