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
March 16, 2011 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
A historic gathering of over 50 African heads of state in Beijing reverberates in Zambia where the lives of three characters unfold. Mr. Liu is about to buy his fourth farm; Manager Li is upgrading one of Zambia's longest roads and the Zambian Trade Minister is en route to China to secure millions of dollars in investment. Through the intimate portrayal of these characters, the expanding footprint of a global power is laid bare – pointing to a radically different future, not just for Africa but also for the world. Directed and produced by Nick Francis and Marc Francis. Winner, 2010 Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award, Margaret Mead Film & Video Festiva
February 11, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
David Ottaway, who covered Egypt and Middle East for the Washington Post, discussed recent developments in the Middle East and the implications for U.S. relations in the region and with other oil producing countries. Melanie Kenderdine examineed the potential impact of these developments and the emergence of new oil and gas reserves and production in Africa, South America and around the world on U.S energy security and policy.
When Pro-Democracy Organizations Take Power: What Poland and South Africa Should Have Told Us About Georgia
February 07, 2011 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Brian Grodsky, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
February 04, 2011 // 8:30am — 12:45pm
On February 4, 2011 the Wilson Center’s Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity hosted an event entitled, “Africa & China: What’s at Stake: A Look at Development, Economic and Business Issues” in partnership with Africare and the Constituency for Africa.
January 27, 2011 // 10:30am — 11:30am
“Stabilization, or peace consolidation, if you prefer, is an integral part of peacekeeping – I think it has to be an essential part of how we approach peacekeeping,” stated Ambassador Roger Meece at a Woodrow Wilson Center Director’s Forum on January 27, 2011.
January 26, 2011 // 9:30am — 10:30am
On January 26, 2011, the Africa Program in conjunction with the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity of the Woodrow Wilson Center welcomed His Excellency, the Foreign Minister of Sudan Ali Karti to discuss his views on the prospects of peace in Sudan, in the event that the South votes for secession.
January 13, 2011 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
The International Reporting Project (IRP) gives "editors–the 'gatekeepers'—a chance to get out of the newsrooms and to see for themselves the importance of international affairs," said John Schidlovsky, director of IRP, at a Wilson Center event about the independent journalism organization's recent two-week trip to Liberia with 11 U.S. news editors.
January 12, 2011 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
"At the core of human rights and artistic behavior is respect for human dignity. It is this that unites art and justice," said Jane M. Saks, executive director of the Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, speaking at an event cosponsored by the Environmental Change and Security Program and the Africa Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center.