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Live Webcast: The Cold War and Contemporary Conflict - Lessons From The Past

October 21, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Saki Ruth Dockrill, James Carafano, and Tom Nichols will hold a roundtable discussion on connections between the end of the Cold War and present conflicts. Video for this event is now available.

Drought and Conflict in the West African Sahel: Developing Conflict Management Strategies

October 18, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Anthony Nyong of the University of Jos, Nigeria, discusses the relationship between drought and conflict in the West African Sahe. Focusing on the Sahelian region of northern Nigeria, Nyong examines how scarcity of natural resources and conflict interact to exacerbate vulnerability and human insecurity.

Final Acts: A Guide to Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions

September 28, 2005 // 4:00pm6:00pm
With author Trudy Huskamp PetersonFinal Acts is a guide to questions of law, politics, physical preservation, and access regarding materials generated by the 20 truth commissions that have completed the work of examining and reporting on the abuses of deposed regimes.

Burundi – A New Beginning

September 20, 2005 // 11:00am12:30pm
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi. Video of this event is now available.
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AGOA, Five Years Later: Lessons Learned, Challenges Ahead

September 14, 2005 // 8:30am2:30pm
A half-day conference examining the legacy of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, and assessing ways to ensure that AGOA's potential is fully realized. Video of this event is available here.

Live Webcast--Building for the Future: Women's Role in Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction

September 13, 2005 // 8:30am1:15pm
Sanam Anderlini, Independent Consultant on Gender, Peace, and Security Issues; Cheryl Benard, Senior Political Analyst and Director of the Initiative for Middle Eastern Youth, RAND Corporation; Rosalind Boyd, Senior Research Associate, Centre for Developing-Area Studies (CDAS), McGill University; Eulalie Nibizi, President, Burundi Trade Union, Bujumbura, Burundi; Ala Noori Talabani, Member of the Iraqi Interim National Assembly, Baghdad, Iraq; Jenni Williams, Director, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), Bulwayo, Zimbabwe.This event is cosponsored with the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity.

Investing in Africa's Future: U.S. Agricultural DevelopmentAssistance for Sub-Saharan Africa

September 12, 2005 // 10:00am12:00pm
A special panel discussion moderated by Peter McPherson to mark the release of the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa -- Resources for the Future report: Investing in Africa's Future: U.S. Agricultural DevelopmentAssistance for Sub-Saharan Africa. download the Executive Summary.

Killing Neighbors: Social Dimensions of Genocide in Rwanda

August 25, 2005 // 2:00pm3:00pm
A presentation and discussion with Lee Ann Fujii, 2005 Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellow on the social dimensions of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, focusing on the experiences of two rural villages. Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution moderated the discussion.

Trends in U.S. Support for Conservation and Development: A Historical Look at USAID's Environment Programs

August 23, 2005 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Catherine Corson, 2005 Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellow, discusses her research on the history of and key influences on the development of USAID's environmental programs.

Fighting to Survive: A Report on Female Former Child Soldiers Living in Rwanda

August 12, 2005 // 10:00am11:00am
A presentation and discussion with Heather Baldwin, Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellow at the Wilson Center and PhD Candidate at Boston College. Download this Presentation.

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