Past Events

Kenya after Moi

October 09, 2003 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Africa Program
A Roundtable Discussion with one of Kenya’s leading human rights advocates, Dr. Gibson Kamau Kuria, the recipient of both the Robert F. Kennedy 1988 Human Rights Award and the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Award.Dr. Kuria, a distinguished Kenyan lawyer, has for decades been at the center of Kenya’s struggle for constitutionalism and the rule of law. He has been repeatedly honored – for his defense of dissidents, for his mobilization of members of the Kenyan bar in resisting anti-democratic initiatives and practices, for his distinguished serve as a judge, and for his role in the campaign to restore political pluralism in Kenya. Recently, following the election of President Kibaki, Dr. Kuria was appointed to a tribunal established to inquire into allegations of judicial corruption; in addition, he is currently serving as assisting counsel to the commission enquiring into the infamous Goldenberg scandal. His presence in Washington will provide an opportunity to review Kenya’s recent political and constitutional evolution, and to assess Kenya’s human rights environment in post-Moi Kenya.

Ambassador Dennis Ross Discusses the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

October 08, 2003 // 12:30pm1:30pm
Ambassador Dennis Ross outlined the six options for peace that remain for the Israelis and Palestinians.

Leading the Way to Regionalization in East Central Europe: An Evaluation of Poland's Territorial and Administrative Reforms

October 08, 2003 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Jennifer Yoder, Associate Professor of Government and Director of the International Studies Program, Colby College

Spatial Dimensions of Poverty in Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States

October 08, 2003 // 9:00am1:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory

Serbia Transformed? Western Integration and Trans-Atlantic Security

October 07, 2003 // 12:00am
Global Europe Program
Conference on the political and security dimensions of Serbian relations with the U.S., European Union, NATO, and its Balkan neighbors. Generous support provided by Motorola (Greece).

Lost Crusader: The Secret Wars of CIA Director William Colby

October 06, 2003 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Cold War International History Project
John Prados presents his very detailed biography of former CIA spymaster William Colby.

Putin's Russia: Unaccountable Government, Irresponsible Citizens

October 06, 2003 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Masha Lipman, Editor, Pro et Contra, Carnegie Moscow Center

Changes Ahead in Ontario: An analysis of the October 2 Provincial Election

October 06, 2003 // 12:00am1:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute welcomed two experts on Ontario politics to analyze the Liberal win in the October 2nd Provincial Election, and give an idea of what might lie ahead, particularly in the realm of Canada-U.S. relations.

Book Launch--The Modern History of Iraq

October 02, 2003 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Middle East Program
Book launch and reception with Phebe Marr, Independent Scholar

CANCELLED: Burundi - Next Steps in the Peace Process

October 02, 2003 // 12:00am
Africa Program
You are cordially invited to attend an address by His Excellency, the President of Burundi, Domitien Ndayizeye. This past May 1st, in what was hailed by the international community as a significant step on the road to a Burundian peace, Domitien Ndayizeye, an ethnic Hutu, took over the presidency of Burundi’s Transitional Government from his Tutsi predecessor, Pierre Buyoya. President Ndayizeye will be arriving in the United States shortly after the conclusion of a regional summit that, while reportedly yielding some progress, did not succeed in producing a new power-sharing agreement between the government and the principal armed rebel group. President Ndayizeye will report on the outcome of this summit, and share his views of the current state of the Burundi peace process.

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