Past Events

Reagan and Gorbachev : How the Cold War Ended

September 21, 2004 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Cold War International History Project
The last US Ambassador to the Soviet Union Jack F. Matlock Jr. discusses his recent book Reagan and Gorbachev : How the Cold War Ended. National Security Archive Director Thomas S. Blanton will provide comments.

Book Launch -- A Human Being Died that Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness

September 21, 2004 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Africa Program
A roundtable discussion with Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, on the North American launch of her recent book A Human Being Died that Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness, which won the Alan Paton Prize, the top literary honor in South Africa.

Iraq - From Despair to Hope: An Analysis of Tribal, Ethnic, and Religious Dynamics in Iraq Today

September 21, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Canon Andrew White, Residentiary Canon and Director of the International Centre for Reconciliation (ICR) at Coventry Cathedral; Eric Lane Fellow at Clare College, Cambridge; Archbishop of Canterbury's Special Representative to the Middle East. We are experiencing technical difficulties with the webcast. An archive video of this event will be available here at a later date.

Threats, Challenges and Change: The United Nations in the 21st Century

September 20, 2004 // 9:00am11:00am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Honorable Gareth Evans, Member of the UN's High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, President of the International Crisis Group, former Foreign Minister of Australia; Stewart Patrick, U.S. State Department Policy Planning Staff; Thomas Leney, Director of Programs, UN Foundation; Abiodun Williams, Head of Strategic Planning, Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General

Development Through the Lens of Peacemaking: the Role of Local Government Programming

September 16, 2004 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Mari Fitzduff, Professor and Director, Masters Program in Coexistence and Conflict, Brandeis University; Derick Brinkerhoff, Senior Fellow in International Public Management, Research Triangle Institute

Environment, Development, and Sustainable Peace: Finding Paths to Environmental Peacemaking

September 16, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The conference brings together 60 experts from 25 countries, to examine the role of minerals, forests, and water resources in promoting and preventing conflict.

Book Launch--Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World

September 15, 2004 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Theodore C. Bestor, Professor of Anthropology and Japanese Studies, Harvard University; Edward Lincoln, senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Economic Reform and Ethnic Cooperation in Post-Soviet Latvia and Ukraine

September 15, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Stephen Bloom, Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of California-Los Angeles and EES Research Scholar

Iraq - Syria's Crystal Ball

September 15, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Ammar Abdulhamid, DarEmar publishing house, Damascus, Syria; Visiting Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution

Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy: A Bait and Switch?

September 14, 2004 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Julie Mertus, Author of Bait and Switch; Tom Malinowski, Washington Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch

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