The late Howard Wolpe, the Wilson Center's former Africa Program director, was remembered at a special memorial service that paid tribute to his career as a diplomat and legislator who fought for peace in Burundi and the end of apartheid in South Africa.
Book Preview: In "War and Conflict in Africa," GWU Scholar Skeptical That Natural Resources Play a Leading RoleNov 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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" 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 LeadersFeb 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.