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Military Reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The security sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in dire need of reform.  Steve McDonald, director of the Wilson Center’s Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, spoke of his organization’s work in the Congo and the precipice on which the country stands, stating that “The Wilson Center has long been involved in the eastern Congo, working with the community, government and military leaders to create a platform for reconciliation and to form a cohesive leadership to confront problems of insecurity and lack of governance.”  Cit

Environmental Film Festival: Transcending Boundaries

"TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES": PERSPECTIVES FROM WATERTON-GLACIER INTERNATIONAL PEACE PARK (USA / Canada, 2011, 13 min.)

Regional Stability and Security Issues in Africa: The Foreign Minister of Burkina Faso to Speak on Mediation, Prevention and Conflict Management

Regional Stability and Security Issues in Africa: The Foreign Minister of Burkina Faso on Mediation, Prevention and Conflict Management

Speakers

H.E. Djibrill Bassolé, Foreign Minister of the Burkinabe Government

William M. Bellamy, Former US Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya and Director of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Steve McDonald, Director of the Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, Wilson Center

Spectrum Media

In post-conflict situations, one of the greatest political challenges is to help the leaders of warring factions to work collaboratively, among themselves and with the people they lead–to avoid war, build sustainable democratic institutions and support postwar reconstruction.

Stuck: Rwandan Youth and the Struggle for Adulthood

Stuck: Rwandan Youth and the Struggle for Adulthood

Speakers

Steve McDonald, Director of the Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, Wilson Center

Robert E. Gribbin, former U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda

Marc Sommers, author, Stuck: Rwandan Youth and the Struggle for Adulthood

Kathleen Kuehnast, Director, Gender and the Peacebuilding Center, United States Institute of Peace

DRC Country Consultation: A Private Discussion with Harriet Solloway, Head of the Rule of Law Section in MONUSCO

On January 5th, Harriet Solloway, Head of the Rule of Law Section for the Mission de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation en République Démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO), came to the Wilson Center.  She led a private discussion with representatives from the US government, private sector and the NGO community on post-electoral developments in the DRC, the relationship of MONUSCO with Kinshasa and its role in the country.

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