U.S. Foreign Policy Events

The World's Water: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources 2004-2005

November 16, 2004 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Peter H. Gleick launches his latest publication, and argues for U.S. leadership, both internationally and domestically, to address the world's water crisis.

Peacekeeping and Security Issues in West Africa: A West African Perspective

October 27, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A discussion with four star general Lamine Cissé, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Senegal and current representative of the UN Secretary General to the Central Africa Region. General Cissé discussed the long-term challenges of regional insecurity in West Africa, and the role of regional actors in peacekeeping and stabilization operations. Ambassador Dane F. Smith, former U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, served as moderator. The full text of General Cissé's remarks is available for download.

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."

Friends or Acquaintances: Implications of the June 28 Canadian Elections on Canada-U.S. Relations

July 13, 2004 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute hosted a discussion in which panelists provided an overview of the June 28 Canadian elections and addressed the implications of the elections on Canada-U.S. relations.

Book Launch--America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order

June 22, 2004 // 4:30pm6:00pm
Global Europe Program
With the authors Jonathan Clarke, Research Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute;Former Guest Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Stefan Halper, Senior Fellow and Director, Atlantic Studies Program, Centre for International Studies, Cambridge University. Commentary will be provided by James Mann, Senior Writer-in-Residence, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; author, Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet

Security, Prosperity and Freedom: Why America Needs the G8

June 03, 2004 // 2:00pm5:30pm
Canada Institute
Indiana University's Center for International Business Education and Research, the G8 Research Group, and the EnviReform Project hosted a two-day pre-Summit conference at the Woodrow Wilson Center in preparation for the G8 meeting at Sea Island.

Assessing the Millennium Challenge Corporation

March 02, 2004 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In 2002, President Bush proposed a new initiative on foreign aid - the Millennium Challenge Account. Experts outline the initiative's principles and the challenges facing the newly-formed corporation.

The Challenge in Washington: Governing by Leadership or Crisis

February 05, 2004 // 5:30pm11:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute at the Wilson Center and the Canada Institute on North American Issues hosted the first C. Warren Goldring Lecture on Canada-U.S. Relations with special guest speaker Leon Panetta, who addressed the topic of "The Challenge in Washington: Governing by Leadership or Crisis."

Realism Canadian Style: The Chrétien Legacy in Foreign and Defense Policy and the Lessons for Canada-U.S. Relations

January 15, 2004 // 8:00am10:00am
Canada Institute
Joel Sokolsky, Professor of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada, reviewed the history of Canadian foreign and defense policy as well as their effect on U.S.-Canada relations at a seminar sponsored by Canada Institute.

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.

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