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Envisioning a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border

June 12, 2014 // 8:15am — 4:00pm
This conference will bring together top policymakers, the private sector, and civil society from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border to examine ways to improve border management and strengthen the competitiveness of both the United States and Mexico.

The Politics of Crime in Mexico: Democratic Governance in a Security Trap

April 16, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Mexico Institute and the Inter-American Dialogue are pleased to invite you to the presentation of the book, The Politics of Crime in Mexico: Democratic Governance in a Security Trap, by John Bailey.

Environmental Pressures on China’s Changing Cities and Countryside

April 23, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
China’s urban and rural areas are rapidly changing and are facing dire resource constraints. Cities and countryside both contribute to and are vulnerable to water pollution and scarcity, particularly in China’s dry north. At this CEF meeting, speakers will provide a comparative perspective of pollution, drought, and development challenges in China’s metropolitan and rural areas, particularly in the Gobi Desert region.

Belarus After Ukraine

April 22, 2014 // 2:30pm — 4:45pm
Pact, with the assistance of USAID, brought a delegation of Belarusian civic activists and policy analysts to Washington, DC to brief Washington-based stakeholders on developments and trends in the politics, economy and civil society of Belarus. The Kennan Institute hosted the delegation for a panel discussion of civil society achievements as well as the security, political, and economic impact of Ukrainian developments on Belarus - particularly the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

The Vote: When Does Suffrage Become Universal?

May 01, 2014 // 5:00pm — 7:00pm
This year’s Law Day theme is “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters.” The 2014 Leon Jaworski Public Program will focus on the ideal and practice of universal suffrage, emphasizing and exploring the “every” in the 2014 Law Day theme.

Building U.S.-China Trust: Through Next Generation People, Platform & Programs

April 24, 2014 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
The new report - Building U.S.-China Trust Through Next Generation People, Platforms and Programs - released by the University of Southern California and Peking University, offers new ideas and concrete recommendations on how to build trust and improve U.S.-China relations.

Change in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Mission Impossible 5?

April 22, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
What can be expected from the dissatisfied electorate in Bosnia and Herzegovina? What are political parties offering and what difference can their promises make? Is the demand for change going to result in significantly different election results? Would a 'lebanonization' of Bosnia-Herzegovina provide for more prosperous society or societies, or would it lead to final fragmentation?

EU Progress Report on Eastern Partnership States

April 16, 2014 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Mapping the development of the Eastern Partnership initiative, the European Commission released a progress report on the six Eastern Partnership States: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. The report outlines accomplishments achieved so far and indicates critical policy areas where more attention is needed. It also serves as a reference for the EU’s approach towards the Eastern Partnership and, more specifically, the allocation of funding in the next seven years. This assessment comes one month after the EU discussed the “European Package” of incentives, intended to supplement the Association Agreements being discussed with several of the six states. Georgia and Moldova have initialed the Association Agreements last year and will be among the first countries to sign them this year.
Photo by Mona Youssef

Party Politics, Religion, and Women's Leadership

April 18, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
The book Party Politics, Religion, and Women’s Leadership advances a theory of party religiosity to explain women's leadership across parties and countries, drawing on robust qualitative and quantitative findings from cross-national multiple cases and a case study of Lebanon.
Photo by Mona Youssef

European-Israeli Relations: Structural Problems

April 17, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:00am
The relations between Israel and Europe are increasingly based on resentment and mistrust. Professor Schueftan’s discussion focuses on the structural causes of this rift—the profoundly different historical experiences on both sides of the Mediterranean in recent generations and the diametrically opposed conclusions and weltanschauung it produced.

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