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The Gorilla in the Room: the 2012 Parliamentary Elections in Slovakia

March 21, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Early parliamentary elections were called in Slovakia following the collapse of the center-right government led by Iveta Radicova. Although the fall of the government was precipitated by disagreements in the coalition over the euro bailout, the campaign has been dominated by accusations of corruption and shady links between leading politicians and businessmen in the so-called "Gorilla file". Not only have the allegations in the Gorilla file provoked mass demonstrations across the country, but have led to the popularity of some of Slovakia's most prominent parties to slump and have fuelled support for new parties and groupings. Haughton’s presentation will seek to explain the results of the elections. It will argue that these elections are illustrative of broader trends and developments across Central and Eastern Europe, particularly the emergence of new parties and the increasing salience of corruption in political parties' appeals in the region.
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Conversations with America: U.S. Engagement With the African Union

March 14, 2012 // 5:00pm
Africa Program
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.
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A Conference on U.S.-Brazil Relations on the Eve of President Dilma Rousseff's First Visit to Washington, D.C.

March 12, 2012 // 9:00am11:30am
Brazil Institute
On March 12, the Brazil Institute will host a seminar to assess the state of U.S.-Brazil relations and preview President Dilma Rousseff's visit.
Photo taken by Marc Bryan Brown for Newsweek & The Daily Beast!

Women in the World Summit 2012

March 10, 2012 // 10:30am
The Council of Women World Leaders was proud to be featured at the Women in the World Summit 2012.

Elections and Political Unrest in Russia: Causes and Prospects

March 07, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
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.
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Assessing the Implications of the Russian Presidential Election

March 07, 2012 // 10:00am12:00pm
Kennan Institute
The Kennan Institute will sponsor a Moscow-Washington, DC seminar assessing the implications of the first round of the Russian presidential vote. U.S. commentators will be joined via video conference in Moscow with some of Russia’s leading political actors, including Alexei Navalny and Vladimir Ryzhkov.

A Mosque in Germany: Nazis, Intelligence Services and the Rise of Political Islam in the West

March 01, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
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.
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Political Change in Burma: A Human Rights Perspective

February 23, 2012 // 9:30am11:00am
Asia Program
David Scott Mathieson, Human Rights Watch's senior Burma researcher, reports on his recent trip to Rangoon.
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Landmark Kennan Biography Chronicles Complex Life of Early Cold Warrior

February 15, 2012 // 3:00pm4:30pm
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.
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Islam & Democracy for the 21st Century

February 13, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
John Voll will examine the intersection of politics and religion in five Islamic countries.

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