Governance Events

How to Move the Global Water Agenda Forward: A Look at Agriculture, Health and Economics

June 09, 2003 // 9:00am4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Together with the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the National Wildlife Federation, the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Project co-sponsors a panel discussion on the inextricable linkages between water and food security.

A Vision for Madagascar: A Path from Poverty to Growth

May 29, 2003 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
His Excellency Marc Ravalomanana, the president of Madagascar, says that his country stands ready to fully join the global marketplace while also preserving its unique environmental heritage and bringing prosperity to its citizens.

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.

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

Rating the Slobo Show:
Is the ICTY's Leading Case Advancing Justice?

February 05, 2003 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Eric D. Gordy, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Clark University, MA, and Title VIII JSTS alumnus

The End of Canada?

November 21, 2002 // 8:30am10:00am
Canada Institute
Mel Hurtig spoke about the perceived erosion of Canada given increasing economic, cultural, and military integration resulting from post-9/11 security measures at the Canada-U.S. border. He stated that while it might be too late to save Canada, he had considerable faith in the ability of the Canadian public to retain their vision of government as a provider and a protector of the public good.

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

The Politics of the "Canadian Way": Branding the Canadian Identity

October 17, 2002 // 9:00am11:30am
Canada Institute
Professor Richard Nimijean of Carleton University explored how the federal government in Canada uses the Canadian identity politically and the possible existence of a gap between this vision of "The Canadian Way" and the reality of Canadian society.

Making Macedonia Work: Balancing Nation and State After the Violence of 2001

April 17, 2002 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Gregory Michaelidis, Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, University of Maryland, MD and EES Short-term Scholar

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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