The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at The George Washington University and the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award at the Woodrow Wilson Center co-hosted the 2009 World Youth Democracy Forum for DC-Area Students. The Forum featured 2009 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Awardee Adam Michnik.
Adam Michnik, a political activist and retired member of Poland's first democratic parliament, was presented the 2009 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award on December 3 at the Woodrow Wilson Center. At the event, Michnik delivered year's Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture: Democracy: Traps and Question Marks.
Adam Michnik, recipient of the 2009 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award and editor-in-chief of Gazeta Wyborcza published an essay in The Guardian on the role of Poland's Solidarity movement in the events of 1989.
Newly released NKIDP document analyzed in Yonhap News Agency article on North Korea's attempt to co-host the 1988 Seoul Olympics.Nov 02, 2009
CWIHP Senior Scholar Bernd Schaefer interviewed for O Estado de S. Paulo Newspaper Feature on the Berlin WallNov 01, 2009
NKIDP Coordinator James Person to deliver a talk on the origins and evolution of North Korea's Juche Thought at the University of Toronto.Oct 29, 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?"