Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Events
October 22, 2013 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Global food price spikes in 2008 and again in 2011 coincided with a surge of political unrest in low- and middle-income countries. Governments and philanthropic foundations have begun redoubling efforts to resuscitate agricultural research and technology transfer, as well as to accelerate the modernization of food value chains to deliver high quality food inexpensively, faster, and in greater volumes to urban consumers. But is this enough?
October 16, 2013 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
Luvuyo Mandela, Social Entrepreneur, delivered a keynote address on South Africa's story of struggle, hope, trial & error, and lessons learned. While South Africa has come a long way from the days of apartheid and oppression, and possesses a promising future, this generation feels the pressure to be a beacon of democracy, peace, and inclusion on the continent and for the world. Theirs is a task to maintain the positive momentum that will move the country forward. The youth are key to bringing this future to fruition and through active and engaged citizenship South Africa's promise can be realized.
October 07, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Since the Arab Spring arrived in Syria in 2011, Russia has strongly supported the Assad regime’s efforts to suppress its opponents, while the U.S. has remained relatively uninvolved. Mark N. Katz, Professor of Government and Politics at George Mason University, analyzed the next steps as Russia and the U.S. work to cooperate on Syria.
September 27, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Middle East Program
The U.S.-Russian agreement on Syria’s chemical weapons calls on the Assad regime to provide an inventory of its weapons stockpile and agree to a timetable for their removal and ultimate destruction. Charles Duelfer, a leading expert on WMD disarmament with extensive experience in Iraq with the UN and the U.S. government, will discuss the practical challenges of implementing this accord.
September 23, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Middle East Program
The Middle East seems permanently in crisis. Join us for a fascinating analysis of Israel's view of the region, its challenges and opportunities—and the U.S.-Israeli relationship from two former Israeli officials deeply involved in matters of negotiations and national security policy, with comments from Doran and Miller.
September 20, 2013 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
The Honorable Blaise Compaoré, President of Burkina Faso, will give an in-depth look at the current security situation on the continent and will discuss the future challenges to peace in West Africa.
September 20, 2013 // 1:30pm — 3:00pm
The Honorable Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, delved into both the economic and security challenges facing the country a year into the Federal Government’s tenure.
September 20, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Global Europe Program
On October 4, 2012, Bosnia’s National Museum in Sarajevo closed its doors. Another six key cultural institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina likely face the same future, due to uncertain funding and legal status. On October 4, 2012, Bosnia’s National Museum in Sarajevo closed its doors. Another six key cultural institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina likely face the same future, due to uncertain funding and legal status
September 19, 2013 // 10:00am — 1:00pm
This discussion entertained the economic and security dimensions prevalent in Somalia one year into the Federal Government’s taking of the reins.It consisted of two panels: Rebuilding Somalia’s Economy and Financial Sector; and Governance and Security in Somalia. Panel 2: Governance and Security in Somalia
September 18, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Global Europe Program
The first enlargement was one of the most divisive and politically charged events in the history of the present-day European Union. French opposition to British membership meant that London had to wait more than a decade at the Community's door. Other countries, including Denmark and Ireland, whose requests for membership were tied to the coat-tails of the British applications, had to endure a similar wait. Enlarging the European Union focuses on the early history of the EU and in particular the role played by the European Commission, an institution whose aim was to gain influence over the Community's agenda and to shape its policies, including the issue of enlargement. Enlarging the European Union explores the Commission's interaction with the member states and the applicant countries between the years 1961 and 1973 and also the Commission's attempts to gain and wield influence over the first enlargement round.