Democracy Events

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Democracy as a Challenge - The 2007 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture, with Anatoli Mikhailov

November 15, 2007 // 3:00pm5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
On November 15, 2007, the Woodrow Wilson Center co-hosted the third annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture in collaboration with the Ratiu Family Foundation and the Ratiu Democracy Center. The recipient of this year's award, Dr. Anatoli Mikhailov, Rector of the European Humanities University, currently in exile in Vilnius, Lithuania delivered a speech on Democracy as a Challenge. An introduction by former ambassador to Belarus, David Swartz, preceded Professor Mikhailov's address.

4th Annual Serbian-American Lecture: Of Novelty and Oblivion, What Can We Learn From Dissidents under Communism

April 10, 2007 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Aleksa Djilas, Writer, Sociologist and Historian, Belgrade, Serbia

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Any Future?

March 28, 2007 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Neven Andjelic, Visiting Fulbright Scholar with the Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, University of California-Berkeley
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Reinventing the OSCE for the New Century: The Case for U.S. Leadership

March 26, 2007 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Global Europe Program
Ambassador Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, Secretary General, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
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Book Discussion: Democracy in Europe: The EU and National Polities by Vivien A. Schmidt

December 19, 2006 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Global Europe Program
Vivien A. Schmidt: Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration in the Department of International Relations at Boston University. Desmond Dinan: Jean Monnet Professor at the George Mason School of Public Policy.
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Liberia in Transition: A Discussion With the UN Panel on Liberia

December 12, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Africa Program
Members of the UN Panel of Experts on Liberia discuss the impact of Liberia's resources on West Africa's wars, how effective sanctions were in shutting down the conflicts, and whether it is time to restore control of the country's natural wealth to the newly elected national government.
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How Swaziland's Governance Model and AIDS Crisis Intersect

December 05, 2006 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
A briefing on recent developments in Swaziland. Panelists will discuss a wide range of social and economic challenges currently facing Swaziland, namely its economic growth, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, and the government's handling of opposition parties.
Webcast

The 2006 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture: Are There Democracy Lessons Arabs Can Learn From Eastern Europe?

November 30, 2006 // 3:30pm5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
Dr. Saad Ibrahim, professor at the American University in Cairo and the recipient of the 2006 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award delivered the 2nd annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture key-note address: Are There Democracy Lessons Arabs Can Learn From Eastern Europe? Introductory remarks were provided by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed.

Hobbesian Peace: Sources of Failure in the Nation Building "Success" Story in Kosovo

November 29, 2006 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Whit Mason, Author and Former Public Affairs Strategist for the United Nations Mission in Kosovo

Foreign Policy Under a Conservative Government

October 30, 2006 // 7:30am4:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute and the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI) co-sponsored CDFAI's 2006 Annual Conference, "Foreign Policy Under a Conservative Government: An Interim Report Card," which looked at the Harper government's record on foreign policy, defense, and development.

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