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Beyond Seven Billion: Reporting on Population, Environment, and Security

October 09, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
“When I embarked on this series, I approached it as an environmental reporter: What does a growing number of us and growing consumption mean for our planet?” said Los Angeles Times reporter Ken Weiss at the Wilson Center on October 9. Weiss, along with photographer Rick Loomis, recently completed a five-part series and multimedia presentation on global population that was the culmination of a year of research and travel through more than six countries.

Toward a Democratic Ethiopia

October 09, 2012 // 8:30am1:30pm
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and the Wilson Center are working in conjunction to put on a conference discussing the process, mechanisms, and challenges that face the establishment of a democracy in Ethiopia.

The Africa CSO Sustainability Index: A Comparative Analysis of Government/Civil Society Relations

September 20, 2012 // 9:30am11:30am
Established in 2009, the annual CSO Sustainability Index for Sub-Saharan Africa (Africa CSOSI) relies on local CSO practitioners to assess the sustainability of the CSO sector in 23 selected African countries, based on seven dimensions: advocacy, financial viability, infrastructure, legal environment, organizational capacity, public image, and service provision. This event, entitled “A Comparative Analysis of Government/Civil Society Relations” will explore the report’s findings for the year 2011.
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The Role of the Diaspora in Shaping U.S. Policies Toward Africa

September 17, 2012 // 2:00pm4:00pm
With the Africa’s leverage in foreign affairs changing, Africans living outside of their home countries and communities of African descent have an unprecedented opportunity to affect the manner in which their host governments interact with these emerging states.

Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: Experiences From Sub-Saharan Africa

September 10, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Sub-Saharan Africa is a key region both for conservationists and those working for improved public health. Nine of the world’s 34 biodiversity hotspots are in sub-Saharan Africa, as are two of the five most important wilderness areas. This hotbed of biodiversity is also home to many of the world’s most rapidly growing populations and swelling urbanization, which is putting increased pressure on natural resources.
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A Conversation with Rudwan Dawod on his Incarceration in The Sudan

September 04, 2012 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Concerned for the future of his country, and dedicated to peace and democracy, Rudwan attended a peaceful demonstration on July 3rd to protest the Sudanese government’s recent austerity policies, and ongoing violence in the Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile, and Darfur. Subsequently, Rudwan was arrested, beaten until unconscious, tortured, charged with terrorism, and retained in prison for 44 days.

Policy Implications of the Recent Developments in North Kivu

August 29, 2012 // 9:30am11:30am
Since April 2012, a group of rebel forces calling themselves the March 23 Movement (M23) has engaged in violence with the Congolese national army, or FARDC. Not only has the insurgency led to constantly rising death tolls, but it has also heightened tensions between Great Lakes countries concerning North Kivu's porous borders and the authors of this violence.
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The Role of the Opposition in Meeting Nigeria’s Challenges

August 22, 2012 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Nigeria, a country of vast potential, is beset with enormous development challenges regarding governance, economic growth, and security.
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Understanding and Responding to Attacks on Civil Society: The Roles of Politics and Law

August 14, 2012 // 9:30am11:00am
It is crucial for the international community to understand the implications of attacks on civil society for the development of democratic governance in these countries and, more importantly, to identify effective ways to respond to them.
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Domestic Violence in Post-Conflict Settings: Interventions, Shelters, and Policy Recommendations

July 24, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Liberia is a case study in post-conflict violence against women, said panelists at the Wilson Center on July 24. “Confined merely to performing household chores and childrearing duties, from early childhood, women and girls have been socialized into subservience and powerlessness and acceptance of domestic abuse as a norm,” Annette Kiawu, deputy minister for research and technical services at the Liberian Ministry of Gender and Development, told the audience.

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