- Dec 16, 2014
There are rapidly accelerating efforts underway by industry, governments, NGOS, international organizations, and foundations to bring forward Ebola vaccines and antivirals. There have been promising early returns, amidst considerable unknowns and acute pressures to find safe, effective, and affordable new technological tools.
- Dec 15, 2014
Drawing on a historical study of Nigeria since independence, Dr. Carl LeVan of American Univerity argues in his new book, Dictators and Democracy in African Development: the Political Economy of Good Governance in Nigeria, that the structure of the policy-making process explains variations in government performance better than other commonly cited factors, such as oil, colonialism, ethnic diversity, foreign debt, and dictatorships.
- Nov 18, 2014Join us for a panel discussion on the political crisis in South Sudan and the devastating impact the conflict is having on the country's people. Now in its eleventh month, the conflict has killed thousands of civilians and left nearly 2 million displaced from their homes, with projections of worsening food insecurity that could put 2.5 million in crisis or emergency status. Panelists will provide an update of the political, security, and humanitarian situation and discuss U.S. and international engagement to end the conflict and mitigate its human impact. Melanie Teff of the International Rescue Committee will present the findings and recommendations of a new IRC report, Uprooted by Conflict: South Sudan’s Displacement Crisis.
- Nov 12, 2014
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Oct 14, 2014
Please join us for the launch of the CSIS Global Sustainability Series investigating the role of the private sector in engaging with the U.S. government, host governments, and NGOs to help address some of the world’s most complex global sustainable development issues. CSIS will host four public events as part of this one-year series.
- Oct 7, 2014
Please join us to celebrate the achievement of Todd Moss and Matthew Palmer, two American diplomats that recently authored thrillers inspired by their experiences serving in Africa. Todd Moss, author of The Golden Hour is former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and current Chief Operating Officer and Senior Fellow of the Center for Global Development.
- Oct 6, 2014
Kenya has faced a longstanding threat from the Somali terrorist group, Al-Shabaab. This challenge endures almost three years since its troops entered Somalia and was underlined 12 months ago, when Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked the Westgate shopping mall, killing 67 people. At home, Kenya’s security forces have mounted a robust security operation which has been dogged by credible allegations of human rights abuses. Somali refugees and Kenyan Somalis have borne the brunt of this offensive, facing arrests, detention, and deportation since a crackdown was launched earlier this year. Join us for a discussion about these issues, their implications for the U.S.-Kenya security partnership, and for a broader look at the prospects of peace between Kenya and Somalia.
- Sep 25, 2014
Join us for a discussion on expanding public participation in Nigeria's forthcoming national elections, scheduled for February, 2015. Panelists will discuss strategies to educate voters on the electoral process, increase participation among traditionally underrepresented groups—women, youth, rural voters—and ensure the overall safety and integrity of the vote.
- Sep 19, 2014
Ramtane Lamamra serves as the minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Algeria, a position he has held since September 2013. He has served his country with distinction in a number of diplomatic posts in the United States and Africa as well as in international agencies. Previously, Mr. Lamamra was elected and served as the African Union's (AU) commissioner for peace and security from 2008 to 2013.