All is Not Quiet in the Western DRC

December 06, 2007 // 8:00am10:00am
With Karana Olivier, Program Officer, National Endowment for Democracy

Muslim-Christian Relations in Nigeria

November 13, 2007 // 9:00am10:30am
With Sa'ad Abubakar, the recently chosen Sultan of Sokoto.

Book Discussion: Peace Parks: Conservation and Conflict Resolution

November 07, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Peace Parks seeks to rigorously examine one way in which the environment can be harnessed to resolve disputes or build peace: transboundary peace parks.

Sudan Update: Is the Comprehensive Peace Agreement Holding?

November 07, 2007 // 9:30am11:00am
With H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, First Vice President of Sudan and President of the Government of Southern Sudan.Moderator: Howard Wolpe, Director of the Africa Program, Wilson Center.

The Role of ECOWAS in Achieving the Economic Integration of West Africa

October 19, 2007 // 10:00am11:30am
On October 19, 2007, the Africa Program hosted Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, speaking on "The Role of ECOWAS in Achieving the Economic Integration of West Africa." Dr. Chris Fomunyoh, senior associate for Africa and regional director for Central and West Africa at National Democratic Institute (NDI), served as moderator.

A Briefing on Somalia

October 18, 2007 // 2:00pm3:30pm
On October 18, 2007, the Africa Program hosted Ambassador John M. Yates, U.S. Special Envoy to Somalia, who identified three crucial American foreign policy objectives there: eliminating the terrorist threat, promoting political stability, and addressing Somali humanitarian needs.

Rekindling the Darfur Negotiations: Keys to Success

October 11, 2007 // 2:30pm4:00pm
On October 11, 2007, the Africa Program and the Initiative for Inclusive Security co-sponsored an event entitled "Rekindling Darfur Negotiations: Keys to Success." The discussion was led by Carla Koppell, Director of the Initiative for Inclusive Security and Dr. Robert A. Pastor, Interim Co-Director of The Elders, a group of thirteen world leaders, convened by Nelson Mandela and chaired by Desmond Tutu, dedicated to tackling global crises and issues.

Caught in the Crossfire: The Eastern DRC

September 27, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
The partners of the Great Lakes Policy Forum cordially invite you to attend the 133rd Great Lakes Policy Forum on "Caught in the Crossfire: The Eastern DRC".

Examining Environmental Links to Peace and Conflict in Sudan: The UN Environment Programme's Sudan Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

September 21, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Efforts to end the ongoing violence in Darfur and build on the 2005 peace agreement must consider how environmental problems such as deforestation, drought, and desertification affect the balance between peace and conflict.

Zimbabwe: An Update from the Ground

September 18, 2007 // 10:00am11:30am
The Africa Program and the Open Society Institute co-sponsored an event on September 18 featuring Deprose Muchena and Isabella Matambanadzo from the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA). Muchena identified four major deficits he believes are impairing Zimbabwe in the fields of democracy, leadership, and macroeconomics-with uncontrolled inflation and unemployment, as well as a truth deficit in the Zimbabwean political discourse. Matambanadzo focused on the status of Human Rights Defenders (HRD) in Zimbabwe where more than 1,000 people were unjustly harassed or arrested this year. She said legal structures deny basic civil rights and accused the government of denying detainees food, water, and medical care. She recommended the United Nations send special envoys for human rights and to pressure the governmental into making reforms.


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