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The African Union & the Politics of Peace

  • U.S. Institute of Peace 2301 Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20037 United States (map)

September 12, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm ET

U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave, NW
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More than 100,000 peacekeepers deployed in Africa make up three-quarters of such United Nations troops worldwide, and they illustrate the frequent response of the African Union to defuse violent conflict with military forces. But the AU has another strength: political power.

Join the U.S. Institute of Peace with researchers Alex de Waal and Mulugeta Gebrehiwot of the World Peace Foundation on Monday, September 12 for recommendations from their new report on how the AU can harness its unique advantage to advance peace and security. Their extensive research includes case studies of the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Somalia and South Sudan.


Alex de Waal, Panelist
Executive Director, World Peace Foundation; Research Professor, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Mulugeta Gebrehiwot, Panelist
Program Director of the African Security Sector and Peace Operations Program, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Amb. Princeton Lyman, Moderator
Senior Advisor to the President, U.S. Institute of Peace