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Iran: Will Repression Succeed?

June 16, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
The Iranian government responded to the massive protests that followed the contested 2009 presidential election with a severe clampdown on dissent, including widespread arrests, show trials, press and internet controls and the silencing of opposition leaders. Iranians have remained quiescent during the "Arab spring" and the unrest that is shaking the Arab world. Our panelists examine whether this means repression has succeeded in Iran or whether the proponents of democracy and of the opposition Green Movement are merely biding their time.
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Revolution and Women's Rights: The Case of Egypt

June 15, 2011 // 10:30am11:45am
Middle East Program
Calling in from Cairo via Skype, a panel of three women activists discuss the role of women before, during, and after Egypt's January 25th revolution. The panelists draw upon their perspectives on recent events.

Iraq and the Arab Spring

June 08, 2011 // 9:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
Omar al-Mashhadani adresses these relevant questions: What are the demands of the protesters in Iraq? Would the situation in Iraq evolve to the same results of the other Arab countries? What are the potential setbacks in the democracy process?
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The Future of Women in the MENA Region, a Tunisian and Egyptian Perspective

June 02, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
Lilia Labidi, Minister of Women's Affairs for the Republic of Tunisia, and Moushira Khattab, former Minister of Family and Population for Egypt, discussed the role and expectations of women in the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions, as well as issues to consider as these two countries move forward.
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Brazil's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota

May 31, 2011 // 4:30pm5:30pm
Brazil Institute
A discussion with Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Brazilian Foreign Minister
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Taxation and Equality in Latin America

May 24, 2011 // 8:45am1:00pm
Latin American Program
This conference represents the beginning of an effort to help foster public debate and brainstorm concrete ways to mitigate the adverse effects of indirect taxation on the poor and reverse the high rates of tax evasion among the wealthy.

Talking Turkey: On the Heels of Elections and in the Midst of Arab Turmoil

May 18, 2011 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
“When it comes to the Arab revolts and Turkey’s relations with its near abroad, there are more questions than answers to be found,” claimed Cengiz Candar. He argued that Turkey’s foreign policy agenda seems to be complicated by its inconsistent approach to the revolutions in the Middle East and Turkey’s publicity-seeking Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu.
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Previewing the OAS General Assembly: Citizen Security in the Americas

May 16, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
Latin American Program
Public security officials from throughout the hemisphere will preview issues to be discussed at the General Assembly.

Upheaval in the Middle East: What Is the Turkish Strategy?

May 12, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Global Europe Program
As a predominantly-Muslim democracy, ally of the West, a booming market economy and emerging “soft power”, Turkey has long been identified as a model for the political transformation in the Middle East. However, once the revolutions began, Turkey’s ability to contribute to democracy and stabilization appeared more limited than many thought.
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The Quality of Democracy in Latin America

May 11, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
Latin American Program
In the book The Quality of Democracy, co-editors Daniel Levine and José E. Molina provide an analysis of democratic systems and propose a theoretical foundation for the understanding of Latin American democracies.

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