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Waiting for Democracy: Politics of Choice in Natural Resource Decentralization

May 24, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Almost all of the world's developing countries are decentralizing power, at least half in the natural resource sector. This new World Resource Institute report draws on cases from Africa, Asia, and Latin America to examine the social and ecological effects of these "democratic" decentralizations.

Live Webcast--Gender and Trade:Identifying Myths, Overcoming Challenges and Developing Alternatives

May 20, 2005 // 8:15am12:30pm
Video of this event is now available.

Progress Building Democracy in Nigeria

May 02, 2005 // 2:00pm3:30pm
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Atiku Abubakar, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The full text of the speech is available for download. Watch a video of the vice president's presentation.

Election Observation Missions - Making Them Count

April 29, 2005 // 8:15am1:15pm
This conference examined recent history and trends in elections observation around the world, including steps for the future, with experts on elections in Africa, Latin America, and the former Soviet Union in order to develop a practice of effective follow-up on the recommendations of election observation missions.

Book Launch: In the Aftermath of Genocide—The U.S. Role in Rwanda

April 27, 2005 // 3:00pm4:30pm
A book launch with Ambassador Robert E. Gribbin, U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda from 1995 to 1999. He will be joined by Donatella Lorch Director of the Knight International Fellowships for Journalism, and former East Africa Bureau Chief for the New York Times

The Dynamics of Poverty in Post-Genocide Rwanda

April 22, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
A Roundtable discussion with Philip Verwimp, Poverty Economist, Rwanda Office of the World Bank, who will use data from household surveys to compare poverty before and after the genocide.

Responding to Africa's Emergencies: New Strategies for Humanitarian Assistance at the United Nations

April 19, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
A Roundtable discussion with Kevin Kennedy, Director of the Coordination and Response Division in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs at the United Nations and Krista Riddley, Deputy Director of Policy and Advocacy at Oxfam America.

Art Exhibit: "The Business of Sustainable Development--An African Forest Tale"

April 18, 2005 // 9:00am5:00pm
A special exhibition of art by Senegalese Glass Painter Mor Gueye, illustrating a children's story written by Woodrow Wilson Fellow Jesse Ribot on the disjuncture between European and local discourses in colonial and post-colonial forestry. The exhibit is open to the public from April 18, and runs through June 15.

The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Poverty

April 15, 2005 // 8:30am6:00pm
Most economists argue that increasing international trade contributes to economic growth and therefore to the alleviation of poverty. Beyond basic questions and theoretical costs and benefits, however, the relationship between trade and poverty becomes considerably more complicated. Even in the most successful cases, the impact of increased trade depends heavily on the condition of existing institutions, public investments in education and infrastructure, the presence of safety nets, and the impact of the world economy. The video and report for this event is now available online.

Beyond "Conflict Diamonds:" a New Report on Human Rights and Angolan Diamonds

March 24, 2005 // 8:30am10:00am
A Roundtable discussion with Rafael Marques, author of a new human rights report entitled "Lundas, the Stones of Death: Angola's Deadly Diamonds." In this report, Marques and co-author Rui Falcão de Campos examine patterns of human rights abuses linked to the diamond industry in the Lunda region in 2004. Download the full text of this report in English or Portuguese.

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