Events

Sudan: The Current Situation and the Way Forward

December 17, 2004 // 1:30pm3:00pm
A Director's Forum with Jan Pronk, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Sudan. At this briefing, Special Representative Pronk outlined his vision of the long-term role of the United Nations in promoting enduring peace and stability in Sudan, and provide an update of UN activities in the country. Streaming video of this event is also available.
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Book Launch--Beyond Free and Fair: Monitoring Elections and Building Democracy

December 09, 2004 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Eric Bjornlund, Democracy International; Commentator: Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Video of this event is available here.

Understanding Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation: Lessons and Strategies from Eastern Africa

November 16, 2004 // 1:30pm3:30pm
The linkages between environment and security loom large in Eastern Africa, providing not only challenges but also areas of opportunity. Scholars and activists discuss lessons and strategies for facing and addressing the interaction between environment and conflict in the region.

The Road to Peace in Liberia: Citizen Views on Transitional Justice

November 10, 2004 // 8:00am9:30am
A discussion with John Moreira of Greenberg Quinlan Research and Tornorlah Varpilah of the Transitional Justice Working Group. They discussed the results of a national survey and of twelve focus groups organized in Liberia, which explored the public's attitudes about justice and reconciliation after thirteen years of armed conflict and horrible atrocities. The first of its kind in Liberia, this public opinion project sought to ascertain how the Liberian public believes abuses committed during the war should be addressed. A powerpoint summary of the findings and background information are available for download. After the presentation, Moreira and Varpilah were interviewed by the Wilson Center's Dialogue program.

Film Screening and Discussion: God Sleeps in Rwanda

November 09, 2004 // 4:00pm6:00pm
A screening of God Sleeps in Rwanda by Kimberlee Acquaro and Stacy Sherman, which traces the impact of the 1994 Rwandan genocide on the lives of the women who survived it. Discussion followed with filmmaker Kimberlee Acquaro and Norah Bagarinkah, genocide survivor and activist. An online exhibit of Ms. Acquaro's photographs can be viewed via the Holocaust Museum website.

Peacekeeping and Security Issues in West Africa: A West African Perspective

October 27, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
A discussion with four star general Lamine Cissé, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Senegal and current representative of the UN Secretary General to the Central Africa Region. General Cissé discussed the long-term challenges of regional insecurity in West Africa, and the role of regional actors in peacekeeping and stabilization operations. Ambassador Dane F. Smith, former U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, served as moderator. The full text of General Cissé's remarks is available for download.

Documentary Screening: AIDS Warriors

October 21, 2004 // 3:00pm5:00pm
The PBS series Wide Angle, which seeks to reveal the "humanity behind the headlines," sent award-winning filmmakers Micah Fink and Andrew Young to Angola to look behind the HIV/AIDS pandemic and examine the role of the military in fighting this health crisis.

Promoting Peace in Sudan: The Critical Role of Civil Society

October 14, 2004 // 9:30am11:00am
Venue: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1800 K Street NW, B-1 Conference Room.Sudanese Women Leaders (TBD); Carla Koppell, Deputy Director, Washington Office, Hunt Alternatives Fund; Rick Barton, Co-Director, Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project, CSIS

Book Launch -- Engaging Africa: Washington and the Fall of Portugal's Colonial Empire

October 06, 2004 // 3:30pm5:00pm
A roundtable discussion with Witney Schneidman, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in the Clinton Administration and author of Engaging Africa: Washington and the Fall of Portugal's Colonial Empire. Schneidman's book was recently characterized in Foreign Affairs as "a must-read for anyone interested in decolonization or Cold War diplomacy," and "the definitive diplomatic history of U.S.-Portuguese relations in the 1960s and 1970s, in the context of Portugal's 1974 revolution and the end of its African empire."

Book Launch – Blood From Stones: The Secret Financial Network of Terror

October 05, 2004 // 2:00pm3:30pm
A Roundtable discussion with Douglas Farah, an award-winning investigative journalist for the Washington Post. Mr. Farah discussed his recently published book, Blood From Stones: The Secret Financial Network of Terror, a book which Gen. Barry McCaffrey, professor of National Security Studies at West Point calls "required reading for the thousands of U.S. and Allied law enforcement and intelligence officers prosecuting the global war on terror."

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