Democracy Events

Africa's Governance Challenge: Why Clientelism Remains the Greatest Impediment

March 25, 2014 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
Join us for a discussion on the challenge and impediment of clientelism in African politics and peacebuilding.
How We Lead

“How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change” A Conversation with The Right Honourable Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada

February 27, 2014 // 11:00am12:00pm
Canada Institute
Contemporary foreign policy is changing profoundly, as power disperses among nations, as well as to non-state actors and citizens. The Right Honourable Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada and long-time Foreign Minister, discussed the urgent need to reconcile cultural differences and build new alliances. Mr. Clark discussed his new book: How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change.
Photo by Mona Youssef
Webcast

Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: Women’s Political Participation in the Arab Uprisings and Beyond

January 30, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Middle East Program
Join us for a panel discussion where speakers will discuss key challenges and opportunities for women's participation and rights in various countries in the region. The event will highlight insights from a new CARE research report analyzing women’s political participation in countries such as Egypt, Yemen, and Morocco.
Webcast

Elections in Latin America

January 30, 2014 // 9:00am12:30pm
Latin American Program
A review of 2013 and looking forward to the 2014 elections in Latin America.
Webcast

A Conversation with Tereza Campello, Brazil's Minister of Social Development and Fight Against Hunger

January 29, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
On January 29th, the Brazil Institute and the World Bank will host Minister Tereza Campello and 10 years of the Bolsa Familia conditional cash-transfer program.

War Crimes, Youth Activism & Memory in the Balkans

January 27, 2014 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Past post-conflict justice processes in the Balkan region were comprised of a variety of protagonists, such as governments, international institutions, and civil society. Mechanisms to cope with mass atrocities committed during the conflict in the 1990s included international trials in The Hague, domestic trials in many of the former states of Yugoslavia, and several truth commission attempts. In recent years there has also been a rise in youth activism to confront war crimes.

The Role of Chinese Media in Fighting Corruption

January 16, 2014 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Corruption is high on the agenda for Chinese leaders, with Wang Qishan in charge, the release of a new five-year anti-corruption plan, and daily reports of officials facing corruption charges. Caijing's Washington DC Bureau Chief Jin Yan spoke on the role that Caijing and other media outlets play in China.

Crisis in South Sudan (This event will be held at USIP)

January 10, 2014 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
Since the middle of December the world's newest country, South Sudan, has been gripped by violence. What started as a political dispute has escalated into fighting across significant portions of the country.

Ukraine’s Unrest – A View from the Regions

December 19, 2013 // 2:30pm3:30pm
Kennan Institute
Western media coverage of the events in Kyiv has, understandably, focused on the protests in Kyiv. But what are the reactions in the rest of Europe’s largest country? Is the country as divided along East-West fault lines as it is frequently portrayed, or is the situation more complicated? Join us for a panel discussion with views from major cities around the country.
Webcast

The Curse of the Two-Thirds

December 09, 2013 // 11:00am12:30pm
Asia Program
Ali Riaz looks at “landslide elections” – where the winning side received close to two-thirds of the votes cast -- in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka over the past four decades.

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