Past Events

Sudan: The Current Situation and the Way Forward

December 17, 2004 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Africa Program
A Director's Forum with Jan Pronk, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Sudan. At this briefing, Special Representative Pronk outlined his vision of the long-term role of the United Nations in promoting enduring peace and stability in Sudan, and provide an update of UN activities in the country. Streaming video of this event is also available.

Descentralización, iniciativas locales y ciudadanía

December 17, 2004 // 8:45am5:00pm
On December 17, 2004, Argentina@the Wilson Center together with the Inter-American Foundation and the PENT Foundation, organized in Buenos Aires a workshop on Decentralization, Local Initiatives, and Citizenship.

Will Russian Scientists Go Rogue? A Survey on the Threat and the Impact of Western Assistance

December 16, 2004 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Kennan Institute
Deborah Yarsike Ball, National Security Analyst, Proliferation and Terrorism Prevention Program, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and former Title VIII-Supported Short-term Scholar, Kennan Institute; Theodore P. GermberAssociate Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Role of Transnational Universities in a World with Transnational Challenges

December 16, 2004 // 9:00am10:00am
Technological, economic, and political changes over the past 25 years have altered the structure of many of the world's challenges. In this Director's Forum, Jeffrey S. Lehman, president of Cornell University, will discuss three of those challenges: the challenge of life in the age of the genome, the challenge of wisdom in the age of digital information; and the challenge of sustainability in the age of development. This video of this event is available here.

Towards a Stable State: Urban Revitilization in the Americas, Quito, Ecuador

December 15, 2004 // 11:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Fernando Carrion, Coordinator of the Program of Urban Studies at FLACSO (Ecuador); Hector Rivera, Sr. of ARD3 (Ecuador); Blair Ruble, Co-Director of the Comparative Urban Studies Project WWICS (USA); Ana Maria Goetschel, of FLACSO (Ecuador); Joseph Subiros, of GAO, Idees i Proyectes (Spain); Xavier Andrade, of The New School University; Paulo Ormindo de Azevedo, Universidade Federal da Bahia (Brazil); Lisa Hanley and Meg Ruthenburg Woodrow Wilson Center; Alejandra Valdes, Hexagrama Consultores; Hector Rivera, Sr. of ARD3 (Ecuador); Monica Moreira, Secretaría de la Fundación Marcha Blanca por la Seguridad y la Vida; Deputy Mayor Andres Vallejo; FLASCO Academic Sub-director Felipe Burbano de Lara; Joseph S. Tulchin Director of Latin American Program at WWICS; Gabriel Murillo, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá-Colombia; Alfredo Rodriguez, SUR Corporación de Estudios Sociales y Educación Chile; Silvia Fajre, Assistant Secretary of Patrimony and Secretary of Culture, Buenos Aires City Government; Diego Carrion, of Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito.

Engineers Needed: Framing the Gaps between International and Local Perspectives on Organized Crime in Bosnia-Herzegovina

December 15, 2004 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Christopher Corpora, Senior Analyst, US Department of Defense, and PhD Candidate, American University

The U.S.-R.O.K. Relationship: A Strong Foundation, A Bright Future

December 15, 2004 // 7:15am8:30am
Asia Program
The Honorable Christopher Hill, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. Co-sponsored with The Asia Society Washington Center.

The Kennan Institute at 30: Reflections on the Past and Visions of the Future

December 14, 2004 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Kennan Institute
Grace Kennan Warnecke, consultant, New York, and Member, Kennan Institute Advisory Council; James Billington, Librarian of Congress, and former Director, Woodrow Wilson Center; S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (CACI), Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and Co-founder, Kennan Institute; Thomas Simons, Director, Program on Eurasia in Transition, Davis Center, Harvard University, and Chairman, Kennan Institute Advisory Council

Multiethnic Ukraine: Myth and Reality

December 13, 2004 // 11:00am12:00pm
Kennan Institute
Serhiy Rymarenko, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv, and Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholar

The Future of American Citizen Engagement

December 13, 2004 // 7:00amDecember 14, 2004 // 2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program

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