Unedited transcript of "Remembering Rwanda: The Responsibility to Protect" conference, held in 2004.
On October 27, 2004, General Lamine Cisse, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Senegal and current Representative of the U.N. Secretary General in the Central African Republic delivered a presentation on the relationship between economic and security integration in West Africa, and commented on some of the greatest challenges facing the region.
On April 21, 2004, His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, reflected on the tenth anniversary of the tragic genocide in Rwanda. He discussed the root causes of the genocide, the international reaction to the crisis, and the measures that he and his country have been taking to rebuild Rwanda. His presentation was part of Remembering Rwanda, a commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the genocide. The program was co-sponsored by the Africa Program, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the United States Institute of Peace.
On June 26, 2003, His Excellency Festus Mogae, President of Botswana, spoke to a dinner gathering on the evolving economic relationship between the United States and Botswana, at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The dinner was sponsored by the Africa Program and the Corporate Council on Africa.
Speech by His Excellency Yoweri Museveni entitled "African Development: Opportunities and Challenges"Jul 07, 2011
On May 14, 2002, His Excellency Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda spoke on the opportunities and challenges that face Africa, and the role that he envisioned the United States playing in promoting African Development. He also fielded questions from the audience, which are transcribed here.
On May 12, 2002, Cold War International History Project Fellow Sergei Mazov delivered a presentation on the Soviet Union's Africa policy, drawing on recently declassified Kremlin and KGB documents. This is a synopsis of his remarks.
Speech by His Excellency Joaquim Chissano entitled "Political Stability, Conflict Resolution, and Development in Southern Africa"Jul 07, 2011
On February 27, 2002, H.E. Joaquim Chissano, President of the Republic of Mozambique discussed the future of southern Africa, and how best to promote peace, stability and development in the region, placing special emphasis on the role that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) must play in acheiving these aims. He drew upon Mozambique's transformation to illustrate the possibility of regional reconstruction.
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.