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Event Reflections on Peacemaking in Africa
When Monday, February 11, 2013 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Where Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center 7th Floor Executive Conference Room
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While the number of African conflicts has decreased in recent history, Africa remains the world's most conflicted continent as troubles in the Great Lakes, Sahel, and Horn illustrate. We have invited two widely-respected, veteran US diplomats with peacemaking experience in Africa to share their lessons learned and best practices. Please join us for this rare opportunity to participate in a candid discussion with two distinguished practitioners in the field of conflict resolution and diplomacy.

Chester A. Crocker is the James R. Schlesinger Professor of Strategic Studies at Georgetown University where his teaching and research focus on conflict management and regional security issues. He served as chairman of the board of the United States Institute of Peace (1992-2004), and continues as a member of its board. From 1981-1989, he was U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. As such, he was the principal diplomatic architect and mediator in the prolonged negotiations among Angola, Cuba, and South Africa that led to Namibia's transition to independence, and to the withdrawal of Cuban forces from Angola.

Princeton N. Lyman was United States Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan from March 31, 2011 until December 2012. Immediately preceding his tenure as Special Envoy, he served as U.S. Senior Advisor on North-South Negotiations, where he led the U.S. team focused on supporting on-going negotiations between the parties to Sudan’s 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement. Ambassador Lyman’s previous career in government included assignments as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (1981-1986), U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria (1986-1989), Director of Refugee Programs (1989-1992), U.S. Ambassador to South Africa (1992-1995), and Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (1996-1998). From 2008-2010, he was a member of the African Advisory Committee to the United States Trade Representative. He began his government career with the U.S. Agency for International Development and served as USAID Director in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 1976 to 1978.

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