Governance Events

A Conversation with H.E. Porfirio Lobo Sosa President of the Republic of Honduras

October 05, 2011 // 12:45pm2:30pm
Latin American Program
A private, off-the-record exchange with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa was hosted by the Latin America Program. The President addressed questions of governance, security, and U.S.-Honduran relations.
Peter Reddaway

The Evolution of Soviet Policies towards Dissidents

September 26, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
The talk will focus mainly on the factors that went into Soviet decision-making regarding policy towards dissident groups, and how the factors varied depending on the time period and the nature of each group. The speaker will also make use of archival materials that show how seriously the Soviet leaders took dissident issues and how the Politbureau was sometimes divided and even paralyzed for a year or two over what to do about them.
René Mauricio Valdés, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative.
Webcast

Guatemala: A Post-Elections Assessment and Future Challenges

September 16, 2011 // 9:00am12:00pm
Latin American Program
A distinguished panel of experts will join us to discuss the primary electoral results as well as the country’s major security, political, and economic challenges.
Webcast
Podcast

Cuba's New Emerging Market Strategy: Has the United States Made Itself Irrelevant?

August 04, 2011 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Latin American Program
Critically, can a south-south emerging market strategy offer a new vision for the Cuban economy and pull it out of its low-investment, low-growth trap? And what does Cuba's south-south strategy mean for US policies toward Cuba?
Webcast

Libya: Death of an "Idea"?

July 12, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Even though neither the members of the Transitional Council nor the international community have expressed the willingness to see Libya divided, and continue to pay lip service to the "idea" of one united Libya, de facto, they are preparing for such a possibility. Karim Mezran provides analysis of the evolution of the revolt, its dynamics, and its potential outcomes.
Webcast

Countdown to 2012: Mexico's Electoral Landscape in the Year Ahead

July 08, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Mexico Institute
A diverse team of experts discussed Mexico’s political landscape as the country prepares for presidential elections in 2012. They examined prospects for the major candidates and parties, how the economy, security and foreign relations are likely to be debated, and the health of Mexico’s electoral system.
Webcast

Sexual Violence and the Political and Security Implications in the Congo

June 30, 2011 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
Dr. Denis Mukwege, Director of the Panzi Hospital, discusses a range of timely issues that concern the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Iraq and the Arab Spring

June 08, 2011 // 9:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
Omar al-Mashhadani adresses these relevant questions: What are the demands of the protesters in Iraq? Would the situation in Iraq evolve to the same results of the other Arab countries? What are the potential setbacks in the democracy process?
Webcast

Taxation and Equality in Latin America

May 24, 2011 // 8:45am1:00pm
Latin American Program
This conference represents the beginning of an effort to help foster public debate and brainstorm concrete ways to mitigate the adverse effects of indirect taxation on the poor and reverse the high rates of tax evasion among the wealthy.

Talking Turkey: On the Heels of Elections and in the Midst of Arab Turmoil

May 18, 2011 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
“When it comes to the Arab revolts and Turkey’s relations with its near abroad, there are more questions than answers to be found,” claimed Cengiz Candar. He argued that Turkey’s foreign policy agenda seems to be complicated by its inconsistent approach to the revolutions in the Middle East and Turkey’s publicity-seeking Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu.

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