Past Events

Slavery and the Making of America

February 09, 2005 // 11:00pm
United States Studies

The Black Swan: The 21st Century Challenge for Public Policy

February 09, 2005 // 12:30pm2:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
What you think you know may not matter. What you don't know certainly will. And why you are unlikely to know what matters in time. A discussion with with Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Ph.D.

Live Webcast: U.S.-Iran Relations After the Palestinian and Iraqi Elections

February 09, 2005 // 11:30am1:00pm
Middle East Program
Ken Pollack, Director of Research, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution; Hadi Semati, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Law and Political Science, Tehran University, Iran.The video of this event is available here.

An End to the Beginning of War: The OSCE's Role in Conflict Prevention in Macedonia and Kosovo

February 09, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
P. Terrence Hopmann, Professor of Political Science, Brown University and 2004-2005 Wilson Center Fellow

Book Launch: Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader, North Korea and the Kim Dynasty

February 09, 2005 // 3:00am4:30pm
Cold War International History Project

Gaining Ground: Lessons from the Preliminary Findings of Madagascar's New Demographic & Health Survey

February 08, 2005 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
After decades of improvement, the health of women and children across sub-Saharan Africa is declining. In Madagascar, however, it is on the upswing: the new 2003-2004 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) reveals great improvements in fertility as well as maternal and child health.

Darfur, Southern Sudan and Northern Uganda: The Quest for a Comprehensive Peace

February 07, 2005 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Africa Program
A special briefing by John Prendergast, Special Advisor to the President of the International Crisis Group. Having just returned from the region, Prendergast focused on the relationship between the current crisis in Darfur, the recent peace agreement in Southern Sudan, and the ongoing conflict in Northern Uganda. Streaming video of this event and a Dialogue interview are also available.

Economic Relations between China and Russia: Development and Potential

February 07, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Kennan Institute
Richard Lotspeich, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Indiana State University, and former Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute

NAFTA and the Future of North America

February 07, 2005 // 8:30am3:00pm
Canada Institute
Panelists discussed issues of governance, economic development, and labor movements since the signing of NAFTA, noting the extent to which national expectations have been met, and, in particular, the way in which laborers in the three NAFTA countries will benefit from future negotiations.

Vladimir Putin and Russia's Course: An Exchange of Views

February 04, 2005 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Kennan Institute
Nicolai N. Petro, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Rhode Island, and former Short-Term Scholar, Kennan Institute; Michael McFaul, Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford University, and Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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