Democratic Transition Events

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Revolution and Women's Rights: The Case of Egypt

June 15, 2011 // 10:30am11:45am
Middle East Program
Calling in from Cairo via Skype, a panel of three women activists discuss the role of women before, during, and after Egypt's January 25th revolution. The panelists draw upon their perspectives on recent events.
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The Future of Women in the MENA Region, a Tunisian and Egyptian Perspective

June 02, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
Lilia Labidi, Minister of Women's Affairs for the Republic of Tunisia, and Moushira Khattab, former Minister of Family and Population for Egypt, discussed the role and expectations of women in the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions, as well as issues to consider as these two countries move forward.

Upheaval in the Middle East: What Is the Turkish Strategy?

May 12, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Global Europe Program
As a predominantly-Muslim democracy, ally of the West, a booming market economy and emerging “soft power”, Turkey has long been identified as a model for the political transformation in the Middle East. However, once the revolutions began, Turkey’s ability to contribute to democracy and stabilization appeared more limited than many thought.
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The Quality of Democracy in Latin America

May 11, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
Latin American Program
In the book The Quality of Democracy, co-editors Daniel Levine and José E. Molina provide an analysis of democratic systems and propose a theoretical foundation for the understanding of Latin American democracies.

Threats to the Free Press in the Baltic States: Assessing the Impact of Government Policies and the Financial Crisis

May 05, 2011 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Global Europe Program
The 2008 economic crisis had a dramatic impact on the societies and economies of the Baltic States. To give a sense of the scale: in Latvia, GDP plummeted from 11.9 percent in 1996 to -19 percent in 2009. Two journalists from the region, Inga Springe and Dainius Radzevicius, asserted that among the many other consequences of the crisis, it has had a significant impact on the quality of the media. The panelists discussed the impact that these developments may have on democracy in the region.
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Policing Democracy: Overcoming Obstacles to Citizen Security Reform in Latin America

May 02, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Latin American Program
In his new book, Mark Ungar reviews the full spectrum of areas needing change: criminal law, policing, investigation, trial practice, and incarceration.

An Incoherent Policy: Rule of Law Reform in Central Europe and Beyond

April 29, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Stephen Humphreys's analysis of rule of law theory and practice identified a wide gulf between the theory and the manner in which "rule of law" is promoted abroad. Moreover, according to Humphreys, the extraordinarily ambitious rule of law promotion project has devolved into an incoherent policy because it is treated simply as a technocratic exercise, with few resources and little controversy.

The Variable Impact of EU Conditionality: Differentiated Reforms in the Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina

April 20, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Since the Dayton Peace Accord was signed 16 years ago, the European Union (EU) has been actively involved in Bosnia and Herzegovina in various capacities and has created a number of local institutions to support its four current missions. At the same time, the complicated state institutional structure in Bosnia means that the EU must simultaneously interact with a number of local and state-level institutions. Mujo Hadzic discussed a central puzzle: Does EU conditionality work in such a complex environment? Given this institutional complexity, Hadzic argued, both the Bosnian government and the EU struggle to speak with one voice, which dilutes the EU's impact and diffuses the energies of Bosnian institutions.
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A Conversation with Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohamed Al-Khalifa

April 19, 2011 // 2:30pm3:30pm
Middle East Program
Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohamed Al-Khalifa, Minister of Finance, Kingdom of Bahrain

The Political Situation in Lebanon with an Eye on What is Happening in Syria

April 11, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
May Chidiac, Professor, Prominent Lebanese Media and National Figure

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