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.

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

Speakers Regina BirnerInternational Food Policy Research Institute, Franklin C. MooreU.S. Agency for International Development, Wondimu AsamnewEmbassy of Ethiopia
Presider Princeton N. LymanCouncil on Foreign Relations
April 29, 2010

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Understanding and Combating Corruption in Africa

Speakers Rafael Marques de Morais, Mallam Nuhu RibaduCenter for Global Development, Raymond BakerGlobal Financial Integrity
Presider Princeton N. LymanCouncil on Foreign Relations
April 16, 2010

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A Conversation with Representatives of the Government of Somaliland

Speakers Abdillahi Mohamed DualeSomaliland Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdillahi Ismail AliSomaliland Ministry of the Interior, Ali Ibrahim MohamedSomaliland Ministry of Planning, Osman Sheikh Abdi MohamedSomaliland Ministry of Water and Mineral Resources, Bashe Mohamed FaraxSomaliland House of Representatives, Said Jama AliSomaliland House of Elders
Presider Princeton N. LymanCouncil on Foreign Relations
March 26, 2010

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Aid and Development in Africa: An African Perspective

Speaker Edward AyensuWorld Bank Group
Presider Princeton N. LymanCouncil on Foreign Relations
February 3, 2010

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Corporate Social Responsibility in Challenging Economic Times

Speaker Ian CockerillAnglo Coal
Presider Princeton N. LymanCouncil on Foreign Relations
June 25, 2009

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Democracy and the Rule of Law in Nigeria

Speaker Ojo MaduekweMinister of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria
Presider Princeton N. LymanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
December 9, 2008

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The Continuing Niger Delta Crisis

Speaker Basil OmiyiCountry Chair, Shell Companies, Nigeria
Presider Princeton N. LymanAdjunct 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 KingMedical Director, Shyira Hill Hospital, Rwanda, Dr. Louise KingShyira Hill Hospital, Rwanda
Presider Princeton N. LymanAdjunct 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. LymanAdjunct Senior Fellows for Africa, Council on Foreign Relations
Speaker Gareth PennyManaging Director, De Beers
June 10, 2008

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Electoral Reform in Nigeria

Presider Michelle D. GavinAdjunct Fellow for Africa, Council on Foreign Relations
Speaker The Honorable Oladimeji Sabur BankoleSpeaker 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 EkernAssistant Director, Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations
Speakers Her Excellency Josefina Pitra DiakiteAmbassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Republic of Angola, Alcides Sakala SimõesMember 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. LymanAdjunct 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 EzekwisiliVice President for Africa, World Bank
Moderators Princeton N. LymanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Jennifer CookeCo-director, Africa Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Panelists Akwe AmosuSenior Policy Analyst for Africa, Open Society Institute, David L. GoldwynPresident, Goldwyn International Strategies, Rosalind KainyahDirector, Public Affairs, USA, DeBeers Corporation
February 25, 2008

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Islam and Foreign Policy in Nigeria

Presider Michael J. GersonRoger Hertog Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Speaker His Eminence Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, IIIThe Sultan of Sokoto, Federal Republic of Nigeria
November 15, 2007

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Black Economic Empowerment

Presider Princeton N. LymanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Speaker Iqbal SurveCEO, 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. LymanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Speaker Greg MillsDirector, 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. LymanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Speaker Barbara MasekelaAmbassador 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. LymanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, The Council on Foreign Relations
Speakers Kuseni DlaminiNational Council Member, South African Institute of International Affairs, Moeletsi MbekiChairman, KMM Investments, Elizabeth SidiropoulosNational 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. LymanAdjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, The Council on Foreign Relations
Speaker Tony LeonMember of Parliament, Republic of South Africa
April 11, 2007

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A Conversation with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania

Speaker Jakaya KikwetePresident, Tanzania
Presider Princeton N. Lyman
May 22, 2006

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Northern Uganda: Next Steps for the United Nations

Speakers Charles F. MacCormackSave the Children, Jimmy KolkerFormer U.S. Ambassador to Uganda, Olara OtunnuLBL Foundation for the Children, Allen RockPermanent 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 BernsteinNational Endowment for Democracy
Presider Princeton N. Lyman
February 8, 2006

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A Conversation with Ambassador Jendayi Frazer

Speaker Jendayi FrazerU.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 FrazerU.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. GiacomoJournalist, Reuters News Service, Edward V.K. JaycoxManaging 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 MadhukuFounder 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 ToureDeputy Chief of Staff to President Laurent Gbagbo of Cote D'Ivoire, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Herman J. CohenProfessorial Lecturer in African Studies
December 10, 2004

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Peace in Sierra Leone: Not Yet Sustainable

Presider Princeton N. Lyman
Speaker Peter ChaveasDeputy Director, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University
December 3, 2004

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Africa's Economic Future

Introductory Speaker Princeton N. LymanRalph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Joe SiegleUniversity of Maryland
Speaker Tony LeonMember 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 AyeleAmbassador 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 IbrahimWashington 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 TheofilopoulouUnited Nations Secretariat, I. William ZartmanThe 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 HassaballahFormer 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 MakgobaVice 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. BabbittHunt Alternatives
Speaker Dyan MazuranaTufts 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 IbrahimHumphery 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. BaconRefugees International
Speakers Clifford BernathRefugees International, David MaloneInternational 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 DioufFood 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-IwealaMinister 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 TesfayAmbassador of Eritrea
October 29, 2003

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Republic of Somaliland: Recognition and Reconstruction

Presiders J. Stephen MorrisonCenter for Strategic and International Studies, Princeton N. Lyman
Speakers Edna IsmailMinister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Somaliland, Mohamed ElmiMinister 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. BabbittHunt Alternatives Fund
September 29, 2003

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Endgame in the Sudan Peace Process

Presider Princeton N. Lyman
Speaker John PrendergastInternational Crisis Group
June 4, 2003

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