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South Africa’s Policy Challenges in the Next Four Years

February 11, 2013 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
This event featured a presentation by Reverend Frank Chikane on the issues that will face South Africa over the next four years. Chikane has served as Director General for every South African President since 1994 and brings a unique “insider’s” perspective and unparalleled experience with regard to governance in South Africa.
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DRC Update: Overview on Security and Development by Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon

February 06, 2013 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
This event featured remarks from the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Prime Minister, H.E. Matata Ponyo Mapon, on matters regarding the country’s security and path to development. This discussion also featured Cynthia Akuetteh, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs as a panelist.
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Redefining Japan-Korea Relations: Shinzo Abe, Park Geun-Hye, and Security in the Asia-Pacific Region

January 31, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
With both Japan and Korea electing new leaderships last month, how Prime Minister Abe and President-Elect Park will be able to improve bilateral relations is under close scrutiny. While continued threats from North Korea and China’s ever-growing military clout should bring the two countries closer together, ongoing territorial disputes and other issues still prove to be stumbling blocks in improving diplomatic ties. What are the challenges to relations between Japan and Korea in the longer-term? How will the U.S. pivot to Asia impact Tokyo and Seoul’s respective roles in ensuring stability in the Asia-Pacific region?
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Ambassador Roundtable: Reflections and Recommendations on U.S.-Ukrainian Relations

January 30, 2013 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
With the Obama administration entering its second term, and Ukraine entering its third decade of independence, it is an appropriate time to step back from the news of the day and take a broader perspective on Ukraine’s history since independence. This panel of former U.S. ambassadors to Ukraine will draw upon their experiences with Ukraine to reflect on our bilateral relations and recommend future directions for U.S. policy.
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The Peace Process in Colombia

January 30, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
A discussion on the Peace Process in Colombia led by Enrique Santos Calderón, brother of the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos.

The Political Challenges of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

January 24, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
On Thursday, January 24, a panel discusses the obstacles facing President Dilma Rousseff.
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Director's Forum: The United States – Africa Partnership: The Last Four Years and Beyond

January 16, 2013 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
Ambassador Carson reviewed the progress the United States and Africa have made together over the last four years in addressing Africa’s challenges and unlocking the continent’s potential, and will look ahead to some of the challenges Africa will face going forward.

Politics, Religion, and Society in Latin America

January 16, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
Book Launch: Politics, Religion, and Society in Latin America
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Women’s Leadership in Times of Political Transitions: Some Lessons from Kyrgyzstan

December 13, 2012 // 9:30am10:30am
Global Women's Leadership Initiative
Her Excellency Roza Otunbayeva, former President of the Kyrgyz Republic, will speak on women's leadership in times of political transitions.
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The Political Economy of Tax Reform in Latin America

December 11, 2012 // 8:30am1:00pm
Latin American Program
This conference was a follow-up of an effort to help foster public debate and brainstorm concrete ways to mitigate the adverse effects of indirect taxation on the poor and reverse the high rates of tax evasion among the wealthy.

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