Loading Events

Past Events › Press Briefing

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

February 2011

Emerging Issues in Ending Violence Against Immigrant Women

February 10, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rayburn Building, Room 2456, 45 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20515 United States
+ Google Map
Emerging Issues in Ending  Violence Against Immigrant Women

Hear the testimonies of survivors of violence and advocates who will share their stories demonstrating the need for legislation protecting women from violence, and on the dangerous impacts of ICE Access programs on immigrant women and their families.

Find out more »

January 2011

Stormy War Clouds: A Briefing on The Crisis in Ivory Coast (Cote-d’Ivoire)

January 27, 2011 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Press Club, 529 Fourteenth Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC United States
+ Google Map
Stormy War Clouds: A Briefing on The Crisis in Ivory Coast (Cote-d’Ivoire)

Experts describe Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) as Africa’s biggest news story of 2010. Its disputed November 28 run-off and its tense aftermath constitute a secondary crisis. This situation was indeed born out of unresolved primary Ivorian dilemmas and crises: the epicenter of FranceAfrique or French neocolonialism across Africa. Global capital, neoliberalism and foreign economic domination are the price of “stable” dictatorship.

Find out more »

August 2010

Briefing: Rwandan Elections and Implications for The Great Lakes Region

August 3, 2010 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National Press Club, 529 Fourteenth Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC United States
+ Google Map

President Obama said, in his 2009 speech in Accra, Ghana, that America should support strong institutions and not strong men.  However in the case of Rwanda, this has been no more than rhetoric.  Rwandans, like most Africans, cheered Obama's election, hoping that it might signal a new, more peaceful and cooperative relationship between the U.S. and Africa, but Obama has expanded AFRICOM, the U.S. Africa Command, and now he remains silent as Rwanda's strongman, President Paul Kagame, prepares a sham presidential election to retain his brutal grip on power.

Find out more »

July 2009

Public Briefing: Obama, Ghana, and U.S.-Africa Policy

July 8, 2009 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
IPS Conference Room, 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036 United States
+ Google Map

As President Obama heads to Ghana for an historic visit, leading Africa advocacy organizations urge a new U.S. engagement with Africa based on mutual interests and mutual respect.

The Institute for Policy Studies and allied organizations will host a public briefing and press conference covering proposals for a bold transformation of U.S. Africa policy. Issues covered include peace and security, trade and development, agriculture, HIV/AIDS and health.


Bishop Akolgo, Integrated Social Development Ghana (ISODEC)
Charles Abugre, Christian Aid
Nii Akuetteh, Africa Analyst, former Executive Director of Africa Action
Dan Volman, Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
Bill Freese, Science Policy Analyst, Center for Food Safety
Matthew Kavanagh, Health GAP (Global Access Project)

Moderator: Emira Woods, co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus.

Light refreshments will be served. Please call (202) 234-9382x232 to RSVP or for more information.

Event cosponsors include Africa Action, TransAfrica Forum, African Faith and Justice network, American Friends Service Committee, Mennonite Service Committee, Africa Security Research Institute, Health GAP, Global Aids Alliance, Friends of the Congo, Sustainable Energy and Economy Network, Jubilee USA, Association of Concerned Africa Scholars, African Alliance for the 21st Century, African Network for African Development, Third World Networks-Africa, Integrated Social Development Ghana (ISODEC), and Blackcommentator.com.


Find out more »
+ Export Events