Past Events

Security Dilemmas in Central Asia: Competition for Influence

September 23, 2003 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Middle East Program
Speakers: Mehrdad Haghayeghi, Associate Professor of Political Science, Southwest Missouri State University; Peter Sinnott, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Affairs, Harriman Institute, Columbia University; Nikolai Zlobin, Director, Russian and Asian Programs, Center for Defense Information.Chair: Robert Hathaway, Director, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson Center.This event is co-sponsored with the Kennan Institute and the Asia Program.

A Single Payer, Universal Health System? Current U.S. Proposals and the Canadian Model

September 23, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
Gregory Marchildon and Pierre-Gerlier Forest discussed the evolution of the Canadian plan of the single payer, universal health care system and its applicability as a model for the United States.

Congress and the Politics of Deficits

September 22, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
with Rep. John Spratt (D-SC);Rudoph G. Penner, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute;Professor James Thurber, The American University;Andrew Taylor, CQ Weekly

A Conversation with Songul Chapouk, Member of the Iraqi Governing Council

September 22, 2003 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Songul Chapouk, Member of the Iraqi Governing Council

A View From Inside Syria

September 22, 2003 // 4:00am5:00pm
Middle East Program
Ammar Abdulhamid, Project Coordinator, DarEmar (Damascus, Syria)

Conflict and Peace in Colombia: Consequences and Perspectives for the Future

September 22, 2003 // 12:00am
Latin American Program
Held just over one year after President Álvaro Uribe took office, this conference was designed to evaluate the political, military, economic, and social policies of the Uribe government and their contribution to the possibility of a peaceful settlement of Colombia's internal conflict.

Perspectives on Urban Poverty in Latin America

September 17, 2003 // 9:00am6:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory

Women, Islam and Human Rights in Africa

September 17, 2003 // 9:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Speakers: Ayesha Imam, Coordinator, Baobab, Nigeria; Sondra Hale, Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies, UCLA; Mounira Charrad, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Center for Middle East Studies, University of Texas at Austin; and moderated by Mary Osirim, Professor of Sociology and Co-Director, Center for Ethnicities, Communities and Social Policy, Bryn Mawr College. This event is co-sponsored with the Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Project.

Latino Leaders and the Challenges of Latino Political Incorporation

September 16, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Latin American Program
Panelists:Carlos Manzano, Democratic State Committemember, New YorkJuan C. Zapata, State Representative, FloridaAna Sol Gutierrez, State Delegate, MarylandModerator:Margarita Studemeister, Associate Director, Pew Hispanic CenterLocation: 6th floor board room

Aspects of Film: Friedkin on the Movies

September 16, 2003 // 11:00am12:00pm
A Director's Forum with William Friedkin, Hollywood FilmmakerFriedkin’s film credits include The French Connection (which won an Academy Award in 1971), The Exorcist (1973), andRules of Engagement (2000).

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