Alternative Health Financing in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

February 28, 2007 // 11:00am1:00pm
Pablo Gottret, Senior Health Economist, World Bank; Marty Makinen, Vice-President, International Health, Abt Associates; and Hugh Waters, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Priorities for Liberia's Reconstruction Process

February 14, 2007 // 12:30pm2:00pm

The Doha Development Round: What's at Stake for Africa?

February 14, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
Experts on African trade policy gathered at a February 14 Africa Program event, co-sponsored by the International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council, to discuss how agricultural trade can foster economic development and alleviate poverty.

MONUC's Future in the DRC

February 08, 2007 // 1:00pm2:30pm
The Wilson Center's Africa Program joined the Great Lakes Policy Forum in hosting an event featuring François Grignon, Director of the Africa Program at the International Crisis Group, to discuss the future of the United Nations mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), known by its French acronym, MONUC.

Russian-Algerian Relations: Partners or Competitors?

January 29, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
Mark N. Katz, Professor of Government and Politics, George Mason University, and former Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute

Women Leaders Reflect on the Prospects for Peace in Northern Uganda

January 17, 2007 // 1:30pm3:00pm
The Africa Program joined the Initiative for Inclusive Security in hosting a discussion with seven northern Ugandan women leaders on the prospects for peace and stability in Uganda.

Securing Somalia's Future: Options for Diplomacy, Assistance, and Security Engagement

January 17, 2007 // 7:00am1:00pm
A discussion of U.S. and international approaches toward the Somalia crisis. Panels will examine the quickly evolving situation as well as options for international engagement. Senator Russell Feingold (D-WI) and Ambassador Jendayi Frazer, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa will keynote. This event was held at CSIS.

Burundi at Peace: What Does it Mean?

January 12, 2007 // 8:00am10:00am
The 126th Great Lakes Policy Forum will feature a discussion of Burundian politics, eighteen months after the nation's historic elections. This event will be held at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Book Launch -- Crafting Peace: Strategies to Deal with Warlords in Collapsing States

January 05, 2007 // 9:00am10:30am
"This is the world of the warlord: ‘if you are educated you are nothing; if armed, you are superior. Anarchy rules here. If you are many and you have no guns, you are nothing.'" said Sasha Lezhnev, international program officer of the Northern Uganda Peace Initiative, quoting a Somali aid official's remarks. Speaking at a January 5, 2006 book launch cosponsored the Africa Program and Kennan Institute, both of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Lezhnev presented case studies of warlordism in Sierra Leone and Tajikistan. William Zartman, director of conflict management at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns' Hopkins University, commented on Lezhnev's findings.

Buying Time for Peace: the Multi-country Demobilization & Reintegration Program in the Great Lakes

December 13, 2006 // 12:00pm2:30pm
The 125th Great Lakes Policy forum, will feature a film screening and discussion of World Bank-led DDR programs in Central Africa. This event will be held at John's Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.


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