Democracy Promotion Events
April 16, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
President Vladimir Putin was “the person to know in St. Petersburg,” according to Karen Dawisha, Walter E. Havighurst Professor of Political Science and Director, Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami Universtiy, Oxford, Ohio, and Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, at a recent Kennan Institute event.
Supporting Local Leaders Working for Peace and Democracy in a Conflicted World: The Living Legacy of Raymond Shonholtz and Howard Wolpe
April 10, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The recent passing of Howard Wolpe and Raymond Shonholtz was a great loss for the democracy and peacebuilding communities. Both men leave behind enduring legacies from inspiring lives spent pursuing social change both at home and abroad. This forum will serve as an opportunity to reflect on the impact of their work and implications for the future of the democracy and peacebuilding fields through a discussion with colleagues who knew them well.
March 27, 2012 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
The launch of a timely new biography on Burma's iconic democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
Regional Stability and Security Issues in Africa: The Foreign Minister of Burkina Faso to Speak on Mediation, Prevention and Conflict Management
March 23, 2012 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
In his only major address during his upcoming Washington visit, H.E. Djibrill Bassolé, Foreign Minister of the Burkinabe Government will speak on how conflict has undermined African States.
March 14, 2012 // 5:00pm
Dr. Michael Battle, U.S. Ambassador to the African Union, held a conversation with Steve McDonald, Africa Program Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on U.S. Engagement with the African Union.
March 07, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Global Europe Program
The biggest protest wave since collapse of the Soviet Union will be discussed with Oleg Kozlovsky, a Russian democratic activist and Director of Vision of Tomorrow Foundation.
March 01, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Stefan Meining, former Wilson Center public policy scholar and editor of Bayerischer Rundfunk, Bavaria's Public Broadcasting Service will discuss his latest book entitled which sheds new light on the history of the Islamic scene in Germany and how it was systematically nurtured by the intelligence services.
February 15, 2012 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Official biographer John Lewis Gaddis paints a fascinating and multidimensional portrait of George Kennan, the post-war diplomat who set forth containment doctrine, presaged the collapse of the Soviet Union, and, in later years, became an outspoken critic of U.S. foreign policy, including of the war in Vietnam. At the launch Wednesday of George F. Kennan: An American Life, Gaddis revealed the personality behind one of the 20th century’s great policy minds.
February 06, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Dr. Susan Allen Nan will discuss the Georgian-South Ossetian relationship, including insights from the 14 Georgian-South Ossetian confidence building workshops she has convened over the past three years, the most recent of which was in January. The series of unofficial dialogues catalyze other confidence building measures and complement the Geneva Talks official process.
January 30, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:30am
Latin American Program
In the twenty years since the signing of the Peace Accords, El Salvador has made impressive progress in expanding political and media freedoms, reforming the military and security forces, lowering rates of poverty and inequality, improving respect for human rights, and reforming electoral institutions. Today, however, El Salvador faces unprecedented security and economic challenges. An upsurge in transnational crime, including narcotics, weapons, and human trafficking, has intersected with longstanding problems of gang violence such that El Salvador suffers one of the highest homicide rates in the world. El Salvador’s economy continues to struggle amidst the global recession and weak economic recovery in the United States, the country’s largest export market.