How might the best practices of peacebuilding be applied to anti-corruption? Based on interviews with trainers and staff of the Burundi Leadership Training Program (BLTP) of the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, this article explores possible answers to that question in light of a successful peacebuilding effort. The author also flags ideas for future projects and research at the nexus of the two fields.
Professor René Lemarchand gives an in depth analysis of and update on the situation in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, reflecting on a three-week trip through three areas in the east: Uvira, Bukavu and Goma.
On October 19, 2007, the Africa Program hosted an event entitled "The Role of ECOWAS in Achieving the Economic Integration of West Africa" with Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, President of the ECOWAS Commission.
On October 18, 2007, the Africa Program hosted a briefing on the current situation in Somalia with Ambassador John M. Yates, U.S. Special Envoy to Somalia.
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.
In the keynote address, Angolan Minister of Industry Joaquim David introduced two of the key themes of the Angola Day event: 1) the necessity to improve current knowledge of the political and economic realities of Angola and 2) the importance of strengthening relations between the United States and Angola. A video and summary of the event can be found here.
On November 27, the Wilson Center's Africa Program hosted a discussion with Dr. Kizza Besigye, President of the Forum for Democratic Change. Dr Besigye provided a profile of Uganda's political history, the status of opposition parties and the government's neo-patrimonial culture and its intolerance towards other political views.
Transcript of "Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations in Post-Conflict and Crisis Zones: The Challenges of Military and Civilian Cooperation"Jul 07, 2011
Verbatim transcripts of a half-day conference held at the Wilson Center on June 7, 2006, which focused on ways to strengthen the collaboration between military and civilian actors in conflict and post conflict environments.