Roundtable Series on Africa Policy Issues

Director: J. Anthony Holmes, Cyrus Vance Fellow in Diplomatic Studies
October 2007 - Present

This series will meet periodically in New York during the 2007-2008 programming year, seeking to examine the issues facing the African continent and the U.S. policy makers dealing with it. Particular attention will be given to the evolving crisis in Zimbabwe, a discussion with Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Jendayi Frazer, Africa as an emerging market for capital flows, and the expanding role of the U.S. military in our Africa policy.

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

Securing Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement

Speakers:

Edward Thomas, Chatham House, Alex Vines, Chatham House

Presider:

J. Anthony Holmes, Council on Foreign Relations
January 15, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting

Rwanda: The Promise and the Dilemmas

Speaker:

Stephen Kinzer, Author

Presider:

J. Anthony Holmes, Council on Foreign Relations
November 10, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

Land Reform in South Africa: Political and Economic Realities

Speaker:

Ann Bernstein, Executive Director, Centre for Development and Enterprise

Presider:

J. Anthony Holmes, Cyrus Vance Fellow in Diplomatic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
September 3, 2008 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch
12:30-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Roundtable Meeting

Prophets of Africa's Renaissance-Nigeria and South Africa

Speakers:

J. Anthony Holmes, Cyrus Vance Fellow in Diplomatic Studies on Africa, Council on Foreign Relations, Adekeye Adebajo, Executive Director, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town, South Africa
June 26, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting

Liberia: Rebuilding the Social Contract in a Post-Conflict Society

Presider:

J. Anthony Holmes, Cyrus Vance Fellow in Diplomatic Studies on Africa, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Walter Traub Gwenigale, Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Nigeria
June 13, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting

Sudan: Can it Be Saved?

Presider:

J. Anthony Holmes, Cyrus Vance Fellow in Diplomatic Studies on Africa, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Andrew S. Natsios, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy and Adviser on International Development, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Alex de Waal, Program Director, HIV/AIDS and Social Transformation, Emergencies and Humanitarian Action, Social Science Research Council
March 27, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting

Post-Conflict Transformation: The Keys to Success

Presider:

J. Anthony Holmes, Cyrus Vance Fellow in Diplomatic Studies on Africa, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Howard Wolpe, Director, Africa Program and Director, Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
February 13, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting

Planning for Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

Presider:

J. Anthony Holmes, Cyrus Vance Fellow in Diplomatic Studies on Africa, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Knox Chitiyo, Head, Africa Programme, Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, Michelle D. Gavin, International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
December 4, 2007

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Roundtable Meeting

Strengthening African Governance: A Presentation of the Results of the First Index of African Governance

Presider:

J. Anthony Holmes, Cyrus Vance Fellow in Diplomatic Studies on Africa, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Robert I. Rotberg, President, World Peace Foundation
October 16, 2007

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Roundtable Meeting

A Discussion of the Crisis in Zimbabwe with Morgan Tsvangirai

Presider:

J. Anthony Holmes, Cyrus Vance Fellow in Diplomatic Studies on Africa, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Morgan Tsvangirai, President, Movement for Democratic Change, Repubilc of Zimbabwe
October 12, 2007

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