Democracy Events

Webcast

Springtime in Asia? Challenges Ahead for Asia’s Authoritarian States

September 17, 2013 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Wilson Center Senior Scholar Nobuo Fukuda will explore the expectations of democratic transitions in Asian nations like Burma, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, and China in the wake of the Arab Spring.
Webcast

The Changing Contours of Civil Society in China: The Growth of Grassroots NGOs and Public Advocacy

July 18, 2013 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The recent Chinese leadership transition is a useful opportunity to re-evaluate the current state of Chinese civil society. Is the space for civil society growing or shrinking in China? Is the concept of civil society even relevant today? Shawn Shieh, Director and Editor of China Development Brief, China's longest-running platform reporting on China's civil society, social development and philanthropic sectors will discuss the Brief's most recent findings.
Podcast

Briefing: Egypt in Crisis

July 11, 2013 // 10:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
In this audio briefing, experienced observers on the ground in Cairo and analysts from the U.S. examine the ouster of President Morsi, the path to democracy, and the implications for political Islam in the region.

Protests in Brazil: Why now? What do they mean?

July 03, 2013 // 8:30am10:00am
Brazil Institute
The Brazil Institute and the Inter American Dialogue convene a panel to discuss the ongoing protests in Brazil.
Podcast

Briefing: Egypt on the Brink

July 01, 2013 // 10:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
In this audio briefing, experienced observers on the ground in Cairo and analysts from the U.S. examine the protests in Egypt and the possibilities for government reaction.
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Turkey and the Arab Spring

June 13, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Global Europe Program
Members of the Turkish Foreign Ministry’s Strategic Research Center will discuss Turkish Foreign Policy in the Middle East in the context of the Arab Spring. They will try to shed light on the factors that influenced Turkey's response to the democratic uprisings of the last three years, with special emphasis on the Syrian case. The Strategic Research Center is the Ministry's in-house think-tank to establish channels of communication between policy makers and the academic and research community. It also works as a consultative body to provide foreign policy decision makers with scholarly assessments of relevant issues and reviews Turkish foreign policy with a future perspective.
Webcast

The Current Political Situation in Myanmar: Perspectives from the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw

June 13, 2013 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Members of Parliament from Myanmar discuss the current political situation in their country and the road ahead.

Reform, Revolution or Status Quo? Regional Dynamics in a Changing Arab World (hosted at USIP)

June 12, 2013 // 10:00am11:30am
Middle East Program
Some experts predicted that the “Arab Spring” rebellions would widen the strategic, political, and even ideological gap between Arab states undergoing dramatic change and those defending the status quo. In fact, no such clear breach has occurred. Instead, Dawisha argues that sectarian tensions and economic constraints have dampened the potentially “incendiary” effect of the Arab political revolts. Please join us at USIP for an engaging discussion on these dynamics in the Middle East with Dawisha, the State Department’s Dafna Rand, and USIP’s Daniel Brumberg.

Чи існують в Україні рейдерство та корупція

June 11, 2013 // 10:00am1:00pm
Kennan Institute in Ukraine
11 червня 2013 року в Інституті законодавства Верховної Ради України відбувся круглий стіл на тему: «Чи існують в Україні рейдерство та корупція?» В роботі круглого столу брали участь провідні вчені, юристи, співробітники Інституту законодавства та Київського проекту Інституту Кеннана.

Сучасна ситуація в Україні

June 10, 2013 // 10:00am1:00pm
Kennan Institute in Ukraine
10 червня 2013 року відбувся черговий семінар випускників Інституту Кеннана, присвячений обговоренню проблем сучасного економічного і політичного розвитку України. У роботі семінару брали участь: Наталія Мусієнко, Олександр Дем’янчук, Ірина Бекешкіна, Віктор Степаненко, Олександр Богомолов, Володимир Бойко, Олег Листопад.

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