An Update on Progress and Democracy in Liberia

September 11, 2008 // 10:00am11:30am
A discussion on Liberia with Special Representative of the Secretary General for Liberia, Ellen Løj.

Understanding Nepal's Transition: From Constitution Writing to Nation Building

September 04, 2008 // 10:00am11:30am
The end of Nepal's recent civil war between the government and a violent Maoist insurgency, lasting from 1996 to 2006, has heralded a rapid political shift towards democracy.

Diamonds in the Rough: A Ugandan Hip Hop Revolution

April 16, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
A film screening of Diamonds in the Rough: A Ugandan Hip Hop Revolution. This documentary screening, part of the first annual Washington, DC Hip Hop & Peacebuilding Festival, was followed by a question and answer session with featured hip hop artists Silas Balabyekkubo and Fredinah Peyton, and filmmaker Brett Mazurek. Diamonds in the Rough follows the efforts of a group of young African artists using the poetry of hip hop to share their message of peace.

Religious Responses to Conflict

March 13, 2008 // 3:00pm4:30pm
A Forum in the Wilson Center Series "What Really Works in Preventing and Rebuilding Fragile States?"Panelists will review and analyze the role of faith-based peacemaking processes in conflicts across the world. This event is cosponsored by the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity.

Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy

February 05, 2008 // 1:00pm3:00pm
The Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area, and Georgetown's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy invite you to join contributors to the new book, Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy (October 2007), to discuss the impact of the Governor of Illinois, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., and twice Democratic presidential candidate, and how his legacy offers insights into current issues in American politics and foreign policy.

African Underground: Youth and Hip-Hop in African Politics

July 11, 2007 // 5:00pm7:00pm

The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission: Vision and Challenges

June 11, 2007 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Carolyn McAskie will provide an overall assessment of the work of the Peacebuilding Commission thus far—its objectives, its current activities, its longer-term vision, and its principal challenges. Ms. McAskie will also discuss how the new UN peacebuilding architecture is finding its place on the international scene.

Youth and Politics in Conflict Contexts

May 16, 2007 // 2:00pm5:30pm
This event seeks to identify ways in which youth can serve as important catalysts for positive change and as contributors to sustainable peace through active involvement in the political process, specifically focusing on political party development, governance, citizen participation, and elections.

Making Multilateralism Effective

May 07, 2007 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Featuring:Mark Malloch BrownFormer Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations; Visiting Fellow, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization

Looking Forward: Sustaining the Earth and Humanity - Implications for the New UN Secretary-General

March 26, 2007 // 9:30am11:00am
Realizing the goal of stabilizing the environment requires new frameworks for global actions. This event, which marks the second in a three-meeting series on UN reform, examines the role of the UN and its member states in leading the environmental sustainability movement.


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