Day I: African Growth and Opportunity Act Civil Society Forum 2010 "A Decade of Progress in Bridging the U.S.-Africa Trade Gap"
July 29, 2010 // 8:15am — 5:00pm
The Africa Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, together with the U.S. Civil Society Coalition for African Trade and Investment, Manchester Trade, the U.S. Department of State, and the Shell Corporation are pleased to invite you to the AGOA Civil Society Forum of 2010. This forum will examine the involvement of civil society in the creation and implementation of AGOA and discussing the recommendations made by civil society forums over the years.
July 16, 2010 // 10:00am — 4:00pm
David Tolbert, President, International Center for Transitional Justice; Mark Goodale, Associate Professor, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University; Priscilla Hayner, Author, Unspeakable Truths: Transitional Justice and the Challenge of Truth Commissions; Wendy Lambourne, Senior Lecturer and Academic Coordinator, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney; Douglass Cassel, Former Legal Adviser, United Nations Commission on Truth for El Salvador, and Professor of Law, Notre Dame University; Jennifer Easterday, Trial Monitor, Special Court on Sierra Leone, War Crimes Studies Center, University of California, Berkeley; Patrick Burgess, Asia Director, International Center for Transitional Justice, and Former Director of Human Rights, UNTAET and UNMISET Missions in Timor-Leste; Richard Joseph, Former Fellow for African Governance, The Carter Center, and Professor of International History and Politics, Northwestern University; Martin Kimani, Deputy Director, Ansari Africa Center, Atlantic Council; Lisa Schirch, Director, 3D Security Initiatives
July 13, 2010 // 9:00am — 1:00pm
Jamie Fisher, Food Assistance Division, Office of Capacity Building and Development, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA; Dale Skoric and John Brooks, Food for Peace Office, USAID; Allan Jury, Director, World Food Programme U.S. Relations Office; Phil Thomas, Assistant Director, International Affairs and Trade, GAO; Emmy Simmons, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa (Moderator); Ron Croushorn, Director, Food Assistance Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA; Nina Schlossman, Global Food and Nutrition Food Aid Quality Project; Anne Swindale, Project Director, FANTA-2; Bonnie McClafferty, HarvestPlus; Moderator Mary Chambliss, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
June 16, 2010 // 4:00pm — 6:00pm
With seven months remaining before the referendum in South Sudan to determine whether or not the country remains united, and given the recent increase in violence in Darfur, the country remains volatile and its future uncertain.
June 15, 2010 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Developing Africa’s transportation, irrigation, communication, electric, and financial services infrastructure is key to unlocking Africa’s potential. Experts provided the most recent comprehensive assessment of Africa’s current and future infrastructure needs and the innovative strategy for developing regional corridors to facilitate trade and economic growth across Africa.
June 15, 2010 // 9:30am — 11:00am
John Marks, President and Founder, Search for Common Ground; John Siceloff, Executive Producer NOW on PBS, CEO of JumpStart Productions; Sylvia Vollenhoven, Knight Development Journalism Fellow,International Center for Journalists; Steve McDonald, Consulting Director, Africa Program, Wilson Center (moderator)
June 14, 2010 // 1:30pm — 3:30pm
Jake Walter, Mozambique Country Director, TechnoServe; Ron Croushorn, Director of the Food Assistance Division for the Foreign Agriculture Service, USDA; J.B. Cordaro, Global Business Adviser, Mars, Inc.; Michael McBurney, Head of Scientific Affairs, DSM Nutritional Products Ltd.; Kate Houston, Director of Federal Government Relations, Cargill
May 25, 2010 // 9:30am — 11:30am
Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, WWICS; Frank Hagemann, Chief of Policy and Research, ILO International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labor (IPEC); Marcia Eugenio, Director of the Office of Child Labor and Trafficking, DOL/ILAB; Ed Potter, Director of Global Workplace Rights, Coca Cola; Ana Avendano, Special Assistant to the President Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO; Dr. Marty Otañez, Assistant Professor of Political Ecology, Anthropology Department, University of Colorado, Denver
May 20, 2010 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
As part of the Maternal Health Dialogue Series, experts discuss their experiences, and share lessons, challenges, and recommendations for improving transportation and referral for maternal health.
May 12, 2010 // 2:30pm — 4:30pm
Barney Pityana, Principle and Vice Chancelor, University of South Africa; Steve McDonald, Consulting Director, Africa Program