Society and Culture Events

Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health: Part 1 of 6

July 07, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
This meeting was the first in a series of six that examines the intersection of reproductive health and gender issues in the Islamic world. This meeting provides an overview of general demographics in the region, and the perspectives of Islam on family planning and contraceptive use.

The End of Globalization and the Resurgence of the Nation-State

May 06, 2004 // 5:00pm6:00pm
Canada Institute
Essayist and novelist John Ralston Saul critiqued the theory of globalization, noting that the "emotional nature" of economic theories and stated that they have a life span of about 25 to 50 years. He predicted that we are now in a period of transition and that the economic theory of globalization will be abandoned over the next five years.

Can We Keep the Poor Warm in Transitioning States? Problems of Social Protection in Eastern Europe

April 07, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Michael Cain, Associate Professor of Political Science, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Globalization and Well-Being

February 03, 2004 // 3:30pm11:00pm
Canada Institute
The Donner Canadian Foundation established the Donner Prize for the best book on Canadian public policy, and the 2003 winner of the Donner Prize, John F. Helliwell, discussed his thought-provoking book, Globalization and Well-Being.

Approaching the Roma from a Human-Development Perspective

November 04, 2003 // 11:00am1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Central and Eastern European countries will become successful members of the European Union only if the Roma, the region's largest ethnic minority, become fully integrated through jobs, education, health care and political participation. So argues The Roma in Central and Eastern Europe: Avoiding the Dependency Trap, a path-breaking report that UNDP released earlier this year. The report looks at Roma realities from a "human development" perspective, an approach pioneered by UNDP over a decade ago. In particular, the report broadens the human-rights debate concerning the Roma to include larger developmental issues.

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

A Single Payer, Universal Health System? Current U.S. Proposals and the Canadian Model

September 23, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
Gregory Marchildon and Pierre-Gerlier Forest discussed the evolution of the Canadian plan of the single payer, universal health care system and its applicability as a model for the United States.

Canadian Anti-Americanism: Before and After 9/11

May 22, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
Reginald C. Stuart explored five varieties of anti-Americanism within Canada, their historical roots, and lines of argument. He questioned what such expressions expose about Canadians themselves, their view of America, and their potential power in the current and future Canada-U.S. relationship.

Containing Ethnic Conflict:
A Mediator's Efforts in Yugoslavia, 1991-1996

April 30, 2003 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Global Europe Program
Geert-Hinrich Ahrens, Ambassador, Former Head of the OSCE Presence in Albania, and Wilson Center Fellow

Shaking Off the Shakedown State? Crime and Corruption in Post-Ohrid Macedonia

February 26, 2003 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Robert Hislope, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Union College, and Title VIII JSTS alumnus5th floor conference room

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