David Phillips is with the Darfur Development Initiative at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Human Rights
Can postconflict activities take place amid a conflict situation? The author explains how in his note on the peace process in Darfur.
Arts & Culture
From April 22 through May 22, the Jack Shainman Gallery will host artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s first solo exhibition in New York City.
Titled Essays and Documents, the exhibition will feature a series of portraits. Ms. Yiadom-Boakye’s portraits of mostly black subjects are bold, often confronting the viewer with a direct gaze. The manner of her painting is expressionistic with strong brush strokes that, along with her dark palette, evoke a theatrical mood. Her direct, centralized compositions emphasize the inner world and narrative of her subjects, leaving the simplified background setting to the viewer’s imagination.
Business & Finance
U.S. financial institutions can both make money and help alleviate poverty in Africa and throughout the developing world by investing in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in those countries.
Social Enterprise & Philanthropy
Heard of the flying doctors? That’s AMREF, or the African Medical and Research Foundation. But AMREF is so much, much more. On April 14th, AMREF USA will be hosting a fundraiser lunch and panel discussion entitled “Healthy Girls and Women = Healthy Africa” in New York City. Panelists and presenters include Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn, Richard Branson, and Ida Odinga, wife of Kenya’s Prime Minister.