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Addressing famine, peacekeeping, and insecurity in Africa

  • Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)
As attacks on civilians continue in North Kivu, many say the UN mission there is doing nothing to help or protect them. Photo: Al Jazeera

As attacks on civilians continue in North Kivu, many say the UN mission there is doing nothing to help or protect them. Photo: Al Jazeera

In the midst of a bevy of political events and crises around the world over recent years, security issues are intensifying across swaths of Africa. Despite a temporary reprieve in worries over the future of United Nations involvement in Congo (DRC), the conflict there remains acute. DRC is just one of several countries facing concerns over the future of peacekeeping. Famine is on the rise as well—a result of a combination of natural causes and manmade ones—in conflict zones such as Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia.

On May 19, the Africa Security Initiative of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings will host a discussion of conflict, famine, and security in Africa today. Panelists will include Bruce Jones, vice president and director of the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and noted expert on U.N. peacekeeping; Karen Attiah of the Washington Post; and Erik Johnson, a professor at St. Lawrence University. Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon will moderate.

Event Details

  • Date: May 19, 2017

  • When: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

  • Where: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium

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