Democracy Events

Burundi Country Consultation

September 27, 2011 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Africa Program
The content of this discussion was focused on the current situation in Burundi and the role of the government and the international community in the development process. Significant progress has been made in terms of securing peace and a degree of social and economic stability in Burundi, yet much work remains to ensure a sustainable democratic future.
Webcast

Crisis and Decisions in Cyprus: Euro-Contagion and Prospects for Reunification

September 21, 2011 // 10:00am11:00am
Global Europe Program
As Cyprus struggles to forgo being another player in the Eurozone debt calamity, many tough choices will have to be made in the coming weeks and months. Reshuffling the cabinet and tight fiscal policies could stiffen resolve behind austerity measures that, if adopted, could possibly see Cyprus through its economic crisis. For the first time in over half a century of the Republic’s history there is a call for early elections. These are certainly difficult times for Cyprus. With the coalition party, DIKO, pulling out and leaving AKEL the only party supporting the administration, the economy edging towards a bail-out, and the whole Mari fiasco explosion there is little room for any serious talks or remedies for successful negotiations with Turkish Cypriots. Can Christofias hold on to his post for the next 18-months of his presidency to regain voter confidence? Will Cyprus need an EU bail-out or can it pull through the economic crisis on its own? And in the wake of a politically feeble government and economy, what are the prospects for a settlement of the Cyprus problem?
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Women and Democratic Transition in the Middle East

September 20, 2011 // 9:00am1:00pm
Middle East Program
Women throughout the world are working towards viable democracies but not without challenges. NPR Journalist Jacki Lynden and Secretary General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women Asma Khader joined other women leaders from the Arab and Islamic regions to address these challenges and examine the influences of the Arab Spring on women.

On the Docket: The Legal and Media Worlds Look at the Supreme Court 2011 Term

September 19, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
United States Studies
Panelists will discuss the upcoming Supreme Court term and how the modern media covers our nation’s highest court.
René Mauricio Valdés, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative.
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Guatemala: A Post-Elections Assessment and Future Challenges

September 16, 2011 // 9:00am12:00pm
Latin American Program
A distinguished panel of experts will join us to discuss the primary electoral results as well as the country’s major security, political, and economic challenges.
Webcast

Fairness and Transparency in Cameroon's Next Presidential Election

September 13, 2011 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
A delegation of Cameroonian officials will present the government’s plans for the coming election as a backdrop to a discussion on how the international community can help ensure that democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and accountability are respected.
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Sudan: From the CPA to Separation

September 08, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Africa Program
After the conclusion of a conflict that spanned five decades, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement outlined a pathway to bring about the end of the bloodletting and the birth of a new nation: The Republic of South Sudan. Tim McKulka, a photographer with UNMISS, presents, "We'll Make our Homes Here" a book about Sudan through the eyes and words of Sudanese people.

Security Sector Reform in the DRC: Innovations and Complications

September 01, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
Africa Program
The United States has been engaged in Security Sector Reform (SSR) in the DRC since 2006. However, without strong political will to improve security, overall improvement has stagnated. The Congolese army, the FARDC, is still seen as a factitious group of rebel militias. What is the way forward for SSR in the DRC?

The Phenomenon of Solidarity: Pictures From the History of Poland, 1980-1981

August 29, 2011 // 5:00pm7:00pm
Cold War International History Project
The Phenomenon of Solidarity commemorates the 30th anniversary of the founding of the movement, and highlights formative moments in its history.
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USG's Support for Free and Transparent Elections in the DRC

August 09, 2011 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
Against the backdrop of protracted instability in the eastern Kivu provinces and the new priorities of the UN’s stabilizing mission in the DRC, the country is set to hold important presidential and legislative elections in November.

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