Conflict and Peacemaking in Africa
The event will include roundtable discussions and films and is coordinated by Harvey Glickman, general programs and political science professor at Haverford, Tracey Hucks, africana studies professor at Haverford, and Robert Washington, africana studies professor at Bryn Mawr. Discussion topics are“Meaning, Healing and the Reconciliation Process,”“Africa's Internal Wars: Causes and Controls,”“Ethnopolitics and Conflict,”“Towards an African International Order,” and“AIDS, Disease and Conflict.”
Speakers will include members of the biology, english, political science and sociology faculties. The workshop will also feature prominent academics from outside the bi-community. Among these will be Rosalind Shaw, associate professor of anthropology and sociology at Tufts University, and senior fellow at the U.S. Institute for Peace; E. Michael Southwick, former ambassador to Uganda, and program officer at the U.S. Institute for Peace; Gilbert Khadigala, associate professor of African Studies and Comparative Politics at Johns Hopkins, and acting director of the African Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University; Gayle Smith, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. The forum is free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 1, from 4:15 PM to 10:10 PM
at Wyndham House, Ely Room, Bryn Mawr College
4:15 PM - Welcome: Jeff Helsing, US Institute of Peace; Harvey Glickman, Haverford; Robert Washington, Bryn Mawrl Tracey Hucks, Haverford
4:30 PM - Roundtable Discussion I: "Meaning, Healing, Reconciliation Processes"
Moderator: Robert Washingyon, Sociology, Bryn Mawr; Laura McGrance, English, Haverford; Anita Isaacs, Political Science, Haverford; Rosalind Shaw, Anthropology, Tufts Unic. and US Institute of Peace
6:15 PM - Dinner (Invitation only) in Wyndham Dining Room
Keynote Speaker: "The Whys of African Conflicts and What To Do." by Gayle Smith, (formerly National Security Council), Center for American Progress, Washington, DC
8:15 PM - Two Films on COnflict and Reconciliation in Africa (Ely Room, Wyndham)
"Republic Gone Mad: Rwanda 1894-1994" (60 minutes)
"Gacaca" (Transitional Justice in Rwanda) (55 minutes)
Friday, April 2, 2004 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
at Whitehead Campus Center, Room 205 A, B, C, Haverford College
9:00 AM - Roundtable Discussion II: "Africa's Internal Wars: Causes and Control."
Moderator: Paul Kaiser, Political Science, U. of Penn; Gilbert Khadiagala, Political Science, SAIS Johns Hopkins; Gayle Smith, (formerly National Security Council), Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C.
10:45 AM - Break
11:00 AM - Roundtable Discussion III: "Ethnopolitics and Conflict."
Moderator: Laurie Kain Hart, Anthropology, Haverford; Marc H. Ross, Political Science, Bryn Mawr; Harvey Glickman, Political Science, Haverford;Jeff Helsing, Program Officer, US Institute of Peace
2:30 to 1:45 PM - Lunch Break
1:45 PM - Roundtable Discussion IV: "Toward an African International Order."
Moderator: Michael H. Allen, Political Science, Bryn Mawr; Susanna Wing, Political Science, Bryn Mawr; Robert Mortimer, Political Science, Haverford; Michael Southwick, (former US Ambassador to Uganda), US Institue of Peace.
3:15 PM - Break
3:30 PM - Roundtable Discussion V: "AIDS, Disease and Conflict"
Moderator: Mary Osirim, Sociology, Bryn Mawr; Iruka Okeke, Biology, Haverford; Robert Washington, Sociology, Bryn Mawr.
4:50 PM - Closing Remarks: Helsing, Glickman.