Sudan: Prospects for a Just and Lasting Peace

April 01, 2009 // 10:00am11:30am
Struggling with multiple civil wars, crises of leadership, and upcoming elections, the leaders of South Sudan face many challenges in achieving a peaceful democratic transition.

Winning the Peace in Burundi and DR Congo

March 04, 2009 // 9:00am10:30am
After more than six years of experience on the ground in Burundi, and almost three years working in the Democratic Republic of Congo, two of the lead trainers from the Africa Program's capacity building initiative came to the Wilson Center to present an in-depth analysis of conflict transformation and leadership training.

A Conversation with Senior African Leaders:
How Africa Can Meet Its Food Security and Financial Challenges, and Priorities for US Assistance Now

February 27, 2009 // 11:00am1:00pm
The Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and Africa Program and the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa present a discussion with African government and civil society leaders on current food security and poverty issues.

War Again in the Eastern Congo

January 15, 2009 // 9:30am11:00am
On January 15, 2009, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a forum in conjunction with the Great Lakes Policy Forum discussing the international community's engagement with the current crisis in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Community Resilience: Stories from the Ground

December 09, 2008 // 1:00pm3:30pm
What is the underlying meaning of a community? Challenges have risen globally on the surrounding focus of how communities can nurture meaning and opportunities around the world.

The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All

October 28, 2008 // 10:00am11:30am
The international community's has habitually failed to react quickly, appropriately, or at all to mass atrocity crimes and humanitarian crises practically since the concept of state sovereignty was formed, and that indifference to the plight of far-off countries is now institutionalized.

For A Safer Tomorrow: Protecting Civilians in a Multipolar World

September 29, 2008 // 2:00pm3:30pm
The principle of protecting civilians in conflict is enshrined in the Geneva Convention of 1949, but after 60 years in practice, it has been either ignored or seriously violated in times of war, interstate and intrastate alike.

Key Findings from the Liberia Demographic and Health Survey (DHS)

September 17, 2008 // 10:00am12:00pm
Representatives from Macro International offered data collected during a 4-month survey regarding Fertility, Family Planning, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, Women's Empowerment, Domestic Violence, and Maternal and Child Health and Mortality in Liberia.

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.


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