December 05, 2006 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
A briefing on recent developments in Swaziland. Panelists will discuss a wide range of social and economic challenges currently facing Swaziland, namely its economic growth, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, and the government's handling of opposition parties.
The 2006 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture: Are There Democracy Lessons Arabs Can Learn From Eastern Europe?
November 30, 2006 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Dr. Saad Ibrahim, professor at the American University in Cairo and the recipient of the 2006 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award delivered the 2nd annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture key-note address: Are There Democracy Lessons Arabs Can Learn From Eastern Europe? Introductory remarks were provided by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed.
November 27, 2006 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
A discussion with Dr. Kizza Besigye, President of the Forum for Democratic Change. Besigye presented his view of Uganda's political evolution, focusing on issues of multi-party electoral democracy, and prospects for the future.Steve McDonald served as moderator.
November 02, 2006 // 8:00am — 4:00pm
Victor K. Barbiero, The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services; David Oot, Save the Children, U.S.; Daniel Kaseje, Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development in Africa; Jonathon Simon, Boston University School of Public Health; Patrick Osewe, World Bank; and Nancy Pielemeier, Abt Associates
October 26, 2006 // 8:30am — 6:30pm
October 25, 2006 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
A discussion, co-sponsored with the Great Lakes Policy Forum on the second round of the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Participants included the Wilson Center's Howard Wolpe, International Crisis Group's Caty Clement and Rick Neal of Refugees International.
October 16, 2006 // 10:00am — 11:30am
A discussion with Michael Arietti, the U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda. Arietti provided a U.S. perspective on economic and political developments in Rwanda. He also discussed the role of Rwanda in the broader Great Lakes Region of Africa, as well as its evolving relationship with the U.S.
October 04, 2006 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The forest and mineral wealth of the DRC is critical to the country and its people's political, economic, and social future. John Katunga explores the interconnections between natural resource wealth and stability.
September 27, 2006 // 8:30am — 4:30pm
The Africa Program, the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and The Committee on Capacity Building of the Washington-Based African Diplomatic Corps co-hosted a two-day orientation on the American political system for African diplomats. Twenty-four African nations were represented as Africa Program Director Howard Wolpe, Egyptian Ambassador Nabil Fahmy and expert guest speakers presented on a variety of topics including US politics, international policy and media relations.
September 13, 2006 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
A launch and discussion of a recent Solidarity Center report, entitled Justice for All: The Struggle for Worker Rights in Swaziland. The discussion will focus on the impact of international trade upon working conditions in that Southern African nation.