For A Safer Tomorrow: Protecting Civilians in a Multipolar World

September 29, 2008 // 2:00pm3:30pm
The principle of protecting civilians in conflict is enshrined in the Geneva Convention of 1949, but after 60 years in practice, it has been either ignored or seriously violated in times of war, interstate and intrastate alike.

Key Findings from the Liberia Demographic and Health Survey (DHS)

September 17, 2008 // 10:00am12:00pm
Representatives from Macro International offered data collected during a 4-month survey regarding Fertility, Family Planning, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, Women's Empowerment, Domestic Violence, and Maternal and Child Health and Mortality in Liberia.

An Update on Progress and Democracy in Liberia

September 11, 2008 // 10:00am11:30am
A discussion on Liberia with Special Representative of the Secretary General for Liberia, Ellen Løj.

Understanding Nepal's Transition: From Constitution Writing to Nation Building

September 04, 2008 // 10:00am11:30am
The end of Nepal's recent civil war between the government and a violent Maoist insurgency, lasting from 1996 to 2006, has heralded a rapid political shift towards democracy.

From Victim to Citizen: Exploring the Social Role of Young People in Post-Conflict Settings

August 04, 2008 // 10:00am11:30am
Ms. Julie Guyot, an Africanist Doctoral Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a doctoral candidate at the Howard University School of Social Work, presents her research on the role of ex-combatants in post-conflict settings in Africa.

South African Film Festival

July 01, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
The Africa Program and the Embassy of South Africa present South African Film Festival, a three-part summer film series.

Township Opera

July 01, 2008 // 3:00pm4:00pm
The documentary, Township Opera, directed by Anthony Fabian, explores the Spier Music Festival in Cape Town, South Africa. Established in summer 1996, the Spier Arts Festivals are a celebration of African excellence in the performing arts.

Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony

June 18, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
This documentary highlights the use of music in the South African liberation struggle against Apartheid, featuring interviews conducted with and songs sung by prominent South African musicians, singers, poets, and political activists, as well as scenes from videos taken during Apartheid.

Have You Heard from Johannesburg?: Apartheid and the Club of the West

May 27, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
This film follows the formation of the grassroots movement among politicians, activists, and community leaders, which eventually succeeded in imposing sanctions on the government of South Africa.

Land Tenure and Property Policies in East Africa

April 23, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Insecure land and property rights, and inequitable systems of land access and use have contributed to conflicts, and without reform, may become even more likely to trigger violence.


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