Past Events

  • 2020 Jun 17

    Maintaining Momentum in Sudan’s Transition: Delivering International Support

    9:30am to 10:45am

    Location: 

    Virtual Event - Details Below

    Urgent international assistance and direct budgetary support are required to sustain the momentum of the Transitional Government across priorities such as economic reform and the provision of social welfare, arrears clearance and debt relief, delisting from the US State Sponsor of Terrorism (SST) status, and the implementation of future peace agreements. The upcoming Sudan Partnership Conference on 25 June – convened by Germany, Sudan, the UN and EU – offers a crucial opportunity for partners to commit funds and coordinate efforts, with immediate impact essential as the decline in basic...

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  • 2020 Jun 16

    Pan African Responses to COVID-19

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual Event - Details Below

    Join us on Tuesday, June 16th at 1:00pm as we explore African responses to COVID-19 in the latest edition of our virtual series:

    International Exchange In a Time of Isolation.

    "Pan African Responses to COVID-19" focuses on the experiences of alumni of the State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) who visited Boston this past February to discuss their professional work in investigative journalism and research.

    With a...

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  • 2020 Jun 16

    Health as a Catalyst for Women’s Equality: An Agenda for Action

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Virtual Event - Details Below

    Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Friends), CARE International, Global Health Council (GHC), and International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) will host a web-based briefing aimed at a Capitol Hill and policy audience on the health needs of women and girls globally. It will include a dicussion highlighting: 1) how addressing the health needs of adolescent girls and women spurs gender equality, economic opportunity, and prosperous societies, 2) what needs to be done to increase access to health services and remove barriers for girls and women, 3) how...

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  • 2020 Jun 16

    Finding Solutions to Insecurity in Cabo Delgado

    10:00am to 11:30am

    Location: 

    Virtual Event - Details Below

    Since October 2017, armed attacks in Cabo Delgado, Northern Mozambique have increased in intensity and the spread has widened. Over 1,000 people are thought to have died, and an unknown number of homes and public buildings destroyed. Reports suggest that more than 100,000 people have been internally displaced by these attacks that have been attributed to an armed Islamist sect. Yet very little is known about who the attackers are, what their strategic objectives are and on whose domestic and international support they rely. Developing multi-faceted solutions to this...

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  • 2020 Jun 11

    Online Debate Event: Lockdowns vs. Livelihoods

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Virtual Event - Details Below

    Are Social Distancing Measures Appropriate for Curbing Covid-19 in Africa?

    In an attempt to curb the spread of Covid-19, varying degrees of lockdowns and social distancing measures have gone into effect across the African continent. But with these restrictions in place, vulnerable communities are facing another set of risks that challenge their livelihoods. In this debate, CSIS will pose the question, “Are social distancing measures appropriate for curbing Covid-19's spread in Africa?” Experts will face off to discuss the tradeoffs between public health...

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  • 2020 Jun 11

    POSTPONED - Future of Africa-based Curatorial Practice Workshop

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street Cambridge MA

    This event has been postponed. Please check our website at a later stage for the new date.

    During this workshop, we will explore the state of curatorial practice in Africa and identify trends and areas for growth. The objective is to examine key themes in curatorial practice from an African perspective, survey the landscape of curatorial enterprise review models that have emerged over the past two decades, and to inquire how institutions like Harvard – with world-class museums and galleries and a leading Center for African Studies – can be partners in...

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  • 2020 Jun 09

    Elections, Democracy, and Covid-19 in West Africa

    8:30am to 9:30am

    Location: 

    Virtual Event - Details Below

    The Covid-19 pandemic poses a significant challenge for African elections. As countries continue to practice social distancing, the realities of containing community spread of the disease present numerous hurdles to the traditional voting process. West African governments—similar to global counterparts, including the United States—will have to weigh the tradeoffs between public safety and democratic imperatives. Leaders who decide to hold planned elections risk hastening the virus’s transmission. On the other hand, the Covid-19 outbreak presents an opportunity for leaders to...

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  • 2020 Jun 03

    The Role of Opposition and Alternative Policy for South Africa's Economic Recovery

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual Event - Details Below

    The need for rapid and restrictive measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic means that democratic institutions must adapt to find new ways of scrutinizing policy and ensuring transparency around data-driven responses to the virus and its economic impact. The South African government faces a significant challenge in protecting livelihoods and reviving the economy while containing the spread of the virus. South Africa's largest opposition party, the...

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