Africa Publications

Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective: Africa, Asia, and Latin America

Jul 07, 2011
Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective studies the relation of decentralization to democratization at both intermediate and local levels and analyzes how decentralization is transforming the relationship between the state and civil society. This book presents case studies from six countries in three continents in which decentralization of some parts of government has been attempted: Mexico, Chile, South Africa, Kenya, the Philippines, and Indonesia.More about this title can be found on the Wilson Center Press website. more

The Role of ECOWAS in Achieving the Economic Integration of West Africa

Jul 07, 2011
Special presentation by Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission at the Wilson Center. more

Changes in U.S. Policy on Africa in the New Administration: What will it mean for AFRICOM?

Jul 07, 2011
U.S. policy is dictated by global political and economic realities as well as domestic U.S. policy priorities. Not only is President Obama faced with the stark reality of an America perceived by many to have lost its moral compass in an increasingly multi-polar world where American power and resource capacities are dwindling and its leadership role being challenged, but the priorities of policy and resource allocation must remain for the short and near-terms on the domestic economic crisis, the two unpopular wars he has inherited and traditional national interest priorities. In the realm of foreign affairs, this means that Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Japan and China will continue to be the highest priorities and, as the developing world intersects with those policy priorities, it will be mostly in the form of India, Brazil, and, perhaps, South Africa. more

Nouvelles du BLTP No. 12

Jul 07, 2011
Summary of BLTP activities and projects, including the "Key Leaders Retreat" which attracted a remarkable number of "key players" including Burundi's four living former presidents; top leaders from all major political parties - the CNDD-FDD, FRODEBU, CNDD, UPRONA, and PARENA- the Chief of Staff of the Burundian National Defense Forces; the Director-General of the National Police; the President of the Commission for Demobilization, Reintegration and Reinsertion; and several key civil society leaders. French only. Published in October, 2007 more

Remarks from Former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark

Jul 07, 2011
On May 18, 2007, the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted the last of four events on Nigeria's elections. Former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark gave the keynote address and his remarks at the "Nigeria: A Post-Election Analysis" event. A video and agenda of the event can be found here. more

Papers and Articles

Jul 07, 2011

North Kivu Parliament Workshop II

Jul 07, 2011
French; May 2007. more

Newsletters

Jul 07, 2011
The Burundi Leadership Training Newsletters are now filed under the "Publications" section of our site. Click here to be redirected. more

Environmental Peacemaking

Jul 07, 2011
How can environmental cooperation be used to bolster regional peace? A large body of research suggests that environmental degradation may catalyze violent conflict. Environmental cooperation, in contrast, has gone almost unexplored as a means of peacemaking, even though it opens several effective channels: enhancing trust, establishing habits of cooperation, lengthening the time horizons of decisionmakers, forging cooperative trans-societal linkages, and creating shared regional norms and identities.More about this title can be found on the Wilson Center Press website. more

Two Views on the Crisis in Sudan

Jul 07, 2011
Sudan faces multiple crises. The CPA, which ended the southern conflict, has not been fully implemented. International support has been patchy. Demarcation of the North/South border has again been postponed. Preparations for the southern and Abyei referenda, due to be held in January, are well behind schedule, as are the popular consultations in Blue Nile and South Kordofan, where state elections have been put off until November. Inter-tribal conflict troubles the South. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.