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Past Events

Nakate on Climate Justice and Youth Activism

PAST EVENT VIDEO

Founder of the Rise Up Climate Movement Vanessa Nakate discusses the global climate crisis and the importance of elevating the next generation of underrepresented environmental leaders with Jamia Jowers.

Vanessa Nakate speaks into megaphone during a demonstration for climate change.
Reuters

The Sahel and Western Military Assistance in Africa

PAST EVENT VIDEO

A panel of experts explore the West’s changing military presence in Africa’s Sahel region and what it could mean for peace and stability across the continent.

French and Chadian peacekeepers talk at the Minusma peacekeeping base in Kidal, Mali
Reuters

Commentary & Analysis

In Somalia, Business as Usual Is Bad for US Interests

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

“America’s Somalia policy is obsessed with containing al-Shabab […] in the name of security,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.

Reuters
Defense and Security

Coup D'états Rise as Democracy Declines

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Coup d’états are on the rise globally. Can they be stopped? Experts Jonathan Powell and Erica De Bruin join Deep Dish to offer their solutions.

Africa Coups
REUTERS
Defense and Security

Research

City Diplomacy During COVID-19: The 2022 Cities and International Engagement Survey

RESEARCH
Report by Michele Acuto

This report presents findings from a survey of city governments that identifies major issues for international engagement, including the COVID-19 pandemic and response.

Global Cities

​​Addressing China's Rising Influence in Africa

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Michael Tiboris

China’s growing contributions to African development should not automatically be feared, but their increased presence should create a recalibration in US approaches to development.

Chinese flag, Beijing, China.
International Development