RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope

December 09, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
Using never before seen archival footage, and interviews in South Africa and the United States, filmmakers Larry Shore and Tami Gold tell the unknown story of Robert Kennedy's 1966 visit to South Africa during the worst years of Apartheid.

Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Societies: What Works Best?

July 16, 2010 // 10:00am4:00pm
David Tolbert, President, International Center for Transitional Justice; Mark Goodale, Associate Professor, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University; Priscilla Hayner, Author, Unspeakable Truths: Transitional Justice and the Challenge of Truth Commissions; Wendy Lambourne, Senior Lecturer and Academic Coordinator, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney; Douglass Cassel, Former Legal Adviser, United Nations Commission on Truth for El Salvador, and Professor of Law, Notre Dame University; Jennifer Easterday, Trial Monitor, Special Court on Sierra Leone, War Crimes Studies Center, University of California, Berkeley; Patrick Burgess, Asia Director, International Center for Transitional Justice, and Former Director of Human Rights, UNTAET and UNMISET Missions in Timor-Leste; Richard Joseph, Former Fellow for African Governance, The Carter Center, and Professor of International History and Politics, Northwestern University; Martin Kimani, Deputy Director, Ansari Africa Center, Atlantic Council; Lisa Schirch, Director, 3D Security Initiatives

A Critical Moment in Sudan: Views from Thabo Mbeki and Haile Menkerios

June 16, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
With seven months remaining before the referendum in South Sudan to determine whether or not the country remains united, and given the recent increase in violence in Darfur, the country remains volatile and its future uncertain.

"Building Good Neighborly Relations: Investment and Trade Facilitation in Southeast Europe

April 13, 2010 // 3:30pm5:00pm
The Business Advisory Council for SEE has been serving as the private sector arm and advisory mechanism of the European and international mechanisms for regional cooperation - first under the auspices of US-led SECI, later the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe and currently with the Regional Cooperation Council.

Inter-Agency Consultation on Conflict Prevention in Niger

March 30, 2010 // 1:30pm4:30pm
An Inter-Agency Consultation on Niger, in light of recent developments and increasing indications of instability.

Peacebuilders Forum: Civil Society and the U.S. Government in Conflict-Affected Regions: Building Better Relationships

March 26, 2010 // 1:30pm5:00pm
This roundtable provides an opportunity for US government agencies to meet with civil society organizations engaged in conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts in various regions of the world.

China, Africa, and the African Diaspora: Perspectives

December 07, 2009 // 3:30pm5:00pm
During the last decade and a half, the Chinese presence in Africa has increased significantly in scope, depth and composition, involving an expanding cast of characters and changing relationships.

Inclusion of Civil Society Stakeholders in Comprehensive Peace Processes: A Practical Analysis

October 19, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Peacebuilding and post-conflict transformation are increasingly becoming integrated elements of international strategies for peace processes. Currently, a growing debate in policy circles is focused on the inclusion of civil society stakeholders in these processes.

Security Council Implementation of Chapter VII Peacekeeping Resolutions: The Case of Afghanistan

September 10, 2009 // 2:00pm3:30pm
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA, is struggling to achieve its goals due to an overambitious, wide-ranging and often ambiguous mandate, consistently poor security, and perceived partiality, said Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh, Lecturer for L'Institut d'Études Politiques, at a meeting at the Wilson Center on September 10th, 2009.

Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States Amid Global Economic Crisis: What are Realistic Options for U.S. Policy?

June 05, 2009 // 8:30am5:15pm
As the U.S. government copes with huge challenges in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, other fragile states hang in the balance while generating threats to U.S. and international security.


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