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?
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 06, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Paul Born, Co-Founder and Director, Tamarack - an Institute for Community Engagement, Ontario, Canada; Dr. Frederick Burkle, Senior Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Senior Fellow & Scientist, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard School of Public Health; Leonard Doyle
April 05, 2011 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Steve McDonald, Consulting Director, Africa Program and the Projector on Leadership and Capacity, Woodrow Wilson Center; Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center
March 28, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Lisa Gaylord, director of program development at the Wildlife Conservation Society; Matthew Erdman, program coordinator for the Population-Health-Environment Program at Blue Ventures Conservation; and Kristen Patterson, senior program officer at The Nature Conservancy, discussed the challenges and outcomes of past and future integrated population, health, and environment (PHE) programs in Madagascar.
March 24, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:30am
Human Security is an ongoing emergency situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Reports of rape and massacres of civilians are regularly coupled with reports of MONUSCO's ineffectiveness and the active participation of the national army in human rights violations. Moving beyond the grim descriptions of human rights abuses, what is the role of civil society in protection, fostering stability and building peace? What policy mechanisms are available in the short and long terms to address these critical issues at the national and international level?
March 23, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Steve McDonald, Consulting Director of the Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity; Alan Goulty, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Malik Agar Eyre, Governor of Blue Nile State, SPLM; Abdel Aziz Adam EI Hilu, Deputy Governor of Southern Kordofan and Deputy Chairman, SPLM; Yasir Said Arman, Secretary General, SPLM