Democracy Promotion Events
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 03, 2013 // 5:30pm — 6:30pm
On Thursday October 3, join GWU in the launch of their Brazil Initiative.
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 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.
A Briefing by The Honorable Djibrill Bassolé: Updates on the Sahel Security Situation and Presidential Elections in Mali
July 12, 2013 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Foreign Minister Bassolé discussed recent developments in the Sahel and Sahara region, as well as the Ouagadougou Agreement that set the Presidential elections in Mali for July 28.
July 11, 2013 // 10:00am — 11:00am
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.
June 13, 2013 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
Members of Parliament from Myanmar discuss the current political situation in their country and the road ahead.
May 23, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Latin American Program
A conference to explore diverse perspectives and the political scenario in which they debate and define the legal framework for an eventual demobilization and reincorporation of the guerrillas after the Peace Accords in Colombia.
A Conversation with Congressman Henrique Eduardo Alves, Speaker of Brazil's House of Representatives
May 22, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
On Wednesday, May 22nd, the Brazil Institute welcomes the President of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, Congressman Henrique Eduardo Alves.