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Panel Discussions - October 23, 2012

Mozambique, 20 Years After the Peace Agreement

Mozambicans’ focus on local ownership, aided by the Community of Sant’Egidio’s facilitation efforts, transformed Mozambique from a country ravaged by civil war into a possible model for sustainable peace. This was the main reflection of an IPI roundtable discussion on October 23rd, which was co-organized with George Mason University.

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Panel Discussions - October 19, 2012

Somalia After the Transition: What Next?

The new Somali government represents the best chance in 20 years to rebuild the state. Eight years since an agreement to replace the Transitional Federal Government, Somali political leaders and civil society actors have established a new government headed by civil rights activist Hassan Sheikh Muhamed under a new provisional constitution.

The challenges ahead were the topic of an October 19th roundtable at IPI  

 

Panel Discussions - October 10, 2012

Lt. Col. Teo: Piracy is Spreading

Modern piracy has grown from petty theft to hijacking and kidnapping and ransoming of the crew, and it has also diversified geographically, from attention-getting attacks off the Horn of Africa to large-scale thefts in Southeast Asia and complex operations in the Gulf of Guinea. 

 

Speaker Events - September 26, 2012

Johnson Sirleaf: “President… That’s Women’s Work.”

Appearing at IPI on September 26, 2012, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf shared an anecdote about the effects female leaders have had on youth in her country. “They were going around [in schoolrooms] and asking, ‘What do you want to be?’ and this little boy said, ‘I want to be Vice President.’ 

 

Speaker Events - September 10, 2012

Dambisa Moyo: Chinese Investment Is Improving African Livelihoods

“In 2007, the PEW Institute went around to ten African countries… and they actually asked the Africans, ‘What do you think of the Chinese?’” said author Dambisa Moyo during an IPI Beyond the Headlines event on September 10, 2012. “Africans that were surveyed said, ‘We love the Chinese. We think they are improving our livelihoods. They are changing our lives for the better.’”