Democracy Promotion Events

Embracing Democracy in the Western Balkans: A Progress Report

April 29, 2009 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Global Europe Program
Lenard Cohen, Professor of Political Science, Simon Fraser University; John Lampe, Professor of History, University of Maryland-College Park

Into the Weeds: Obstacles to Good Governance in the Balkans

February 18, 2009 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Mark Baskin, senior associate and research professor, Center for International Development, Rockefeller College, University of Albany; Paula Pickering, associate professor of government, College of William and Mary
Webcast

Democracy and Freedom as Fundamental Human Rights

December 04, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
Mrs. Eleonora Cercavschi, a human rights activist and the 2008 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, spoke on Democracy and Freedom as Fundamental Human Rights. The Honorable Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, and Samuel Donaldson, Chairman of the Wilson Council, and provided introductory remarks.
Webcast

Democracy as a Challenge - The 2007 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture, with Anatoli Mikhailov

November 15, 2007 // 3:00pm5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
On November 15, 2007, the Woodrow Wilson Center co-hosted the third annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture in collaboration with the Ratiu Family Foundation and the Ratiu Democracy Center. The recipient of this year's award, Dr. Anatoli Mikhailov, Rector of the European Humanities University, currently in exile in Vilnius, Lithuania delivered a speech on Democracy as a Challenge. An introduction by former ambassador to Belarus, David Swartz, preceded Professor Mikhailov's address.
Webcast

The 2006 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture: Are There Democracy Lessons Arabs Can Learn From Eastern Europe?

November 30, 2006 // 3:30pm5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
Dr. Saad Ibrahim, professor at the American University in Cairo and the recipient of the 2006 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award delivered the 2nd annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture key-note address: Are There Democracy Lessons Arabs Can Learn From Eastern Europe? Introductory remarks were provided by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed.

The EU's Democracy Promotion Dilemmas

May 17, 2006 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Jacques Rupnik, Director of Research, Center for International Studies and Research at the Institute for Political Studies in Paris and currently Visiting Professor at the Department of Government, Harvard University

Burundi – A New Beginning

September 20, 2005 // 11:00am12:30pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi. Video of this event is now available.

Live Webcast--Building for the Future: Women's Role in Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction

September 13, 2005 // 8:30am1:15pm
Middle East Program
Sanam Anderlini, Independent Consultant on Gender, Peace, and Security Issues; Cheryl Benard, Senior Political Analyst and Director of the Initiative for Middle Eastern Youth, RAND Corporation; Rosalind Boyd, Senior Research Associate, Centre for Developing-Area Studies (CDAS), McGill University; Eulalie Nibizi, President, Burundi Trade Union, Bujumbura, Burundi; Ala Noori Talabani, Member of the Iraqi Interim National Assembly, Baghdad, Iraq; Jenni Williams, Director, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), Bulwayo, Zimbabwe.This event is cosponsored with the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity.

The Changing Face of African Unity: Finding Solutions in Darfur and Beyond

July 29, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
A Director's Forum with H.E. Salim Salim, former Secretary-General of the Organization of African Unity and currently the head of the African Union mediation team working on the Darfur peace talks. Watch the video.

Reform, Accountability, and the Future of Nigerian Federalism (VIDEO)

July 28, 2005 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Africa Program
A forum with Orji Uzor Kalu, Governor of Abia State, Nigeria and 2007 presidential candidate. Watch the video.

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