Past Events

Accountability for Wartime Presidents in Russia and the United States

March 17, 2003 // 11:00am12:00pm
Kennan Institute
Martha Merritt, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Fellow, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Notre Dame University, and former Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute

Judicial Reforms in Putin's Russia

March 13, 2003 // 2:30pmDecember 31, 1969 // 2:00pm
Kennan Institute
Veniamin Yakovlev, Chief Justice, Supreme Arbitration Court of Russia

Exploring Sustainable Agriculture in China

March 12, 2003 // 11:00pm
China Environment Forum

From the Green Revolution to the Biotechnology Revolution: Food for Poor People in the 21st Century

March 12, 2003 // 9:00am10:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
In this Director's Forum, Rockefeller Foundation President Gordon Conway discussed ways Africa can feed its population, particularly by better utilizing science and technology.

Nanotechnology: Real Revenues Today and Impacts on the U.S. Economy

March 11, 2003 // 11:45am4:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
The Center's Foresight and Governance Project seminar "Nanotechnology: Real Revenues Today and Impacts on the U.S. Economy” featured four leading nanotechnology firms with current products on the market – Nano-tex, Hyperion Catalysis, Inmat, and Optiva - and a renowned panel with Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, Phil Bond, Undersecretary of Technology at Commerce, and Mark Modzelewski of the NanoBusiness Alliance. Video of Seminar (RealPlayer)

Challenges of Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Iraq

March 10, 2003 // 11:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Kenneth Bacon, President and CEO of Refugees International; Patrick Clawson, Deputy Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy; and Bathsheba Crocker, 2002-2003 Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow

The Trans-Atlantic Security Imperative: A Bulgarian Perspective

March 10, 2003 // 11:00pm
Global Europe Program
Policy Forum featuring Ivo Yordaov Ivanov, Deputy Defense Minister for Bulgaria

Jumpstarting Democracy: Novgorod as a Model of Rapid Social Change in Russia

March 10, 2003 // 11:00am12:00pm
Kennan Institute
Nicolai Petro, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Rhode Island

The North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950

March 07, 2003 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Cold War International History Project
Charles Armstrong will present his new book, "The North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950." A discussion will follow chaired by Dr. Katharine Moon and featuring comments by Selig S. Harrison and Dr. Kathryn Weathersby.

Congress and Homeland Security: Politics, Process, and Prospects

March 07, 2003 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Congress Project
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Congress moved quickly not only to give the President authority to use force abroad against those responsible, but also to shore up the nation's internal defenses against terrorism. It enacted measures in such areas as aviation and port security, and bioterrorism. But it took nearly a year to resolve differences over creating a Department of Homeland Security that brings together 170,000 federal employees from 22 federal agencies with a budget of nearly $40 billion--the biggest executive reorganizion in a half-century. This seminar explored the interplay of politics and processes in Congress to address this new challenge as well as the outlook for the future.

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