Howard Wolpe , Director of the Africa Program and Leadership Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, speaks with Bridget Conley-Zilkic about the a post conflict training program he has instituted in Burundi, and plans to continue with in Congo and Liberia. By working with both political leaders and civil society, Howard believes this program will create lasting peace and stability in areas of past and current conflict.
Part of the series "Us & Them: Immigrants in America," from the Summer 2006 issue of the Wilson QuarterlyMuch has changed since the nation's last great immigration debate more than 40 years ago. The immigrants' education and skills, their countries of origin, and even their destinations within the United States are all very different from what they were in the past. As arguments rage once again, all eyes are on America's borders. But what happens after the newcomers arrive?
On Monday, October 23 and Tuesday, October 24, 2006, a few days before provincial elections and the second round of the presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Initiative pour un Leadership Collaboratif et la Cohésion de l'Etat (ILCCE) convened a workshop in Goma which brought together the key players in the North and South Kivu provinces.
NOVEMBER 2006--Discussion Deepens the Understanding of Challenges Facing Health Service Delivery in Sub-Saharan Africa
Why is one of Africa's most successful democracies taking hold in an impoverished Muslim country half-covered in the sand of the Sahara desert? In Mali, the seeds of change are rooted in tradition
Senior Scholar John Sewell has planned several Wilson Center conferences on trade issues, most recently a particularly timely one on Aid for Trade.
Distinguished African economists Callisto Madavo and K.Y. Amoako as well as three doctoral candidates begin residence at the Wilson Center.
After a devastating five-year civil war, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is now undergoing a difficult and still fragile political transition to democracy. To aid in the transition, the Wilson Center's Africa Program and a partner organization have been called in to train Congolese leaders in an effort to strengthen the cohesion and capacity of the state.