Throughout the months of March, April, and May, a series of commemorative events will be held in the Washington, DC area to mark the 10 year anniversary of the Rwandan genocide of 1994.
Youth and Politics in Conflict Contexts is the result of a conference held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on May 16, 2007, and hosted by the Wilson Center’s Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity in collaboration with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.
French; May 2007.
'The accessibility, casual intimacy and humanity that I was privileged to experience in meeting him has in fact, made an entire nation and world feel they were members of his family and can call him Madiba,' writes Steve McDonald on the sad occasion of Nelson Mandela's death.
English and French; February 2005
Recent reports from USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) describe the impact that the Community-Based Leadership Program (CBLP) is having on local communities in Burundi. The CBLP is a component of the Africa Program's initiative to implement leadership training in Burundi.
Steve Mcdonald, Consulting Program Director with the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and the Africa Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center speaks on the challenges and successes of the Burundi Leadership Training Project. Ending warfare in the developing world and establishing democracy has proven to be a difficult task. Holding "free and fair" elections is essential to building stability but much more is required for sustained peace. Participants must learn to trust one another and to view political power as something that must be shared. View this interview on the Wilson Center's dialogue Radio and Television website.