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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.
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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.

Regional Consultation on the Sahel Countries

July 16, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Bedeviled by chronic food shortages, facing a current drought that will exacerbate that situation, and subject to dislocation due to conflict between various rebel movements, the civilian population of the Sahel is in a state of extreme vulnerability.
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South Africa: Transforming Tomorrow

June 26, 2012 // 1:15pm5:40pm
As part of the Embassy of South Africa’s “South Africa 2012,” the South Africa-Washington International Program (SAWIP) & the Wilson Center Present: South Africa: The Future Ahead.
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The 11th Civil Society Organization Session of US-Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum

June 13, 2012 // 8:45am6:00pm
The AGOA Forum is the largest event the U. S. government shares with Sub-Saharan Africa nations – bringing together U.S. and African ministers, members of Congress, private sector and civil society representatives. Over the past twelve years, the Forum has evolved to include private sector and civil society groups in the deliberations.
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Intra-Trade and Infrastructure: A Discussion with the Eastern Africa Diplomatic Community

May 21, 2012 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Eastern Africa is a region with budding investment and development potential. Economic opportunities range from agriculture and tourism, to infrastructure, energy and minerals.
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Instability in West Africa: Issues and Challenges to Development and International Security

May 21, 2012 // 9:30am11:00am
Of late, West Africa has been unsettled as regional governments face internal disputes and conflicts, particularly the situation in the Sahel, which inhibit security and development.

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