Presentations made at a conference held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on May 9, 2007.
In the keynote address, Angolan Minister of Industry Joaquim David introduced two of the key themes of the Angola Day event: 1) the necessity to improve current knowledge of the political and economic realities of Angola and 2) the importance of strengthening relations between the United States and Angola. A video and summary of the event can be found here.
This summer, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new regulations requiring oil, gas, and mineral companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges to report payments to foreign governments. The aim of the effort is to reduce the kind of corruption and insecurity seen in places like Angola, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo – sometimes called the “resource curse.” But, argues Wilson Center scholar Jeff Colgan, it may also help reduce international conflict between more developed countries as well.
A speech and Q&A with H.E. Atiku Abubakar, Vice President of Nigeria, in which he discussed progress made since the advent of multiparty democracy in 1999. He discussed the 2007 presidential elections, U.S.-Nigeria relations and outlined his vision for continued reform in Nigeria.
This powerpoint presentation was delivered at an Africa Program conference on November 10, 2004. The research is the product of the first nation-wide survey and 12 focus groups on the topic of how to address war crimes, conducted in August and September, 2004. The survey was conducted by the Transitional Justice Working Group, a consortium of Liberian NGOs, with the support of U.S. and Liberian organizations.
English; March 2007.