Democracy Events

Has Vladimir Putin Always Been Corrupt? And Does it Matter?

April 16, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
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.

A Press Roundtable on President Dilma Rousseff's Visit to Washington

April 05, 2012 // 8:30am10:00am
Brazil Institute
On April 5, the Inter-American Dialogue and the Brazil Institute will hold a press roundtable to discuss President Rousseff's visit to Washington, D.C.
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Director’s Forum with The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

April 02, 2012 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
Whatever the final Keystone XL decision, Canada will still pursue new markets for its oil exports, especially Asia, Prime Minister Harper told a Wilson Center audience Monday. “Whatever the energy mix of the future—conventional and renewable—Canada will be a major provider,” he said.

Book Discussion: "Russia: It Was a Long Time Ago and It Never Happened Anyway: Russia and the Communist Past"

April 02, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
David Satter, Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute
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The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi

March 27, 2012 // 11:00am12:30pm
Asia Program
The launch of a timely new biography on Burma's iconic democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Regional Stability and Security Issues in Africa: The Foreign Minister of Burkina Faso to Speak on Mediation, Prevention and Conflict Management

March 23, 2012 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
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.
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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.

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