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Carrying Capacity: Should We Be Aiming to Survive or Flourish?

February 22, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"In the eyes of many governments, population has, as we all know, been a rather uncomfortable topic for a number of years," said Nobel Laureate Sir John Sulston, FRS, chair of the Institute for Science, Ethics, and Innovation at the University of Manchester and chair of the Royal Society's "People and the Planet" working group. Sulston and his co-panelists, Martha Campbell, president of Venture Strategies for Health and Development, and Professor Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue of Cornell University, encouraged active debate on a range of population dynamics and their connections to economic, environmental, and political futures.

A Blow to Democracy: Election Fraud, Corruption and Political Violence in Albania

February 08, 2011 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Erion Veliaj, a former civil society activist and coordinator of the Albanian opposition parties, discussed the demonstration held on January 21, 2011. The demonstration ended in violence, with four shot and killed by the Republican Guard. Prime Minister Sali Berisha characterized the event as an attempted coup d'état in an attempt to justify the violent response, and said that the demonstrators had been carrying weapons disguised as umbrellas. Veliaj argued at the meeting that these contentions were "ludicrous": according to Veliaj, this was just another in a number of peaceful demonstrations organized by the opposition to protest what they see were unfair elections in 2009. The Albanian government, Veliaj said, was trying to force the population to choose between stability and freedom.
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Obama Administration Relations with Central America: A Conversation with Seven U.S. Ambassadors

February 01, 2011 // 8:30am10:00am
Latin American Program
The ambassadors discuss U.S. policy priorities in Central America, including issues of organized crime, democratic governance, and trade.
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A Discussion with His Excellency Angelino Garzón, Vice President of the Republic of Colombia

January 26, 2011 // 4:30pm5:30pm
Latin American Program
Vice President Garzón, describes an ambitious program of domestic and foreign policy initiatives mapped out during the administration’s first months in office.

Can Women Help Make Peace Agreements Sustainable?

January 20, 2011 // 9:30am11:00am
Middle East Program
Jacques Paul Klein, Former United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative and Coordinator of United Nations Operations, Liberia; Suaad Allami, Director, Sadr City Women's Center and Legal Clinic, Iraq; Luz Mendez, Member of the Advisory Council of the Global Fund for Women, Guatemala; Alice Nderitu, National Cohesion and Integration Commission, Kenya; Roxana Cristescu, Project Manager and Mediation Adviser, Crisis Management Initiative; Carla Koppel, Director, Institute for Inclusive Security
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Iran Primer I: Domestic Politics

December 15, 2010 // 11:00am12:30pm
Middle East Program
Geneive Abdo, Director, Iran Program, The Century Foundation; Shaul Bakhash, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History, George Mason University; Robin Wright, USIP-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar
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Organized Crime in Central America

December 14, 2010 // 9:30am11:30am
Latin American Program
Panelists explore the specific, local dynamics of organized crime in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala and the transnational nature of the major criminal networks in the region.
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Honduras and the Inter-American System: One Year After

December 13, 2010 // 9:00am1:00pm
Latin American Program
A seminar was held to analyze Honduras' internal struggles and isolation from the Inter-American system.
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Expanding Access to Essential Maternal Health Commodities

November 30, 2010 // 8:30am10:30am
Maternal Health Initiative
The ninth meeting of the 2009-2010 Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health series addresses the challenges and strategies for expanding access to maternal health commodities.

Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women Are Transforming the Middle East

October 27, 2010 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Middle East Program
Isobel Coleman of the Council on Foreign Relations highlights how demographic changes are intensifying the notion that women's empowerment is key to the prosperity of the economies of Arab and Muslim-majority countries.

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