Global Report on Conflict, Democracy, and State Fragility 2007: Gauging Countries' Performance in the Era of Globalization

March 07, 2007 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Growing attention on fragile or failed states as threats to international security has stimulated much interest in the development of new frameworks that identify and analyze the sources of state fragility and conflict.

Priorities for Liberia's Reconstruction Process

February 14, 2007 // 12:30pm2:00pm

Book Launch -- Crafting Peace: Strategies to Deal with Warlords in Collapsing States

January 05, 2007 // 9:00am10:30am
"This is the world of the warlord: ‘if you are educated you are nothing; if armed, you are superior. Anarchy rules here. If you are many and you have no guns, you are nothing.'" said Sasha Lezhnev, international program officer of the Northern Uganda Peace Initiative, quoting a Somali aid official's remarks. Speaking at a January 5, 2006 book launch cosponsored the Africa Program and Kennan Institute, both of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Lezhnev presented case studies of warlordism in Sierra Leone and Tajikistan. William Zartman, director of conflict management at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns' Hopkins University, commented on Lezhnev's findings.

Getting the Job Done: Completing the Pending UN Reform Agenda

October 25, 2006 // 9:30am11:30am

African Diplomats Orientation

September 27, 2006 // 8:30am4:30pm
The Africa Program, the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and The Committee on Capacity Building of the Washington-Based African Diplomatic Corps co-hosted a two-day orientation on the American political system for African diplomats. Twenty-four African nations were represented as Africa Program Director Howard Wolpe, Egyptian Ambassador Nabil Fahmy and expert guest speakers presented on a variety of topics including US politics, international policy and media relations.

Catalytic Processes for Integrated Country Peacebuilding Strategies: What Are They Accomplishing?

June 20, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Chetan Kumar, Interagency Liaison Specialist, Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, United Nations Development Programme, New York;Ben Hoffman, Director, International Project on Peace and Prosperity, Ottawa, Canada

Youth and Conflict: Challenges and Opportunities for Peacebuilding

May 17, 2006 // 2:00pm5:00pm
This conference will provide an in-depth look at youth participation within the broader context of achieving sustainable peace. Panelists will reflect on the challenges of program implementation and assessment, and will provide insight into how successful programs can be supported and replicated in other areas of conflict.

Looking Ahead: Implications of the United Nations Mandate Review

April 13, 2006 // 10:30am11:30am
Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning, Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General; Kristen Lee Silverberg, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mark Wallace, U.S. Representative to the United Nations for UN Management and Reform.

Building Civil Society in Post-Conflict Environments: From the Micro to the Macro

February 01, 2006 // 8:00am10:00am
Sarah Cohen, Program Analyst, NGO Sector Strengthening Program, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development. Peter Uvin, Henry J. Leir Professor and Chair of International Humanitarian Studies and Director of the Institute for Human Security, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.


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