Security and Defense Events

Atoms for Peace Conference 2003

December 07, 2003 // 11:00pm
International Security Studies
This two-day conference, cosponsored by the Division of International Studies, The College of William & Mary, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory,assessed the 50 year old legacy of the Atoms for Peace Proposal and also looked ahead at its relevance for dealing with nuclear energy, nonproliferarion, arms control, and terrorism.

Book launch--A Grand Strategy for America

October 29, 2003 // 2:30pm4:30pm
International Security Studies
Speaker and author: Robert J. Art, Christian A. Herter Professor of International Relations, Brandeis UniversityCommentator: Kenneth M. Pollack, Senior Fellow and Director of Research, The Saban Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings InstitutionThis event is co-sponsored by The Century Foundation.

Kenya after Moi

October 09, 2003 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Africa Program
A Roundtable Discussion with one of Kenya’s leading human rights advocates, Dr. Gibson Kamau Kuria, the recipient of both the Robert F. Kennedy 1988 Human Rights Award and the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Award.Dr. Kuria, a distinguished Kenyan lawyer, has for decades been at the center of Kenya’s struggle for constitutionalism and the rule of law. He has been repeatedly honored – for his defense of dissidents, for his mobilization of members of the Kenyan bar in resisting anti-democratic initiatives and practices, for his distinguished serve as a judge, and for his role in the campaign to restore political pluralism in Kenya. Recently, following the election of President Kibaki, Dr. Kuria was appointed to a tribunal established to inquire into allegations of judicial corruption; in addition, he is currently serving as assisting counsel to the commission enquiring into the infamous Goldenberg scandal. His presence in Washington will provide an opportunity to review Kenya’s recent political and constitutional evolution, and to assess Kenya’s human rights environment in post-Moi Kenya.

Macedonia between Conflict and Stability: Overcoming Corruption, Violence and Nationalism

September 24, 2003 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Ed Joseph, Former Director of the Macedonia Project, International Crisis Group, Current EES Research Scholar

The Human Dimensions of Environmental Security: Some Insights from South Asia

September 24, 2003 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Adil Najam and Atiq Rahman explore whether poverty is a necessary condition for environmental degradation and resource scarcity to lead to conflict and insecurity.

Kenya – From Moi To Kibaki

September 11, 2003 // 10:00am11:00am
Africa Program
An address by U.S. Ambassador Johnnie Carson, who has just returned to the United States following four years as Ambassador to Kenya. One of the Foreign Service’s most distinguished Africanists, Ambassador Carson has played a major role in assisting Kenya through a remarkably successful political transition. His address will focus on this transition – its meaning for Kenya and for Africa, and for American policy. Prior to his most recent Kenyan assignment, Ambassador Carson served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa. He has also served as Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ambassador to Uganda, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Botswana. In the aftermath of the Cold War, Ambassador Carson re-established an American diplomatic mission in Mozambique. In the 1980’s, on leave from the Foreign Service, he served for over four years as Chief of Staff to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa.

Visegrad, Vilnius and the Atlantic: What Can the New Democracies Bring to NATO?

September 10, 2003 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Philip Dimitrov, Former Prime Minister of Bulgaria and WWICS Public Policy Scholar

Proliferation Challenges After Iraq

June 24, 2003 // 12:00am
International Security Studies

Global Violence and Health: The Connections and Costs

June 11, 2003 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Etienne Krug of the World Health Organization presents WHO's new "World Report on Violence and Health," which details why violence is a major public-health problem and outlines how public policies can address its causes.

Albanian Perspectives on Euro-Atlantic Integration and Security Structures

May 12, 2003 // 10:00am11:00am
Global Europe Program
Pandeli Majko, Minister of Defense and Former Prime Minister, Republic of Albania

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