December 17, 2013 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Nelson Mandela was one of the most respected political leaders the world has seen for a reason: he helped take South Africa through a remarkable period encompassing the end of apartheid and the first democratic election. How is the country moving ahead in the post-Mandela era? What is his legacy for reconciliation, democracy, the rule of law through a strong constitution? And what will become of the ANC now that its great generation is passing from the stage?
December 03, 2013 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
This discussion brought together a distinguished group of panelists who provided insight as to the role of emerging powers in peacebuilding and development efforts in Africa.
December 02, 2013 // 10:00am — 11:30am
The speakers will discuss the effectiveness and benefits that have accrued to Africa since the fund was established and the continuing need to have a fully funded Global Fund.
November 20, 2013 // 1:00pm — 5:00pm
This roundtable will connect federal agencies hoping to initiate or expand open innovation projects with leaders in citizen science, who are engaging the public participates in scientific research through lab and field work, crowdsourcing platforms, and online games. Opening remarks by Kumar Garg, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and keynote by Bob Perciasepe, EPA Deputy Administrator.
November 19, 2013 // 9:30am — 11:30am
It has been just over one year since the Somalia Federal Government took over from the Transitional Federal Government, marking the end of “transition” in Somalia. However, there are still a number of challenges and potential opportunities for Somalia in the near and longer-term future that will require attention if the state is to see stability, and economic and development progress.
November 13, 2013 // 8:55am — 11:00am
Sudan’s pastoralists gained infamy during the conflict in Darfur last decade, when outsiders described the violence as a result of competition between climate-stressed, semi-nomadic herders and sedentary farmers. But Sudan’s pastoralists may not be as fragile as previously thought and could even hold the key to survival for similar groups in Africa, said a panel of experts at the Wilson Center on November 13.
November 06, 2013 // 12:30pm — 2:30pm
Panelists will provide insight and analysis of resolution scenarios for the Western Sahara conflict, including the autonomy plan introduced by Morocco.
November 05, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
At this meeting, two experts will explore the drivers and impacts of China’s distant fishing fleets and the difficulties in regulating multi-national and multi-species fisheries across large ocean areas.
October 16, 2013 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
Luvuyo Mandela, Social Entrepreneur, delivered a keynote address on South Africa's story of struggle, hope, trial & error, and lessons learned. While South Africa has come a long way from the days of apartheid and oppression, and possesses a promising future, this generation feels the pressure to be a beacon of democracy, peace, and inclusion on the continent and for the world. Theirs is a task to maintain the positive momentum that will move the country forward. The youth are key to bringing this future to fruition and through active and engaged citizenship South Africa's promise can be realized.
October 15, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
In the latter half of last century, Thailand and other East Asian countries successfully capitalized on shifts in their age structures to gain a boost in economic productivity, a phenomenon known as the demographic dividend. Today, despite the hitherto sluggish pace of Africa’s demographic transition, scholars and politicians remain hopeful that similar changes on the continent may lead to faster development in coming decades.