Food of the Gods

Food of the Gods

A prominent part of holiday festivities is chocolate, one of our most adored comfort foods. Chocolate is made from the beans (actually the seeds) of the pods that grow on the trunk and main branches of the cocoa plant. In a fitting tribute to the Mayan (and later the...
Beyond Gbagbo’s Last Stand

Beyond Gbagbo’s Last Stand

After the drama of Laurent Gbagbo’s capture in Abidjan, international attention has swung away from Cote d’Ivoire. At the precise moment when external voices for justice are most necessary, the cameras and critics seem to have moved on. Reducing Cote...

Ivory Coast at a Crossroads?

Please join us for a briefing on the turmoil in Côte d’Ivoire and its impacts on workers, as well as prospects for future development of workers’ organizations and democratic institutions. Speakers include: Emira Woods, Co-Director, Foreign Policy in...

Emira Woods on the 2010 – 2011 Ivory Coast Crisis

“It is important in the Ivory Coast, that the rule of law be respected, that the will of the Ivorian people be upheld, that the results of the elections be upheld. There must be attention paid to national healing, to national reconciliation, to making sure that...

Crisis in Cote d’Ivoire: What Impact on Women?

On 28 November 2010, Côte d’Ivoire held a second round of presidential elections, following a first round, which took place in October 2010 after several postponements. Fourteen candidates participated in the first round, and Alassane Ouattara and Laurent...
Film: The Dark Side of Chocolate

Film: The Dark Side of Chocolate

Join Tiffany Williams, Advocacy Director for the Institute for Policy Studies’ Break the Chain Campaign and Emira Woods, Co-Director of the Institute’s Foreign Policy In Focus project as we present a screening of The Dark Side of Chocolate, a documentary...

Has the UN Failed Cote d’Ivoire?

Polarised and violent political crises that recur in nation states signal that the political formulae adopted to resolve the crises have not worked. Such is the stark reality in Côte d’Ivoire. The United Nations’s (UN) strategy to oversee elections...

60-Second Expert: Afghanistan

Despite the Obama administration’s repeated assurances to the contrary, the war in Afghanistan has taken a turn for the worse since the troop surge. Public opinion in the United States, NATO countries, and Afghanistan itself increasingly oppose the war....