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Rouhani at Two Years: An Assessment on the Cusp of a Nuclear Deal

June 25, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Attention during President Rouhani's first two years in office has understandably been focused on Iran’s nuclear negotiations with the P5+1. Yet these two years have also witnessed important developments—and conflicts—in the sphere of politics, the economy, human rights, and social policy. Our panel examined this broad spectrum of issues.

Victim’s Justice in the Aftermath of Genocide: Lessons from Efforts in the Balkans

June 24, 2015 // 10:00am11:00am
Global Europe Program
With the rise of transitional justice globally, the role of reparations in war has changed. This talk focuses on the global significance of reparations efforts in Balkan states in the aftermath of the 1990's genocide in Yugoslavia. Who can pursue reparations, in what venues, for what types of reparations, at what cost?
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Youth Repatriation in Guatemala: The Realities of Returning Home

June 16, 2015 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
This event features two of the authors of a new paper published by the Latin American Program on the repatriation of Guatemalan migrants. The paper is based on fieldwork conducted in Guatemala in March by four George Washington University graduate students.

To Have and to Hold: Gender Regimes and Property Rights in Twentieth Century Romania

May 20, 2015 // 10:00am11:00am
Global Europe Program
The meaning of citizenship has changed profoundly over the twentieth century, with women experiencing the most radical shifts in how their rights and duties have been defined and protected by the state. Visiting Scholar Maria Bucur follows the changes that have affected women in Romania in the area of property rights.
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An Enduring Revolution: Pakistani Women’s Collective Action for Change

May 05, 2015 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Asia Program
The role of women in many developing countries has traditionally been understood as that of a passive receiver of repression or services. Fouzia Saeed’s research findings challenge this view. At this event, Dr. Saeed will share the outcome of her work during her time as the Wilson Center’s 2014-15 Pakistan Scholar.
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Public Opinion and the Peace Process in Colombia

May 04, 2015 // 12:30pm2:30pm
Latin American Program
Researchers from Georgia State University have conducted an experimental national survey to measure public opinion regarding transitional justice and the legitimacy of a negotiated peace.
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Rethinking US International Broadcasting: A Conversation on Mission, Strategy, and Organization

April 22, 2015 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
By many accounts, U.S. international broadcasting’s mission is unclear, its attachment to U.S. foreign policy strategies tenuous, and its organizational structure ineffective. Many see the entire enterprise as broken. For a new assessment, “Reassessing U.S. International Broadcasting,” co-authors S. Enders Wimbush and Elizabeth M. Portale interviewed some 30 individuals with extensive experience in foreign policy strategy, international relations, international broadcasting, public diplomacy, and promotion of human rights and democracy. Join us in a discussion on the future of US international broadcasting.
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We Want What's Ours: Learning from South Africa's Land Restitution Process

March 19, 2015 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Africa Program
Professor Bernadette Atuahene led a discussion of her new book, We Want What’s Ours: Learning from South Africa’s Land Restitution Program (Oxford University Press, 2014). Her work is based on interviews that she conducted with over 150 South Africans who were forcibly removed from urban areas, and who received compensation through the land restitution program. The book provides an unbiased, bottom-up evaluation of the program’s successes and failures.

Creating Kosovo: International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions

March 11, 2015 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Global Europe Program
Dr. Skendaj will discuss his book, Creating Kosovo: International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions, which highlights efforts to build the police force, the central government, courts, and a customs service.
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Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Opportunities and Obstacles for Civil Society

February 26, 2015 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
The December 16, 2014, school massacre in Peshawar is a sobering reminder of the still-potent threat of militancy in Pakistan. Encouragingly, nongovernmental organizations have been developing grassroots initiatives to counter violent extremism. These promising efforts, however, have to this point not grown into a nationwide campaign. What does Pakistani civil society hope to achieve with its anti-extremism movement?

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