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Adam Michnik, 2009 IRDL Awardee, Published in Der Spiegel

Oct 23, 2009
Adam Michnik, editor-in-chief of Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland's largest daily, and recipient of the 2009 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award, recently published an article in Der Spiegel, entitled "Will Year of Miracles be Squandered?"

2009 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Awardee Adam Michnik published by IP Global

Oct 23, 2009
2009 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Awardee Adam Michnik recently published an essay for IP Global entitled "Annus Mirabilis," which deals with the events of 1989 and the development of democracy in Eastern Europe over the past twenty years.

Adam Michnik to Receive 2009 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award

Jul 24, 2009
The Woodrow Wilson Center, the Ratiu Democracy Center, and the Ratiu Charitable Foundation are pleased to announce that Adam Michnik is the 2009 Recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award. The award will be presented at the Woodrow Wilson Center on December 3 during the Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture.

Iuliu Maniu Foundation to Honor 2008 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award Recipient Eleonora Cercavschi

Mar 09, 2009
Eleonora Cercavschi, recipient of the 2008 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award was honored by the Iuliu Maniu Foundation for her work defending children's right to be educated in their own language.

Eleonora Cercavschi, 2008 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Awardee, Featured by America.gov

Dec 10, 2008
Eleonora Cercavschi, recipient of the 2008 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award, was featured in an article on America.gov, published by the State Department's Bureau of International Information Programs.

Education is at the Heart of Ratiu Lecture

Dec 05, 2008
This month, the Woodrow Wilson Center hosts the fourth annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture. Previous awardees include Saad Eddin Ibrahim, an Egyptian democracy activist, and Belarusian democracy activist Anatoli Mikhailov, president of the European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Ion Ratiu Lecture Celebrates Democracy

Dec 03, 2008
On December 4, Moldovan human rights activist Eleonora Cercavschi, a high school principal in the volatile Transnistria region, will deliver the fourth annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture. She will discuss the right of children in Moldova to a quality education and to be educated in their native Romanian tongue.

Eleonora Cercavschi to Receive 2008 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award

Aug 01, 2008
The Woodrow Wilson Center, the Ratiu Center for Democracy, and the Ratiu Family Charitable Foundation, are pleased to announce that Eleonora Cercavschi is the 2008 Recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award. Mrs. Cercavschi is the principal of Stefan the Great High School (Stefan Cel Mare Si Sfint Lyceum) in Grigoriopol, Moldova. The award will be presented at the Woodrow Wilson Center on December 4, 2008, during the Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture.

Professor Anatoli Mikhailov Accepts the 2007 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award

Nov 07, 2007
On November 15, Professor Anatoli Mikhailov, one of the leading personalities fighting for democracy in Belarus, will be awarded the Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award at the Wilson Center. His lecture is entitled, "Democracy as a Challenge". This event is open to the public.

Anatoli Mikhailov is named the 2007 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Awardee

Sep 30, 2007
The Ion Ratiu Lecture is pleased to announce that the 2007 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture and Award is Professor Anatoli Mikhailov. Professor Mikhailov is one of the leading personalities fighting for democracy in Belarus.

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