March 01, 2014 // 9:00am — March 02, 2014 // 5:00pm
Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
The Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich will host a conference aiming to collect evidence about the hitherto overlooked global dimensions of the NPT at the time of its creation. CSS invites papers on both the multilateral negotiations leading to the treaty's text and the national perspectives on the nascent nonproliferation agreement.
February 28, 2014 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
The purge and execution of Jang Sung Taek was caused by the combination of a struggle over economic interests and political power as well as shortcomings of the Military-first System. While it is too early to determine what the consequences of Jang’s execution are in terms of the political stability and future policy directions of the Kim Jong Un regime, this panel will explore some possibilities, particularly in terms of inter-Korean relations.
February 28, 2014 // 12:30pm — 1:30pm
Global Europe Program
It has been forty years since hostilities divided the Republic of Cyprus, yet the discovery of hydrocarbon reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean indicate that 2014 could be a year of possibility for the island nation. The potential development of these hydrocarbon resources could provide an opportunity for Cyprus to become a major regional player.
February 27, 2014 // 2:00pm — 3:00pm
This event is webcast only.
February 27, 2014 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Contemporary foreign policy is changing profoundly, as power disperses among nations, as well as to non-state actors and citizens. The Right Honourable Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada and long-time Foreign Minister, discussed the urgent need to reconcile cultural differences and build new alliances. Mr. Clark discussed his new book: How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change.
February 26, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
Global Europe Program
The EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, will discuss the EU role and diplomacy for the advancement and promotion of human rights around the world. From Russia to China, Egypt, and Burma, and from freedom of expression and religion to the support for Human Rights Defenders, embattled NGOs and LGBTI persons, EU Human Rights diplomacy seeks to respond to the rising global challenges.
February 26, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to the presentation of a new book by Guillermo Valdés Castellanos, The History of Drug Trafficking in Mexico (La historia del narcotráfico en Mexico). Mr. Valdés will present an inventory of the people involved in drug trafficking organizations and the mechanisms they have employed to build their networks.
February 25, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
With international troops withdrawing from Afghanistan, Afghan efforts to promote security will increasingly be taking center stage. This event examines the extent to which Afghan nongovernment organizations (NGOs) can help achieve stability.
February 25, 2014 // 1:30pm — 2:30pm
Over the past few months, Mexico’s PAN party has emerged as the pivotal ally for President Enrique Peña Nieto’s PRI government. In December 2013 it was the PAN which supported the government’s constitutional reform of the energy sector. The leader of the PAN, Gustavo Madero, was instrumental in not only achieving that consensus, but in shaping the legislation itself.
February 25, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Latin American Program
The Latin American Program, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion of the region's recent gains in reducing poverty and inequality.