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Justice Reform in Latin America: Why Is It So Difficult?

May 01, 2012 // 9:00am11:30am
Latin American Program
Efforts to strengthen the rule of law and reform judicial systems have been underway in Latin America for well over 25 years. What has been learned so far? What are opportunities and obstacles to produce change?

The Culture of Congress, Yesterday and Today

April 30, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
Many have commented on how much Congress has changed over the last 40 years for a variety of reasons, most noticeably from the increasing importance of political parties in the legislative process and their increased polarization from each other. In this roundtable discussion, former Members, congressional staff and area political scientists will discuss the ultimate question of whether there is any way to restore a greater measure of deliberation and bipartisan national problem-solving.

Tunisia’s Islamists Struggle to Rule

April 25, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
David Ottaway’s recent visit to Tunisia found Ennahda grappling with daunting challenges as it faces an intense struggle between militant Islamists and secularists and a battered economy.
OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza
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The Summit of the Americas: A Post-Summit Assessment

April 24, 2012 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Latin American Program
Latin America has weathered the worldwide recession admirably, and trade and investment ties are becoming stronger, OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza said in a recap of last week's Summit of the Americas.
Arab Spring
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The Arab Spring, a Year On: How’s America Faring?

April 23, 2012 // 9:30am11:00am
Middle East Program
Political changes in the Arab world have created a new landscape for the United States. Four experts on the region and its politics examined the impact of these changes on hopes for democratization and Arab-Israeli peace, as well as the future of American influence and interests.

Discussion with the Chairman of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission

April 20, 2012 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Africa Program
Chairman of Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Ahmed Issack Hassan, spoke on challenges and progress following the country's 2007 elections.

Has Vladimir Putin Always Been Corrupt? And Does it Matter?

April 16, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
President Vladimir Putin was “the person to know in St. Petersburg,” according to Karen Dawisha, Walter E. Havighurst Professor of Political Science and Director, Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami Universtiy, Oxford, Ohio, and Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, at a recent Kennan Institute event.
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Conversations with America: U.S. Engagement With the African Union

March 14, 2012 // 5:00pm
Africa Program
Dr. Michael Battle, U.S. Ambassador to the African Union, held a conversation with Steve McDonald, Africa Program Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on U.S. Engagement with the African Union.
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Assessing the Implications of the Russian Presidential Election

March 07, 2012 // 10:00am12:00pm
Kennan Institute
The Kennan Institute will sponsor a Moscow-Washington, DC seminar assessing the implications of the first round of the Russian presidential vote. U.S. commentators will be joined via video conference in Moscow with some of Russia’s leading political actors, including Alexei Navalny and Vladimir Ryzhkov.

Extractives, Equity and Conflict: Lessons from Work at Local, National and International Levels

February 14, 2012 // 9:30am11:30am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Hosted by the Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum, this forum will discuss trends and lessons learned in work on equity and the impacts of extractives industries (oil, gas and mining) in developing countries and will particularly highlight the effects on conflict.

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