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The New Middle East and the Implications for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

May 16, 2013

Abstract: For the past several years, and especially since the beginning of the "Arab Spring" in December 2010, Arab regimes have experienced sweeping processes of political decay, disintegration,...

From Campus to Camps: Presentations from the Student Research Trip to Ethiopian Refugee Camps

April 24, 2013

About the topic: The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees approached CISAC last year to collaborate on a project to improve conditions among global refugee communities.

Should American Democracy Assistance become more European? Lessons from EU and US Democracy Assistance in Ethiopia

April 22, 2013

Abstract: The U.S. and the E.U. are often seen as fundamentally different democracy promoters. It has been argued that the U.S.

2012 Robert G. Wesson Lecture - Michael Manley: Decolonization and the International Politics of Sovereignty

May 17, 2012

Anthony Bogues is currently the Harmon Family Professor of Africana Studies and affiliated Professor of Political Science and Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, and a Visiting Professor...

Democratic Transitions and Development in Africa: Beyond Prebendalist Systems

April 25, 2012

 Abstract: Systemic corruption undermines state capacity, imperils socio-economic development, and diminishes democracy. In his Nairobi speech as a U.S.

Should American Democracy Assistance become more European? Lessons from EU and US Democracy Assistance in Ethiopia

April 22, 2012

Abstract: The U.S. and the E.U. are often seen as fundamentally different democracy promoters. It has been argued that the U.S.

Survival Migration: Old Institutions, New Challenges

January 13, 2011

Dr Alexander Betts is Hedley Bull Research Fellow in International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, where he is also Director of the...

The Question of Ethnic & Mass Violence

February 28, 2010

President Barack Obama is reading What Is the What and has recommended that all his staff read it as well.

Special IPS-CISAC Colloquium - Beyond Hearts and Minds: The Impact of Afghan Political Disenchantment on US Options in Afghanistan

October 28, 2009

With a flawed Afghan election and a request for more troop increases by General Stanley McChrystal, there is renewed attention toward whether and how the United States can turn the situation in...

Information, Knowledge, and Truth: Replacing Secrecy, Ignorance, and Myth in the Wake of Atrocity

May 8, 2009

This talk will describe the role of data analysis in political transitions to democracy. Transitions require accountability of some form, and in the aggregate, accountability is statistical.

Integrating 21st Century Development and Security Assistance

February 13, 2008

In early 2007, CSIS launched an expert task force to examine the growing involvement of the Department of Defense as a direct provider of “non-traditional” security assistance, concentrated in...

Opposition in Africa: The Impact of Ethnic Cleavages and Economic Conditions on Electoral Coalitions

March 7, 2007

Why are opposition party leaders able to form multiparty coalitions to compete against entrenched incumbents in some African countries, but not in others?

More Than Humanitarianism: A Strategic U.S. Approach Toward Africa

February 15, 2006

Lyman and Morrison will discuss the Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored Independent Task Force Report on the US and Africa.

State Building in Africa

December 1, 2004

Gayle Smith is a renowned expert on African politics and economics. She has worked on failed states, post-conflict management, and transnational threats in Africa for over 20 years.

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Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Barry Riley Visiting Scholar