Emerging Security Sector Leaders Seminar
Program Materials

October 23 – November 9, 2017
Washington, DC

Syllabus: English | Français | Português
Bios: English | Français | Português

Opening  Introduction to the Africa Center

Session 1  Effective Leadership in Africa’s Security Sector

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  • Gen. (ret.) Martin Luther Agwai (Video)

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Discussion Group  Case Study Exercise: Applying Ethical Leadership Principles in Africa

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Session 2  National Security Strategy: Core Principles and Resource Management

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Session 3  Regional Mechanisms for Conflict Resolution

Presented by:

  • Dr. Paul D. Williams (Video)
  • Ms. Achta Ahmed Sene
  • Mr. Camlus Ouma Omogo

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Session 4  Adapting National Security Strategy in Times of Change

Presented by:

  • Ms. Amanda J. Dory
  • Gen. (ret.) Martin Luther Agwai (Video)

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Session 5  Trends in Africa’s Evolving Security Landscape

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  • United Nations General Assembly and Security Council, “Causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa,” (A/71/211–S/2016/655), July 26, 2016 (also available in French).

Session 6  Gender Perspectives on Security

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Session 7  Transnational Threats

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Session 8  Maritime Security Strategy

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Session 9  Conflict Focus: Countering Violent Extremism: Lake Chad and Horn of Africa

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Session 10  Conflict Focus: Civil War Resolution: South Sudan and CAR

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Session 11  Conflict Focus: Crises of Governance: Cameroon and Mozambique

Presented by:

  • Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh
  • Dr. Carrie Manning

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Session 12  Africa’s Security Challenges: Looking Ahead

Presented by:

  • Amb. (ret.) Phillip Carter III
  • Dr. Monde Muyangwa
  • Mr. Judd Devermont

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Public Roundtable  Rebuilding Africa’s Communities after Conflict

Presented by:

  • Ms. Pamela Aall
  • Dr. Chester Crocker
  • Ms. Michelle Ndiaye (discussant)
  • Dr. Joseph Siegle (moderator)

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  • Pamela Aall and Chester Crocker, “Social Environment and Conflict in Africa,” in Fabric of Peace in Africa: Looking Beyond the State (Center for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada: 2017).
  • Chester Crocker and Pamela Aall, “Can State and Society be Woven Together?” in Fabric of Peace in Africa: Looking Beyond the State (Center for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada: 2017).
  • Mathurin C. Houngnikpo, “Repressing or Protecting? The Security Sector and Society in Africa,” in Fabric of Peace in Africa: Looking Beyond the State (Center for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada: 2017).

Session 13  Leveraging Africa’s External Security Partners

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Session 14  DoD Policies and AFRICOM Programs

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Session 15  State Department Policies and USAID Programs

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Session 16  Civil Society and U.S.–Africa Policy

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Session 17  The EU in Africa

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Session 18  China in Africa

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Session 19  Emerging External Partners

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Discussion Group Case Study  Coordinating and Leveraging Security Assistance to Africa

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