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Southeat Europe Project Announces Scholars for 2009

Jan 08, 2009
The Southeast Europe Project today announced its annual selection of Policy and Contributing Scholars and their corresponding research projects under the auspices of the Wilson Center for 2009, as follows:• Dr. Gulner Aybet of the University of Kent at Canterbury, on "Turkey and the Transatlantic Bargain: Time to Renegotiate?"• Dr. Ruby Gropas of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), on "Democracy in the Balkans" • Mete Hatay, International Peace Research Institute-Oslo, on "Migration and the Cyprus Conflict: Toward a Global Perspective"• Ioannis Tsorbatzoglou of the American College of Thessaloniki, on "A Decade of Development and Reconstruction in Southeast Europe."

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.

Institutionalized Ethnic Division in Bosnia: A Way Forward for Iraq?

Nov 01, 2007
The following is a consolidated summary of three reports prepared by Nida Gelazis, EES Program Associate; Robert Benjamin, Regional Director of Central and East European Programs at the National Democratic Institute; and Lindsay Lloyd, Regional Program Director for Europe, International Republican Institute. These reports were presented at an EES event held on September 11, 2007. Meeting Report 338.

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.

Read Martin Sletzinger's testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on "Central and Eastern Europe: Assessing the Democratic Transition"

Jul 25, 2007
To read his and other witness testimony at the July 25, 2007 Committee meeting click here

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