1:45 to 3:00 p.m. Meeting
This program has been made possible by a generous gift from Rita E. Hauser.
Recent weeks have witnessed a dramatic turn of events in Somalia, including the defeat of the Islamic Courts in the capital, international economic and development assistance to stabilize the country, and the introduction of an African peacekeeping force to replace Ethiopian troops. Join us for an in-depth discussion of the challenges and opportunities the country faces in the year ahead.
View the Council Special Report Avoiding Conflict in the Horn of Africa: U.S. Policy Toward Ethiopia.
In his new book Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, Daron Acemoglu looks at why some nations prosper and why some fail. He concludes that it depends on whether institutions are pluralistic and inclusive or extractive and autocratic.
Experts discuss the inherent risk of failing states and the economic consequences for the United States and global community.