June 15, 2011 // 4:30pm — 6:30pm
Steve McDonald, Director of the Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, Woodrow Wilson Center; Jessica Einhorn, Dean of SAIS, Johns Hopkins University; Romano Prodi, President, Foundation for World Wide Cooperation
June 14, 2011 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
H.E. Ngwazi Prof. Bingu wa Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi; Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center; Steve McDonald, Director of the Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, Woodrow Wilson Center
June 13, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
The relationship of Africa with the rest of the world is undergoing a fascinating transformation. While more than ever, economists point to the potential of Africa's development, the strategic community is often reducing its focus on the rising role of China and other emerging powers in the extraction of natural resources on the African continent.
May 11, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Rye Barcott, author of It Happened on the Way to War, writes about his experiences as an impressionable student in Kenya, a front-line warrior in Iraq, and the journey in between. He focuses on two central themes, which he believes to be relevant to development practitioners: What he had learned on the approach to participatory development? And what are the strengths and limitations of the military to engage in capacity-building work?
May 10, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:30am
On May 10, 2011, The Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity hosted an event titled “Civilian Response Corps: Experiences from the Field.” The event included a panel of four members of the Civilian Response Corps (CRC), both active and standby, who shared their experiences on the ground in reconstruction and recovery in post-conflict regions of Afghanistan, Central African Republic and Sudan.
May 05, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:30am
Operating without any clear political agenda for nearly 25 years, the Lord’s Resistance Army may be one of the most enduring and perplexing militias in the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes Policy Forum presents, "The Lords of Resistance Army: Implementing Policy to End an Enduring Problem."
April 28, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Fresh off their assignments, four fellows from the International Reporting Project speak about their experiences researching underreported health issues in Haiti, Botswana, Mozambique, and Uganda.
April 21, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Oil has been a mixed blessing to many African countries, providing great wealth but also bringing with it the curse of corruption. Panelists discussed the history of oil management on the continent and how countries such as Ghana and Liberia, which are at the early stages of oil development and production, can avoid these obstacles. They also examined what role the U.S. can play.
April 19, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The Population Council's John Townsend moderates a discussion on improving maternal health care in urban slums as part of the 2011 Maternal Health Dialogue Series.
April 07, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
“My role as Managing Director is to try and bring together all of the diverse threads of Europe’s relationship with Africa in a way that we have not been able to before,” Dr. Nick Westcott said of his post in the European External Action Service (EEAS) at an event co-hosted by the Africa Program and Leadership Project on April 7, 2011.