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, 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?"
The Southeast Europe Project is now accepting applications for the 2011 grant period.
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 CercavschiMar 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.
Der Warschauer Pakt - Von der Gründung bis zum Zusammenbruch (1955 - 1991), the new book by WES Director Christian Ostermann with Torsten Diedrich and Winfried Heinemann, was recently reviewed on German Radio.
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, 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.
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.
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.