This occasional paper launches a series of publications that seek to shed light on "What Really Works In Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States." The first occasional paper is based on a public forum that took place on February 1, 2006, at the Wilson Center, entitled, "Building Civil Society in Post Conflict Environments: From the Micro to the Macro." Michael Lund, Consulting Program Manager to the Leadership Project 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.
The Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity's 2012 "Year in Review"
A summary of the Africa Program and Leadership Project events, meetings, and publications of 2012 and the upcoming highlights of 2013.
Stemming from the concern that the Southern “voice” or perspective is seldom heard in international policy forums, the Leadership Project has launched a major initiative that brings African-based research and policy institutions together in order to identify issues they feel are critical to North/South dialogue.
The condition of Iraq's women is a litmus test of the country's movement towards civil rights and democratic governance. Anita Sharma, director of the Wilson Center's Conflict Prevention Project who spent ten months in Iraq and Jordan in 2003-04, charts the paths and pitfalls of Iraqi women's difficult journey.
The conference was the culminating event of a two-day Youth and Conflict workshop that took place at American University on May 15 and 16, 2006.
OSI Distinguished African Fellow, Nureldin Satti, former UNESCO representative to Africa and former Deputy Assistant Special Representative to the Secretary General in Burundi, gave a speech at the Library of Congress on "UNESCO's Role in Building Bridges to Cultural Peace".To watch the speech, please click here.
Measured by almost any criteria, in recent decades the Horn of Africa has been one of the world’s most conflicted regions, experiencing over 200 armed conflicts since 1990.This paper suggests that viewing the Horn through a conflict resolution and peacebuilding lens is essential for developing new, comprehensive and integrated policy approaches in the region.
From July 8–10, 2005, the Wilson Center's Leadership Project, in partnership with the Peacebuilding and Development Institute (PDI) of American University, Conflict Management Partners (CMPartners) and ESSEC's Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation in Europe(IRENE), held its first domestic training workshop, "Leadership and Building State Capacity: Combining the Skills of Diplomats and Trainers." This three-day workshop was held at American University in Washington, DC, and was funded by the United States Agency for International Development's Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (USAID/CMM).