Africa Policy Studies Roundtable

Staff: Princeton N. Lyman
January 28, 2003 - September 1, 2010

The Africa Roundtable Series will meet periodically during the 2007-2008 programming year in both New York City and Washington, DC. As always, the series will seek to provide a representative sampling of the prospects and problems on the African continent, but special focus will likely be given to the evolving crisis in Zimbabwe, the ongoing attempts to stabilize the Great Lakes Region, and the political situation in Nigeria. During 2006-2007, the series hosted Amos Kimunya, Finance Minister of Kenya; Tony Leon, leader of the official opposition in South Africa; and Atiku Abubakar, Vice-President of Nigeria, among others.

Meetings

Large-Scale Commercial Leases of African Farmland: Welcome Development or Source of Concern?

Speakers:

Regina Birner, International Food Policy Research Institute, Franklin C. Moore, U.S. Agency for International Development, Wondimu Asamnew, Embassy of Ethiopia

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman, Council on Foreign Relations
April 29, 2010

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Understanding and Combating Corruption in Africa

Speakers:

Rafael Marques de Morais, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, Center for Global Development, Raymond Baker, Global Financial Integrity

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman, Council on Foreign Relations
April 16, 2010

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A Conversation with Representatives of the Government of Somaliland

Speakers:

Abdillahi Mohamed Duale, Somaliland Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdillahi Ismail Ali, Somaliland Ministry of the Interior, Ali Ibrahim Mohamed, Somaliland Ministry of Planning, Osman Sheikh Abdi Mohamed, Somaliland Ministry of Water and Mineral Resources, Bashe Mohamed Farax, Somaliland House of Representatives, Said Jama Ali, Somaliland House of Elders

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman, Council on Foreign Relations
March 26, 2010

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Aid and Development in Africa: An African Perspective

Speaker:

Edward Ayensu, World Bank Group

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman, Council on Foreign Relations
February 3, 2010

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Corporate Social Responsibility in Challenging Economic Times

Speaker:

Ian Cockerill, Anglo Coal

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman, Council on Foreign Relations
June 25, 2009

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Democracy and the Rule of Law in Nigeria

Speaker:

Ojo Maduekwe, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
December 9, 2008

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The Continuing Niger Delta Crisis

Speaker:

Basil Omiyi, Country Chair, Shell Companies, Nigeria

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Counil on Foreign Relations
November 12, 2008

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A Report from Rwanda: PEPFAR's Impact on the Ground

Speakers:

Dr. Caleb King, Medical Director, Shyira Hill Hospital, Rwanda, Dr. Louise King, Shyira Hill Hospital, Rwanda

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellows for Africa, Council on Foreign Relations
October 31, 2008

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A Diamond in the Rough: The Role of the Private Sector in Sustainable Development in Africa

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellows for Africa, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Gareth Penny, Managing Director, De Beers
June 10, 2008

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Electoral Reform in Nigeria

Presider:

Michelle D. Gavin, Adjunct Fellow for Africa, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

The Honorable Oladimeji Sabur Bankole, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria
June 5, 2008

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Angola's Democratic Challenge: Preparations for Parliamentary Elections

Presider:

Jamie Ekern, Assistant Director, Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Her Excellency Josefina Pitra Diakite, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Republic of Angola, Alcides Sakala Simões, Member of Parliament and President of UNITA Parliamentary Group, National Assembly of the Republic of Angola
May 19, 2008

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Trade Policy and Africa-EU Economic Partnership Agreements in the Context of a Development Agenda

Speaker:

Princeton N. Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 12, 2008

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A Luncheon in Honor of Obiageli Ezekwisili

Speaker:

Obiageli Ezekwisili, Vice President for Africa, World Bank

Moderators:

Princeton N. Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Jennifer Cooke, Co-director, Africa Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Panelists:

Akwe Amosu, Senior Policy Analyst for Africa, Open Society Institute, David L. Goldwyn, President, Goldwyn International Strategies, Rosalind Kainyah, Director, Public Affairs, USA, DeBeers Corporation
February 25, 2008

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Islam and Foreign Policy in Nigeria

Presider:

Michael J. Gerson, Roger Hertog Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

His Eminence Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, III, The Sultan of Sokoto, Federal Republic of Nigeria
November 15, 2007

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Black Economic Empowerment

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Iqbal Surve, CEO, Sekunjalo Investments Limited
September 24, 2007 8:00-8:15 a.m. - Breakfast
8:15-9:30 a.m. - Meeting

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Zimbabwe in Crisis: End in Sight?

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Greg Mills, Director, The Brenthurst Foundation
July 2, 2007 3:00-4:30 p.m.

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A Luncheon in Honor of Ambassador Barbara Masekela

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Barbara Masekela, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Republic of South Africa
June 29, 2007

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South Africa on the Security Council: A Conversation with Scholars from the South African Institute of International Affairs

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, The Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Kuseni Dlamini, National Council Member, South African Institute of International Affairs, Moeletsi Mbeki, Chairman, KMM Investments, Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, National Director, South African Institute of International Affairs
May 2, 2007 8:00-8:15 a.m. - Breakfast
8:15-9:30 a.m. - Meeting

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A Conversation with Tony Leon

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, The Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Tony Leon, Member of Parliament, Republic of South Africa
April 11, 2007

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A Conversation with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania

Speaker:

Jakaya Kikwete, President, Tanzania

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman
May 22, 2006

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Northern Uganda: Next Steps for the United Nations

Speakers:

Charles F. MacCormack, Save the Children, Jimmy Kolker, Former U.S. Ambassador to Uganda, Olara Otunnu, LBL Foundation for the Children, Allen Rock, Permanent Mision of Canada to the United Nations

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman
March 24, 2006

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Land Reform in South Africa: A Place to Stay Not a Place to Farm

Speaker:

Ann Bernstein, National Endowment for Democracy

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman
February 8, 2006

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A Conversation with Ambassador Jendayi Frazer

Speaker:

Jendayi Frazer, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman
December 7, 2005

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Successes and Shortcomings: The African Union in Darfur

Speaker:

William O'Neill

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman
November 18, 2005

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Strategies for Improving Food Production and Access to Markets

Speaker:

Jendayi Frazer, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman
September 20, 2005

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Challenging Stereotypes: A Businessman's Approach to African Development

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman

Speakers:

Carol A. Giacomo, Journalist, Reuters News Service, Edward V.K. Jaycox, Managing Director, Emerging Markets Partnership, and CEO of the Africa Fund
June 15, 2005

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Promoting Entrepreneurship: Shell Foundation in Africa

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman

Speaker:

Kurt Hoffman
April 14, 2005

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Invisible Borders: Roaming Warriors in West Africa

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman

Speaker:

Corinne Dufka
April 5, 2005

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Zimbabwe: Perspectives of an Opposition Leader

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman

Speaker:

Lovemore Madhuku, Founder and President, National Constitutional Assembly, Zimbabwe
January 26, 2005

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A Conversation with Sarata Ottro Zirignon-Toure

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman

Speakers:

Sarata Zirignon Toure, Deputy Chief of Staff to President Laurent Gbagbo of Cote D'Ivoire, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Herman J. Cohen, Professorial Lecturer in African Studies
December 10, 2004

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Peace in Sierra Leone: Not Yet Sustainable

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman

Speaker:

Peter Chaveas, Deputy Director, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University
December 3, 2004

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Africa's Economic Future

Introductory Speaker:

Princeton N. Lyman, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Joe Siegle, University of Maryland

Speaker:

Tony Leon, Member of Parliament, Republic of South Africa
July 21, 2004

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Ethiopia and the Region: The Current Situation

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman

Speaker:

Kassahun Ayele, Ambassador of Ethiopia
May 20, 2004

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Human Rights, Sharia, and the Rule of Law in Nigeria

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman

Speaker:

Hauwa Ibrahim, Washington College of Law, American University
May 13, 2004

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The Western Sahara: Ripe for Political Solution?

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman

Speakers:

Anne Theofilopoulou, United Nations Secretariat, I. William Zartman, The Johns Hopkins University
May 3, 2004

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What's at Stake in Chad?: Democracy, Oil, Development and Security

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman

Speakers:

Ahmat Hassaballah, Former Chad Ambassador, Donald R. Norland
April 2, 2004

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HIV/AIDS Pandemic: A View from South Africa

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman

Speaker:

William Makgoba, Vice Chancellor and Principal, University of Kwa Zulu Natal
March 26, 2004

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From Combat to Community: Women and Girls of Sierra Leone

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman

Panelist:

Harriet C. Babbitt, Hunt Alternatives

Speaker:

Dyan Mazurana, Tufts University
February 11, 2004

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Liberia Reconstruction: An Off-the-Record Discussion

Speakers:

Princeton N. Lyman, Pamela Bridgewater
January 28, 2004

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Human Rights, Sharia, and the Rule of Law in Nigeria

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman

Speaker:

Hauwa Ibrahim, Humphery Fellow, Washington College of Law, American University
January 16, 2004

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The Power to Protect: Using New Military Capabilities to Stop Mass Killings

Introductory Speaker:

Princeton N. Lyman

Presider:

Kenneth H. Bacon, Refugees International

Speakers:

Clifford Bernath, Refugees International, David Malone, International Peace Academy
December 11, 2003

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World AIDS Day: Prevention and Policy

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman
December 1, 2003

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Food Security in Least Developed Countries & Small Island Developing States: The Challenge of Water and Rural Infrastructure

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman

Speaker:

Jacques Diouf, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
November 10, 2003

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Briefing by Nigerian Finance Minister

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman

Speaker:

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria
November 3, 2003

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Eritrea and the Horn of Africa: A U.S. Strategic Interest?

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman

Speaker:

Girma Tesfay, Ambassador of Eritrea
October 29, 2003

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Republic of Somaliland: Recognition and Reconstruction

Presiders:

J. Stephen Morrison, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Princeton N. Lyman

Speakers:

Edna Ismail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Somaliland, Mohamed Elmi, Minister of Commerce and Intdustry, Republic of Somaliland
October 22, 2003

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Strengthening Governance: The Role of Women in Rwanda's Transition

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman

Panelist:

Harriet C. Babbitt, Hunt Alternatives Fund
September 29, 2003

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Endgame in the Sudan Peace Process

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman

Speaker:

John Prendergast, International Crisis Group
June 4, 2003

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