African Regional and Sub-Regional Organizations: Assessing Their Contributions to Economic Integration and Conflict Management
April 10, 2008 // 10:30am — 5:00pm
This conference will look at the progress on integration to date, the success of regional organizations in furthering economic growth and development, their role in conflict management and mitigation, and the international community's response to and support for regionalism on the continent. The program will feature panel discussions composed of distinguished experts and practitioners.
April 09, 2008 // 10:00am — 11:30am
On Wednesday, April 9, the Africa Program hosted a discussion on the recent Zimbabwean elections held on March 29, 2008.
April 02, 2008 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Gender-based violence is perhaps nowhere more prevalent than in the war-torn eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
March 07, 2008 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
On March 7, the Africa Program and the Initiative for Inclusive Security co-hosted a panel with Wilson Center Africa Program Distinguished Scholar Betty Bigombe and Caroline Bunga Idembe, advocacy officer for the Uganda Women's Network (UWONET).
March 04, 2008 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
With Boubacar Messaoud, President of SOS Slaves, Mauritania's primary anti-slavery organization Romana Cacchioli, Africa Program Officer, Anti-Slavery InternationalModerator: Akwe Amosu, Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society InstituteDiscussant: Ibrahima Dia, Mauritanian Ambassador to the U.S.
February 06, 2008 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
January 31, 2008 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
With Paul Graham, Executive Director of the Instittue for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA),and Judith February, leader of the political information and monitoring service at IDASA. Moderator: Ambassador Princeton Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University.
January 16, 2008 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
On Wednesday, January 16, the Africa Program at the Wilson Center held a private briefing with H.E. Dahir R. Kahin, President of Somaliland, and selected members of his cabinet.
January 16, 2008 // 9:00am — 1:00pm
On January 16, Fabien Nsengimana, director of the Burundi Leadership Training Program (BLTP), and Africa Program Director Howard Wolpe briefed an audience on current sociopolitical conditions in Burundi and ways the BLTP has helped facilitate the Burundian peace process. Launched by the Africa Program, the BLTP is a major capacity-building initiative that trains leaders from belligerent parties in basic communication, negotiation, and decision-making skills. Nsengimana highlighted the role of leadership training in the Burundian conflict's progression from armed confrontation to eventual democratic elections and partial reconciliation. Participants cautioned the most significant challenge to resolve is transforming the attitudinal changes achieved at the individual leadership level into larger sociopolitical change amongst the population.
January 10, 2008 // 9:00am — 11:00am
With Joel Barkan, Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project at Harvard University, Maina Kiai, Chairman of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR), Stephen Ndegwa, Visiting Scholar, UCLA Globalization Research Center - Africa. The event was moderated by Ambassador Johnnie Carson, National Intelligence Officer for Africa at the National Intelligence Council.