Democracy Events

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Lebanese View of an Arab Changing Landscape

May 05, 2011 // 9:30am10:30am
Middle East Program
Fuad Siniora was the Prime Minister of Lebanon during a very critical time including the 2006 war. Former Prime Minister Siniora speaks about the current situation in Lebanon and give his reading of the Arab spring and what that means to the future of Lebanon and the region.
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Policing Democracy: Overcoming Obstacles to Citizen Security Reform in Latin America

May 02, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Latin American Program
In his new book, Mark Ungar reviews the full spectrum of areas needing change: criminal law, policing, investigation, trial practice, and incarceration.
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Russia's Rule of Law Challenge: Implications for U.S. Policy

May 02, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Four leading experts discussed the rule of law in Russia, with a focus on the legal reforms currently underway and how they impact U.S.-Russian relations, Russia’s democratic development and future economic prosperity. Twenty years after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia continues to struggle with the implementation of the rule of law and President Dmitry Medvedev has made this his signature initiative, using it as a means to distinguish his presidency from that of his immediate predecessor, Vladimir Putin
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Peru's Elections: A Report From the Field

April 22, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
The first round of Peru's highly contested presidential election on April 10, 2011 has lead to a run-off between Ollanata Humala and Keiko Fujimori. Three distinguished guests discuss the meaning of the first round results.
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A Conversation with Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohamed Al-Khalifa

April 19, 2011 // 2:30pm3:30pm
Middle East Program
Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohamed Al-Khalifa, Minister of Finance, Kingdom of Bahrain

The Political Situation in Lebanon with an Eye on What is Happening in Syria

April 11, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
May Chidiac, Professor, Prominent Lebanese Media and National Figure
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Youth Activism, the January 25 Revolution, and Egypt's Transition

April 06, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Middle East Program
Esraa Abdel Fattah, Leading Egyptian democracy and human rights activist; Jason Brownlee, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center and Associate Professor, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin; Stephen McInerney, Executive Director, Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED)

Iran: From Civil Society Protest to Political Alternative?

April 04, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Roberto Toscano, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Former Italian Ambassador to India and to Iran
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New Media and Political Change in Egypt: Causes, Implications and Communication Strategies

March 30, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Sahar Mohamed Khamis, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Professor of Women's Studies, University of Maryland
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Tunisia Predicted: Demography and the Probability of Liberal Democracy in the Greater Middle East

March 24, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In 2008, demographer Richard Cincotta predicted that between 2010 and 2020 the states along the northern rim of Africa – Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt – would each reach a demographically measurable point where the presence of at least one liberal democracy (and perhaps two), among the five, would not only be possible, but probable. Recent months have brought possible first steps to validate that prediction.

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