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Nigeria: Business, Investment, and Development Opportunities Presented by Six Key Nigerian Governors

September 19, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
The Africa Program in co-sponsorship with Africare and the Constituency for Africa presents the “Nigeria: Business, Investment, and Development Opportunities Presented by Six Key Nigerian Governors.”
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Fairness and Transparency in Cameroon's Next Presidential Election

September 13, 2011 // 2:00pm3:30pm
A delegation of Cameroonian officials will present the government’s plans for the coming election as a backdrop to a discussion on how the international community can help ensure that democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and accountability are respected.
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Sudan: From the CPA to Separation

September 08, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
After the conclusion of a conflict that spanned five decades, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement outlined a pathway to bring about the end of the bloodletting and the birth of a new nation: The Republic of South Sudan. Tim McKulka, a photographer with UNMISS, presents, "We'll Make our Homes Here" a book about Sudan through the eyes and words of Sudanese people.

Security Sector Reform in the DRC: Innovations and Complications

September 01, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
The United States has been engaged in Security Sector Reform (SSR) in the DRC since 2006. However, without strong political will to improve security, overall improvement has stagnated. The Congolese army, the FARDC, is still seen as a factitious group of rebel militias. What is the way forward for SSR in the DRC?
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USG's Support for Free and Transparent Elections in the DRC

August 09, 2011 // 10:00am11:30am
Against the backdrop of protracted instability in the eastern Kivu provinces and the new priorities of the UN’s stabilizing mission in the DRC, the country is set to hold important presidential and legislative elections in November.
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Sexual Violence and the Political and Security Implications in the Congo

June 30, 2011 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Dr. Denis Mukwege, Director of the Panzi Hospital, discusses a range of timely issues that concern the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Certification: The Path to Conflict-Free Minerals from Congo

June 20, 2011 // 10:30am12:00pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Program in co-sponsorship with the Enough Project assembled a panel of experts from American, British and Congolese governments, private industry, and the non-governmental community to discuss the deplorable situation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo involving conflict minerals and the way forward.

Africa: 53 Countries, One Union - The New Challenges

June 15, 2011 // 4:30pm6:30pm
Steve McDonald, Director of the Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, Woodrow Wilson Center; Jessica Einhorn, Dean of SAIS, Johns Hopkins University; Romano Prodi, President, Foundation for World Wide Cooperation
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African Food Basket: Innovations, Interventions and Strategic Partnerships

June 14, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
H.E. Ngwazi Prof. Bingu wa Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi; Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center; Steve McDonald, Director of the Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Waging Peace: The Inextricable Links Between Security and Development

May 11, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Rye Barcott, author of It Happened on the Way to War, writes about his experiences as an impressionable student in Kenya, a front-line warrior in Iraq, and the journey in between. He focuses on two central themes, which he believes to be relevant to development practitioners: What he had learned on the approach to participatory development? And what are the strengths and limitations of the military to engage in capacity-building work?

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