Djukanovic said that his country is in an "encouraging place," and noted that it has "fulfilled all realistic expectations" required thus far in order to be accepted as a full NATO member state. He pointed to progress made on the seven negotiating chapters that have been opened, including the chapters with the most complex requirements.
The event featured commentary from leading scholars and practitioners in the field of international financial regulation, as well as officials from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and US treasury department. Throughout the symposium, the experts expressed their views on what they believed were the most pressing issues facing the international financial system, and what methods should be used to improve the system in the future.
Despite the “never again” rhetoric that followed the 1994 Rwandan genocide, terrible violence in some African states—such as the Central African Republic, Somalia, and South Sudan—persists, and the international response to these crises has generally been slow and inadequate. The twentieth anniversary of the genocide is cause for reflection, and the Africa Center hosted an event on Tuesday that addressed the question of what, if anything, the international community has learned about preventing genocide since 1994. The event featured H.E. Mathilde Mukantabana, Rwandan ambassador to the United States, Jonas Claes, senior program officer at the US Institute for Peace, and E.J. Hogendoorn, deputy director for Africa at the International Crisis Group, in a panel discussion moderated by Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham.