Women's Contributions to Governance: Findings from Research in Rwanda

April 11, 2008 // 11:30am12:30pm
On April 11, the Africa Program and the Initiative for Inclusive Security co-sponsored an event to launch a new report by The Initiative for Inclusive Security on how women's leadership contributes to the development and stabilization of society.

African Regional and Sub-Regional Organizations: Assessing Their Contributions to Economic Integration and Conflict Management

April 10, 2008 // 10:30am5:00pm
This conference will look at the progress on integration to date, the success of regional organizations in furthering economic growth and development, their role in conflict management and mitigation, and the international community's response to and support for regionalism on the continent. The program will feature panel discussions composed of distinguished experts and practitioners.

Zimbabwe: A Post-Election Assessment

April 09, 2008 // 10:00am11:30am
On Wednesday, April 9, the Africa Program hosted a discussion on the recent Zimbabwean elections held on March 29, 2008.

Nationalism and Decolonization in Africa during the Cold War

April 08, 2008 // 4:00pm5:30pm
with Elizabeth Schmidt, Loyola College, Maryland, and Gregory Mann Columbia University.

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

April 02, 2008 // 9:30am11:00am
Gender-based violence is perhaps nowhere more prevalent than in the war-torn eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Building Peace in Uganda: Next Steps

March 07, 2008 // 1:00pm2:30pm
On March 7, the Africa Program and the Initiative for Inclusive Security co-hosted a panel with Wilson Center Africa Program Distinguished Scholar Betty Bigombe and Caroline Bunga Idembe, advocacy officer for the Uganda Women's Network (UWONET).

Leprosy and Human Rights

March 06, 2008 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of Nippon Foundation, World Health Organization (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, and Japanese Ambassador for the Human Rights of People Affected by Leprosy

Slavery in Mauritania: An Update

March 04, 2008 // 2:00pm3:30pm
With Boubacar Messaoud, President of SOS Slaves, Mauritania's primary anti-slavery organization Romana Cacchioli, Africa Program Officer, Anti-Slavery InternationalModerator: Akwe Amosu, Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society InstituteDiscussant: Ibrahima Dia, Mauritanian Ambassador to the U.S.

The Future of Democracy in South Africa and the Region

January 31, 2008 // 1:00pm2:30pm
With Paul Graham, Executive Director of the Instittue for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA),and Judith February, leader of the political information and monitoring service at IDASA. Moderator: Ambassador Princeton Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University.


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