Democracy Events

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.

Book Launch: "Liberalization Against Democracy: The Local Politics of Economic Reform in Tunisia"

June 19, 2003 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Stephen J. King, Assistant Professor of Government, Georgetown University, and Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow

The Burundi Leadership Training Program: The First Six Months

May 13, 2003 // 8:30am3:00pm
Africa Program
The World Bank's Post Conflict Fund made a grant in December 2002 to the Woodrow Wilson Center to launch a leadership-training project in Burundi, designed to advance the country's post-war economic reconstruction. The project management team, consisting of Africa Project Consulting Director Howard Wolpe and Program Manager Steve McDonald brought to the Center for a day-long report and evaluation Burundian consultant (and former Human Rights Minister) Eugène Nindorera, trainers Elizabeth McClintock (Program Director of the Cambridge-based Conflict Management Group) and Alain Lempereur (Director of the Paris Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation in Europe, and workshop training participants Rémy Nahimana(Director, Burundi Catholic Peace and Justice Commission) and Domitille Barancira (President, Constitutional Court of Burundi). Invited to participate in this review of project methodology, training content and project impact were donor agencies, NGOs active in Burundi, practitioners in the field of conflict resolution and economic recovery, and others who are involved in Great Lakes regional issues.

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.

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

Angola: Past, Present, and Future

November 12, 2002 // 11:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Jorge R. Chikoty, Angolan Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Scott DeLisi, Director for Southern African Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Rodney Goodwin, Chair of the Board of Directors of the U.S.-Angolan Chamber of Commerce; Witney Schneidman, former Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State; Agostinho Zaccarias, Principle Officer, Special Advisor for Africa to the Secretary General, United Nations

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.

Post-election Scenarios in Slovakia

October 08, 2002 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Sharon Fisher, Senior Economist, Emerging Europe Division, DRI-WEFA, Inc., DC, and Title VIII JSTS Alumna

Book Launch--Entangled Evolutions: Media and Democratization in Eastern Europe

September 26, 2002 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Peter Gross, Professor, College of Communication and Education, California State University - Chico

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