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Giving Birth to a New Nation: Women Leaders Discuss their Role in Reconstructing Iraq

Eight Iraqi women, including the two female members of the Iraqi Governing Council, recently met at the Wilson Center to discuss reconstruction and the role of women in formal and informal governance structures in Iraq.

Woodrow Wilson Awards for Public Service and Corporate Citizenship Presented in South Africa

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars recently presented the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service to South African Finance Minister Trevor A. Manuel and the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship to South African entrepreneur Raymond Ackerman at a dinner in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Catalytic Initiatives for Country-Level Peace-Building Strategies: What are They Accomplishing?

The second occasional paper of the series is based on a public forum that took place on June 20, 2006, at the Wilson Center entitled "Catalytic Initiatives for Country Level Peace-building Strategies: What Are They Accomplishing?" Michael Lund, Consulting Program Manager to the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and Senior Specialist for Conflict and Peacebuilding at Management Systems International Inc. (MSI), moderated the session. The publication was compiled and edited by Georgina Petrosky and Sarah Cussen of the Leadership Project and Project Intern Jaclyn Burger.

Brain Drain in Africa: State of the Issue and Possible Solutions

How can Africa prevent the exportation of its educated citizens? This paper attempts to answer this very question through examination of what is meant by “brain drain,” followed by analyzing the hard facts, significance and consequences for the continent.

Fragile Island of Peace

A documentary trailer that explains the transformative peacebuilding process Burundi’s leaders went through that changed them and their nation — how it happened, what worked, what lessons can we learn from it.

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