Events

A Cyprus Negotiations Update: Why Prospects for a Peaceful and Lasting Settlement are Improving

March 10, 2014 // 12:00pm1:00pm
The Cyprus dispute is more than a half-century old, yet the mood surrounding the latest round of UN-sponsored negotiations suggest that prospects for a peaceful and lasting settlement have markedly improved. Mr. Özdil Nami, representative of the Turkish Cypriot Community in charge of foreign affairs, will discuss the recent months’ developments, including the impact that regional hydrocarbon discoveries may be having on the talks, and what Turkish Cypriots hope to see happen as negotiations continue.

Remembering Alexandros Petersen, PhD

March 07, 2014 // 4:00pm6:00pm

Cyprus - Prospects and Challenges: Looking Ahead to 2014

February 28, 2014 // 12:30pm1:30pm
It has been forty years since hostilities divided the Republic of Cyprus, yet the discovery of hydrocarbon reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean indicate that 2014 could be a year of possibility for the island nation. The potential development of these hydrocarbon resources could provide an opportunity for Cyprus to become a major regional player.
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Why European Union Human Rights Diplomacy Matters

February 26, 2014 // 4:00pm5:00pm
The EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, will discuss the EU role and diplomacy for the advancement and promotion of human rights around the world. From Russia to China, Egypt, and Burma, and from freedom of expression and religion to the support for Human Rights Defenders, embattled NGOs and LGBTI persons, EU Human Rights diplomacy seeks to respond to the rising global challenges.

War Crimes, Youth Activism & Memory in the Balkans

January 27, 2014 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Past post-conflict justice processes in the Balkan region were comprised of a variety of protagonists, such as governments, international institutions, and civil society. Mechanisms to cope with mass atrocities committed during the conflict in the 1990s included international trials in The Hague, domestic trials in many of the former states of Yugoslavia, and several truth commission attempts. In recent years there has also been a rise in youth activism to confront war crimes.
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Political Dispossession of Roma in Contemporary Europe

December 05, 2013 // 2:00pm6:00pm
The Global Europe Program is pleased to host the 9th Annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Workshop - "Democracy, Human Rights, Entrenched Poverty: Political Dispossession of Roma in Contemporary Europe," featuring Dr. Angela Kocze, leading Hungarian Roma rights activist and a visiting assistant professor at Wake Forest University, NC.

Can the EU Really Become a Global Player?

November 13, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Mircea Geoana is a Senator, Chairman of the Joint Committee of the Romanian Senate and Chamber of Deputies regarding Romania’s Accession to the Schengen Area, and a prominent political figure in Romania.
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The Uncertainty of Freedom and the Freedom of Uncertainty

November 12, 2013 // 11:55am1:00pm
The Global Europe Program cordially invites you to attend the 14th Annual Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture featuring Ambassador Michael Zantovsky. This lecture is made possible with the support of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, the Embassy of the Czech Republic, the Friends of Slovakia and the American Friends of the Czech Republic.

Lessons from the Summer of Snowden: The Hard Road Back to Trust

November 07, 2013 // 11:00am12:00pm
This panel will discuss intelligence practices in post-9/11 world and the resulting disconnect between expectations of personal privacy and the logic of mass surveillance technologies.

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  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
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