Events

A 21st Century United Nations

The intense debate in the Security Council over the US invasion of Iraq and the current crisis in Darfur highlights the need for the international community to rethink how it responds to emerging threats, challenges and change. Gareth Evans, a member of a high-level UN panel, discusses how the United Nations should be updated to confront 21st century challenges to international peace and security.

Building a New Iraq: Women's Role in Reconstruction

Iraq's progress toward democracy has been marred by violence, delays in reconstruction, and only intermittent nurturing of civil society. Despite these formidable obstacles, many Iraqis labor tirelessly for peace and stability. Among those strongly committed to a stable Iraq are the country's women, who face an ongoing battle for political representation. In this report, available for download, read how women leaders in Iraq are ensuring their voices are heard.

Call for Applications! Africa Program and Leadership Project Spring 2014 Southern Voices Interns

The Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity are jointly seeking qualified applicants for two available Southern Voices internship positions in Washington, D.C. Interns will assist program staff in its outreach and communications strategies, social media development and web management; they will also be paired with one of two incoming Southern Voices African scholars.

Collaborative Capacity Building Workshop Held in Liberia

On November 26 and 27, 2009, the Leadership Project hosted the first workshop of its renewed collaborative capacity building initiative in Liberia.

UN Reform: Progress, Prospects, and Priorities

This report draws upon the series of programs hosted by the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on the subject of UN reform over the past few years.

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

This report summarizes the key findings from a July 2010 conference held at the Woodrow Wilson Center and hosted by the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity.

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Experts & Staff

  • Steve McDonald // Senior Advisor, Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
  • Aly Lyons // Program Associate