Democracy Events

Brazil in the Global Arena

October 03, 2013 // 5:30pm6:30pm
Brazil Institute
On Thursday October 3, join GWU in the launch of their Brazil Initiative.

Why Communism Did Not Collapse: Understanding Authoritarian Regime Resilience in Asia and Europe

October 03, 2013 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Cold War International History Project
Martin K. Dimitrov, Associate Professor of Political Science at Tulane University, will speak on the puzzling durability of communist autocracies in Eastern Europe and Asia, the the longest-lasting type of non-democratic regime to emerge after World War I.

Leadership in the Asia-Pacific: The Road Ahead for Japan and the United States HELD IN TOKYO

October 02, 2013 // 10:00am5:30pm
Asia Program
Economic growth and stability in the Asia-Pacific is hardly a regional issue. The world at large has a major stake in ensuring peace and prosperity in the region, especially amid growing risks worldwide. In the fifth annual Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum to be held October 2 in Tokyo hosted by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the Wilson Center, experts from both countries will gather to discuss the outlook and challenges ahead for Japan and the United States to take leadership in the Asia-Pacific region.
Webcast

Consolidating a Culture of Peace in Africa: A Contribution to International Peace and Security

September 20, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Africa Program
The Honorable Blaise Compaoré, President of Burkina Faso, will give an in-depth look at the current security situation on the continent and will discuss the future challenges to peace in West Africa.
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Webcast

Somalia: A Conversation with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

September 20, 2013 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Africa Program
The Honorable Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, delved into both the economic and security challenges facing the country a year into the Federal Government’s tenure.

Can Culture be Shut Down? Bosnia's Cultural Institutions and World Heritage

September 20, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Global Europe Program
On October 4, 2012, Bosnia’s National Museum in Sarajevo closed its doors. Another six key cultural institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina likely face the same future, due to uncertain funding and legal status. On October 4, 2012, Bosnia’s National Museum in Sarajevo closed its doors. Another six key cultural institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina likely face the same future, due to uncertain funding and legal status

The Outlook of Brazil's Economy in a Tough Political Season

September 20, 2013 // 10:00am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
On Friday, September 20th, the Brazil Institute will host a panel of leading Brazilian economists.
Webcast

Somalia: Assessing the First Year of the Federal Government

September 19, 2013 // 10:00am1:00pm
Africa Program
This discussion entertained the economic and security dimensions prevalent in Somalia one year into the Federal Government’s taking of the reins.It consisted of two panels: Rebuilding Somalia’s Economy and Financial Sector; and Governance and Security in Somalia. Panel 2: Governance and Security in Somalia
Webcast

Enlarging the European Union

September 18, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Global Europe Program
The first enlargement was one of the most divisive and politically charged events in the history of the present-day European Union. French opposition to British membership meant that London had to wait more than a decade at the Community's door. Other countries, including Denmark and Ireland, whose requests for membership were tied to the coat-tails of the British applications, had to endure a similar wait. Enlarging the European Union focuses on the early history of the EU and in particular the role played by the European Commission, an institution whose aim was to gain influence over the Community's agenda and to shape its policies, including the issue of enlargement. Enlarging the European Union explores the Commission's interaction with the member states and the applicant countries between the years 1961 and 1973 and also the Commission's attempts to gain and wield influence over the first enlargement round.
Webcast

Springtime in Asia? Challenges Ahead for Asia’s Authoritarian States

September 17, 2013 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Wilson Center Senior Scholar Nobuo Fukuda will explore the expectations of democratic transitions in Asian nations like Burma, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, and China in the wake of the Arab Spring.

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