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Book Preview: In "War and Conflict in Africa," GWU Scholar Skeptical That Natural Resources Play a Leading Role

Nov 30, 2011
In "War and Conflict in Africa," Paul Williams evaluates which factors explain the frequency of conflict in Africa during the post-Cold War era and how the international community has tried to build peace and prevent future conflict.

In Memory of Howard...

Nov 04, 2011
Donations in Howard’s memory are welcome, but the family would prefer that you do not send flowers or gifts to them. Howard saw the apex of his life’s work embodied in the post-conflict peace building and reconciliation programs in Africa that he initiated at the Woodrow Wilson Center in 2002, and would want that legacy to continue.
Howard Wolpe

Remembering Howard Wolpe, the Tireless Peacemaker

Oct 28, 2011
It was a life-long love between Howard and Africa, on both sides. I worked closely with Howard in the 1980s during the fight to pass the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act and to move South Africa to a just future, helping put him in touch with South African leaders inside and outside the country.

Burundi and the Struggle for Growth and Stability

Oct 07, 2011
President Pierre Nkurunziza spoke of the fight to create the political and economic environment necessary in Burundi for investment, trade, and support from the international community.

Conflict Resolution Seminar with African Leaders

Aug 30, 2011
On June 30, 2011 the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity hosted a conflict resolution seminar for an Africa Visitors Leadership group at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

End of Project Report for LEAD's Liberia Training Program

Aug 08, 2011
The Leadership Project's End of Project Report for its Liberia Capacity-Building Training Program highlights impacts and lessons learned from a comprehensive analysis of the entire training workshop series.

Southern Voices in the Northern Policy Debate

Jul 19, 2011
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.

Africa: 53 Countries, One Union - The New Challenges

Jul 13, 2011
"Africa: 53 Countries, One Union - The New Challenges" is a follow up to last year's Conference in Bologna. This Conference aims to bolster African initiatives toward unity, integration, and prosperity.

The Leadership Project Completes Its Final Workshop on Building Collaborative Capacity Amongst Liberian Leaders

Feb 09, 2011
From January 20-22, 2011, The Wilson Center held its final workshop at Thinkers Village in Paynesville, Liberia.The focus of this workshop was to review the tools and skill-sets provided to the participants... and explore ways in which that network can continue to reinforce itself and expand its impact.

Zimbabwe: From Crisis to Renewal

Dec 02, 2010
Africa Program Consulting Director Steve McDonald testified before the Congressional Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health. Read his testimony about the United States' role in encouraging the transition to democracy, peace and stability.

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