Democracy Events

Environmental Advocacy and the Movement for Nuclear Safety in Kazakhstan

April 26, 2005 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
Kaisha Atakhanova, Director, Karaganda Ecological Center, and 2005 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner from Asia, describes how the people of Kazakhstan were able to successfully resist a proposed law that would allow foreign countries to dispose of nuclear waste products in Kazakhstan.

Meeting Rising Community Expectations: From Landslide Prevention to Harbour Enhancement in Hong Kong and Three Gorges Project in Mainland China

April 22, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
China Environment Forum
Featuring Professor Lee Chack Fan, University of Hong Kong.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Thirst

March 14, 2005 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
This film documents community efforts in Bolivia, India, and the United States to confront government plans to privatize water services.

The Dynamics of Democratization: Civil Society in East Europe, 1996-2002

March 09, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Christian Haerpfer, Reader in the Department of Politics, University of Aberdeen and 2004-2005 Wilson Center Fellow

A Leading Social and Political Activist Reflects on the New South Africa

March 09, 2005 // 8:30am10:00am
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with one of South Africa's most passionate and articulate voices. Described by Nelson Mandela as "his favorite opposition politician," Patricia De Lille has made a substantial mark on South African political life – first as a trade unionist, then as one of the nation's most forceful voices of liberation, and most recently, as a member of parliament. Download the full text of her statement.

Update on Croatia: EU Accession Process and Presidential Elections

February 28, 2005 // 11:30am12:30pm
Global Europe Program
Ivan Grdesic, Professor of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia and Former Ambassador to the United States

Albania at the Crossroads: Integration, Elections or Instability?

February 03, 2005 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Global Europe Program
Fatmir Mediu, President, Republican Party and Chair, Committee on European Integration, Albanian Parliament; Please note:**Sali Berisha, Former President of Albania and President, Democratic Party, has returned to Albania due to a death in the family.**

Securing the Balkans: Democracy, Development and Civil Society

February 02, 2005 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Global Europe Program
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Vitomir Popović, Ombudsman for Human Rights of the Serb Republic, Bosnia-Herzegovina;Jerko Ivankovic-Lijanović, Businessman and Vice President, People's Party for Work and a Better Future;Kosovo:Ylber Hysa, USIP Fellow and Vice President, ORA Party;Serbia-Montenegro:Vlajko Senić, Deputy Minister, International Trade and Tourism, Serbia;Simonida Kordić, Member, Serbian People's Democratic Party, Montenegro;Croatia: Vojislav Stanimirović, Member, Croatian Sabor (Independent Serbian Democratic Party).

Zimbabwe at a Crossroads: Civil Society and the Future of Constitutional Reform

January 27, 2005 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A forum with Zimbabwean political activist Lovemore Madhuku. Dr. Madhuku is the founder and President of the National Constitutional Assembly, a non-governmental organization that advocates constitutional reforms in Zimbabwe. He will discuss recent political developments in Zimbabwe and the future of the constitutional reform movement, especially in light of new regulations on NGOs and the upcoming parliamentary elections. After this event, Dr. Madhuku gave an interview to the Wilson Center's Dialogue television program.

Sudan: The Current Situation and the Way Forward

December 17, 2004 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Africa Program
A Director's Forum with Jan Pronk, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Sudan. At this briefing, Special Representative Pronk outlined his vision of the long-term role of the United Nations in promoting enduring peace and stability in Sudan, and provide an update of UN activities in the country. Streaming video of this event is also available.

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