Occasional Paper Series: What Really Works in Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States

Issues in this Series

Religious Responses to Conflict: Lessons Learned and Practical Strategies for Peacebuilding

This occasional paper is the fourth in a series titled, "What Really Works in Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States." This fourth occasional paper is based on a public forum that took place on, Thursday, March 13, 2008, at the Wilson Center, entitled, "Religious Responses to Conflict: Lessons Learned and Practical Strategies for Peacebuilding." Michael Lund, consulting program manager to the Leadership Project and senior specialist for conflict and peacebuilding at Management Systems International Inc. (MSI) moderated the session. The publication was compiled and edited by Mathias Kjaer and Sarah Cussen of the Leadership Project.

Linking Security and Development in State Building: Recent Lessons from Afghanistan

This occasional paper is the third in a series titled, "What Really Works in Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States." This third occasional paper is based on a public forum that took place on February 27, 2007, at the Wilson Center, titled, "Linking Security and Development in State Building: Recent Lessons From Afghanistan." Michael Lund, consulting program manager to the Leadership Project and senior specialist for conflict and peacebuilding at Management Systems International Inc. (MSI), moderated the session. The publication was compiled and edited by Haider Mullick, with contributions and oversight by Georgina Petrosky and Sarah Cussen of the Leadership Project.

Catalytic Initiatives for Country-Level Peace-Building Strategies: What are They Accomplishing?

The second occasional paper of the series is based on a public forum that took place on June 20, 2006, at the Wilson Center entitled "Catalytic Initiatives for Country Level Peace-building Strategies: What Are They Accomplishing?" Michael Lund, Consulting Program Manager to the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and Senior Specialist for Conflict and Peacebuilding at Management Systems International Inc. (MSI), moderated the session. The publication was compiled and edited by Georgina Petrosky and Sarah Cussen of the Leadership Project and Project Intern Jaclyn Burger.

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

This occasional paper launches a series of publications that seek to shed light on "What Really Works In Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States." The first occasional paper is based on a public forum that took place on February 1, 2006, at the Wilson Center, entitled, "Building Civil Society in Post Conflict Environments: From the Micro to the Macro." Michael Lund, Consulting Program Manager to the Leadership Project and Senior Specialist for Conflict and Peacebuilding at Management Systems International Inc. (MSI), moderated the session. The publication was compiled and edited by Georgina Petrosky and Sarah Cussen of the Leadership Project and Project Intern Jaclyn Burger.

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  • Steve McDonald // Senior Advisor, Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
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