Human Rights Events

Book Launch -- A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa

August 05, 2004 // 9:30am11:00am
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with Howard French, distinguished New York Times journalist and author of the recently published book A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa. Historian Louis Gates, Jr. has described French's book as "A brilliant and nuanced meditation on the complexities of contemporary Africa. Essential reading for those of us who love Africa and for all those who wish to gain a fuller understanding of a continent that is sprawling, mysterious, and endlessly fascinating."

Is Our Security Threatened by "Too Many Men"?

July 19, 2004 // 11:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP hosts the launch of the controversial new book, Bare Branches, featuring coauthor Valerie Hudson, Brigham Young University, and discussant Barbara Miller, George Washington University.

Confronting Ethnic Conflict in Africa: Towards a Theoretical Framework of the Conditions for Successful Third Party Intervention

July 07, 2004 // 9:00am10:00am
Africa Program
A presentation by one of the Africa Program's current Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellows, Jennifer De Maio. Ms. De Maio presented the theoretical framework chapter from her dissertation, and entertained questions.

The International Response to the Rwandan Genocide – a Failure of Humanity

April 22, 2004 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Africa Program
At a Director's Forum with General Dallaire, the Canadian Commander of the UN peacekeeping forces in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide, and author of the recently published Shake Hands with The Devil, Dallaire provided a vivid account of his experience in Rwanda and of the international community's failure to intervene.

The Crisis in Darfur

April 12, 2004 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Africa Program
You are invited to a briefing on The Crisis in Darfur with Gerard M. Gallucci, the head of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Khartoum. Jok Madut Jok, a Sudanese scholar and WWIC Fellow, will serve as a discussant.

Human Rights and Environmental Activism in Russia: Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Future

December 01, 2003 // 11:00am12:00pm
Kennan Institute
Ivan Pavlov, Director of the Bellona Environmental Human Rights Center in St. Petersburg and Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at the Kennan Institute, describes the state of the human rights and environmental movements in Russia today.

Kenya after Moi

October 09, 2003 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Africa Program
A Roundtable Discussion with one of Kenya’s leading human rights advocates, Dr. Gibson Kamau Kuria, the recipient of both the Robert F. Kennedy 1988 Human Rights Award and the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Award.Dr. Kuria, a distinguished Kenyan lawyer, has for decades been at the center of Kenya’s struggle for constitutionalism and the rule of law. He has been repeatedly honored – for his defense of dissidents, for his mobilization of members of the Kenyan bar in resisting anti-democratic initiatives and practices, for his distinguished serve as a judge, and for his role in the campaign to restore political pluralism in Kenya. Recently, following the election of President Kibaki, Dr. Kuria was appointed to a tribunal established to inquire into allegations of judicial corruption; in addition, he is currently serving as assisting counsel to the commission enquiring into the infamous Goldenberg scandal. His presence in Washington will provide an opportunity to review Kenya’s recent political and constitutional evolution, and to assess Kenya’s human rights environment in post-Moi Kenya.

Women, Islam and Human Rights in Africa

September 17, 2003 // 9:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Speakers: Ayesha Imam, Coordinator, Baobab, Nigeria; Sondra Hale, Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies, UCLA; Mounira Charrad, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Center for Middle East Studies, University of Texas at Austin; and moderated by Mary Osirim, Professor of Sociology and Co-Director, Center for Ethnicities, Communities and Social Policy, Bryn Mawr College. This event is co-sponsored with the Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Project.

Captive in the Congo: A Consul's Return to the Heart of Darkness

February 13, 2002 // 11:00pm
Africa Program

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