FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Monday, July 19, 2010

Good events at Brookings tomorrow on DRC-Sudan discussion

Improving U.S. Strategy for Africa's Two Biggest Wars

Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 4:00 — 5:30 pm

The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC

Over the last two decades, no wars anywhere in the world have been more deadly than those in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Sudan. As the DRC celebrates the 50th anniversary of its independence, its seemingly endless war continues, fueled in part by corrupt governance. Sudan also faces the ongoing conflict in Darfur and, potentially, a bigger war across the south in the run-up to southern Sudan’s independence referendum six months from now. It is a critical time for U.S. policy.

On July 20, the Brookings Institution will host John Prendergast, co-founder of the Enough Project and co-author of the forthcoming book The Enough Moment (Random House, 2010) for a discussion of the ongoing conflicts in the DRC and Sudan. Anthony Gambino, former USAID mission director for the DRC, and Senior Fellow Mwangi Kimenyi of the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings, will also join the discussion. Senior Fellow Michael O'Hanlon, who served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the DRC, will moderate the panel.

After the program, panelists will take audience questions.


Michael O’Hanlon

Senior Fellow and Director of Research, Foreign Policy The Brookings Institution


Anthony Gambino

Former USAID Mission Director
The Democratic Republic of Congo

John Prendergast

The Enough Project

Mwangi Kimenyi

Senior Fellow
The Brookings Institution

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