Events

The Search for Antiseptic War: The Prospects and Perils of Drones for the United States, the Sahel and Beyond

The U.S. Government has made clear that stabilization missions requiring deployment of large numbers of personnel—military and civilian—are not on the agenda for the foreseeable future. Not only budget constraints but also sobering experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan have produced a strategic shift.

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.

Southern Voices in the Northern Policy Debate

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.

Building a Global Community of Peacemakers - The Conflict Transformation Collaborative - Documentary

This short documentary features participants in the Conflict Transformation Collaborative, held in Geneva, Switzerland, in November 2006. The Leadership Project's director, Howard Wolpe, is a featured member of the Collaborative. This documentary was produced and generously contributed by SPECTRUM MEDIA.Special thanks to Jamil Simon, SPECTRUM MEDIA President and Founder.

Strategies for Promoting Gender Equity in Developing Countries: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities

Strategies for Promoting Gender Equity in Developing Countries: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities examines both old and new strategies for promoting gender equity in development. Edited by Elizabeth Bryan and Jessica Varat.

Legitimacy and the Use of Force

During this second meeting held on the United Nations High-Level Panel (HLP) on Threats, Challenges and Change, General Brent Scowcroft, among other experts, pointed out the strengths and weaknesses of the Panel's recommendations on the use of force in the 21st century.

Pathways to Peace in the Horn of Africa: What Role for the US?

It is time for the U.S. government to make conflict resolution and building peace its number one priority in the Horn of Africa. More than any other factor, armed conflict undermines progress on a variety of fronts. The U.S. should therefore adopt a multi-dimensional peacebuilding strategy in the region.

The Leadership Project Continues its Collaborative Capacity-Building Workshops with a Refocus on Local Leadership

From November 7-12, 2010 the Leadership Project conducted its third workshop in Liberia as part of its collaborative leadership capacity-building initiative with UNDP.

Southern Voices in the Northern Policy Debate: African Perspectives

Have full access to the research and policy papers that were presented at the Southern Voices Conference Series from June 5-7, 2012.

On Strengthening US Diplomacy in Africa

Testimony of Howard Wolpe Before the Senate Subcommittee on Africa.

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Experts & Staff

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