Africa News

Africa Transformed: How Women and Youth are Leading the Way Through Technology and Innovation

May 08, 2013
Development on the African continent has gone “high tech.” Using the Internet, mobile devices, and other tools unavailable to previous generations, young people, particularly women, are leading the way in finding innovative ways to unleash technology to solve problems large and small. During a recent conference conducted by the Wilson Center’s Africa Program, we spoke with three front line leaders of a movement that has transformational potential.

The Quarterly Report: Is Democracy Worth It?

Apr 17, 2013
Click here to explore the latest issue of the Wilson Center’s flagship publication, the Wilson Quarterly with the help of its editor, Steve Lagerfeld and contributors Joshua Kucera and Steve McDonald. Also Robert Litwak discusses nuclear proliferation threats to United States and global security.

CWIHP Book Series "A Distant Front in the Cold War" Reviewed on H-Net

Apr 16, 2013
"A Distant Front in the Cold War: The USSR in West Africa and the Congo, 1956–1964" by CWIHP Fellow Sergey Mazov and published by the Wilson Center Press was reviewed on H-Net by Anne-Kristin Hartmetz.

Call for Papers “International Forum for Postdoctoral Scholars in Cold War International History Studies"

Apr 04, 2013
To foster the growth of emerging talents in conducting advanced research in Cold War history in China, East China Normal University will hold an “International Forum for Postdoctoral Scholars in Cold War International History Studies.” The forum will be at the East China Normal University campus at the Northern Zhongshan Road (Zhongshan Beilu), Shanghai. The forum will focus on the theme of “Cold War international history.” Its goal is to provide Chinese and foreign postdoctoral scholars in the field with an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge researches, expand their own scholarly vistas, and carry out in-depth dialogs.

NPIHP Releases Largest Collection of Documents on the History of South Africa's Nuclear Program

Apr 01, 2013
The new collection covers the full swath of South African nuclear history, from the origins of the country’s nuclear energy research in the 1950s, through the early 1990s when it announced the existence and subsequent destruction of its nuclear program.

New Documents on the Two Koreas and the Third World

Mar 28, 2013
Documents recently obtained and translated by the North Korea International Documentation Project depict in vivid detail the struggle between North Korea and South Korea to gain diplomatic recognition across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Is Social Entrepreneurship the Key to Ending Poverty?

Mar 21, 2013
Social entrepreneurship blurs the boundaries between civil society, the state, and the market. The term embraces a range of activities, organizations, and individuals including non-governmental organizations, commercial enterprises, and entrepreneurs that has significant potential and hope for addressing global poverty. In this Context interview, Oxford University professor and author Paul Collier describes the latest innovations and alternative solutions to meeting international development goals and empowering the poor.

Goldilocks Had It Right: How to Build Resilient Societies in the 21st Century

Mar 13, 2013
Some people, communities, and nations are able to weather and rebound from substantial shocks; they are, in a word, resilient. But what exactly does that mean? What characteristics confer resilience, and how can they be cultivated?
Young and Undocumented

Latin American Program in the News: "Young and Undocumented" in the News

Mar 07, 2013
Three speakers from the Latin American Program's event, "Young and Undocumented: A New American Story," speak about their experiences as undocumented students. (in Solvak and English, coverage begins at 20:30)

The Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity's 2012 "Year in Review"

Feb 08, 2013
A summary of the Africa Program and Leadership Project events, meetings, and publications of 2012 and the upcoming highlights of 2013.

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