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Oil in Africa: Blessing or Curse?

April 21, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
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.
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Accessing Maternal Health Care Services in Urban Slums: What Do We Know?

April 19, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
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.

Responding to Disasters: Myths, Mistakes, and Recovery

April 06, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
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
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U.S. Policy Toward Africa 2011: Implications of Current Events

April 05, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
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
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Madagascar, Past and Future: Lessons From Population, Health, and Environment Programs

March 28, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
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.

Human Security in the DRCSeeking Solutions from the Ground Up

March 24, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
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?
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The Future of Northern Sudan: An SPLM-North Sudan View

March 23, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
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

Film Screening: When China Met Africa

March 16, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
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
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The Changing Politics of Oil: Implications for U.S. Energy Security

February 11, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
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 // 11:00am12:00pm
Brian Grodsky, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

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