Democracy Events

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Brazil’s Vision on Internet Governance: Managing Sovereignty, Privacy and Technology

October 23, 2013 // 9:35am12:30pm
Brazil Institute
On October 23rd, the Brazil Institute, in partnership with the Canada Institute, hosted a discussion on the implications of Brazil's postponed state visit and the new proposed internet regulatory framework.

Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability

October 22, 2013 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Global food price spikes in 2008 and again in 2011 coincided with a surge of political unrest in low- and middle-income countries. Governments and philanthropic foundations have begun redoubling efforts to resuscitate agricultural research and technology transfer, as well as to accelerate the modernization of food value chains to deliver high quality food inexpensively, faster, and in greater volumes to urban consumers. But is this enough?
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Impacting the Future: Luvuyo Mandela’s Perspective

October 16, 2013 // 11:00am12:30pm
Africa Program
Luvuyo Mandela, Social Entrepreneur, delivered a keynote address on South Africa's story of struggle, hope, trial & error, and lessons learned. While South Africa has come a long way from the days of apartheid and oppression, and possesses a promising future, this generation feels the pressure to be a beacon of democracy, peace, and inclusion on the continent and for the world. Theirs is a task to maintain the positive momentum that will move the country forward. The youth are key to bringing this future to fruition and through active and engaged citizenship South Africa's promise can be realized.
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Democracy in Mexico: Political Reform and the Vote of Mexicans Abroad

October 15, 2013 // 9:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute
Francisco Guerrero, Electoral Councilor of the Federal Electoral Institute of Mexico (IFE), will present his book, The Vote of Mexicans Abroad: History, Reflections, and a Look toward the Future. Dr. Guerrero will also speak about current proposals for a political reform in Mexico and the evolving electoral system.

2013 Brazil Economic Conference

October 11, 2013 // 8:00am2:30pm
Brazil Institute
On Friday October 11, join the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, the Brazil Institute an the Brazil-US Business Council for a conference on ongoing bilateral economic relationship.
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The Meaning and Implication of the "Mensalão", Brazil's Largest Trial on Political Corruption

October 04, 2013 // 10:00am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
On Friday, October 4th, the Brazil Institute, São Paulo FGV Law School and American Univeristy College of Law will convene a panel of experts to debate Brazil's largest political corruption scandal.

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.
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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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