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Mexico's Presidential Elections: Implications for the U.S. Relationship with its Neighbor Next Door

June 28, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Once every twelve years, presidential elections in Mexico and the United States fall in the same year. Mexico Institute Director Andrew Selee and Senior Associate Eric L. Olson examined the current political landscape in Mexico and the implications for the 2012 presidential elections in both countries.

Morocco in Transition: The Arab Spring Lives On

June 27, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Ahmed Herzenni, a member of the commission that drafted the new Moroccan constitutional amendments, discussed the document, focusing on the political and social climate that led to its writing and the main changes it proposes.

The Working Group on the Western Balkans: Confronting Illegitimacy

June 27, 2011 // 10:00am3:00pm
Global Europe Program
The EU and the US agree that the long-term goal for the Western Balkans is European integration. For a variety of reasons, however, progress on this goal has stalled. This series aims at launching a discussion on the hurdles to enlargement in the Western Balkans, the tools available to various international actors in the region, and how these resources might best be applied to reach the goal of integration most efficiently. These meetings, therefore, address issues that are at the core of the making the Transatlantic relationship work.

Turkey's Elections: Great Expectations for Democratization or Business as Usual?

June 16, 2011 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Global Europe Program
Fuat Keyman, Director, Istanbul Policy Center and Professor of International Relations, Sabanci University (Turkey)
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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.

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