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

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.

Democracy and Peace-building: Re-thinking the Conventional Wisdom

This article, which is a systematic analysis of the practical experiences of theauthors in facilitating workshops to help resolve African conflicts, argues that we need to think again about how we both conceptualize and operationalize peace-building techniques. As the Iraq debacle may be said to show, to impose a peace settlement and democratic government institutions on a state and people after a war does not, by itself, work.

Gender Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - Causes and Consequences.

The Wilson Center's Africa Program, Environmental Change and Security Program, and Catholic Relief Services invite you to a program on Gender Based Violence in the DRC: Causes and Consequences. Gender-based violence is perhaps nowhere more prevalent than in the war-torn eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Daily, women's lives are shattered by systematic, brutal rape and other violent atrocities. Please join us for a panel discussion with Kristin Kim Bart, Patricia T. Morris, and Dr. Denis Mukwege.

Liberia in Transition: A Discussion With the UN Panel on Liberia

On December 12th, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Program joined the Open Society Institute in sponsoring an event to discuss the destabilizing impact of conflict during the 90s and the early years of this decade on Liberia. Members of the UN Panel of Experts on Liberia discussed the impact of Liberia's resources on West Africa's wars, how effective sanctions were in shutting down the conflicts and whether it is time to restore control of the country's natural wealth to the newly elected national government.

Killing Neighbors: Social Dimensions of Genocide in Rwanda

A presentation and discussion with Lee Ann Fujii, 2005 Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellow. Her research investigates the social dimension of the genocide that took place in Rwanda in the spring of 1994. Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution moderated the discussion.

Fighting to Survive: A Report on Female Former Child Soldiers Living in Rwanda

Heather Baldwin, Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Moderator: Howard Wolpe, Director, Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity.

Ethiopia's Elections and Their Aftermath

Terrence Lyons, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University

Jane Gaffney, Director for East Africa at the U.S. Department of State

Chris Albin-Lackey, Human Rights Watch

Ambassador Kassahun Ayele, Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States

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