Democracy Events

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Elections and Democracy in El Salvador and Nicaragua

February 09, 2009 // 2:00pm4:30pm
Latin American Program
A panel of experts from both countries analyzed electoral trends and results and their implications for the future of democratic governance in the region.
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Democracy and Freedom as Fundamental Human Rights

December 04, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
Mrs. Eleonora Cercavschi, a human rights activist and the 2008 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, spoke on Democracy and Freedom as Fundamental Human Rights. The Honorable Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, and Samuel Donaldson, Chairman of the Wilson Council, and provided introductory remarks.
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Decentralization and Democratization of Natural Resource Management

April 28, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The forum examines the results of several studies in WRI's Representation, Equity, and Environment working paper series, which seeks to determine how developing countries' efforts to decentralize and democratize natural resource management (NRM) have affected local-level NRM and democracy.

Understanding Populism and Political Participation: A New Look at the "New Left" in Latin America

March 10, 2008 // 1:00pm5:15pm
Latin American Program
A seminar was convened to examine new forms of political participation and state-civil society interaction in Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.
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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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