Democracy Events


Tunisia and the Arab Malaise

January 25, 2011 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Middle East Program
Alan Goulty, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Centerand former British Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia David Ottaway, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Centerand former Bureau Chief, Washington Post, Cairo

Hungary Under FIDESZ: A Retreat from Democracy?

January 25, 2011 // 10:30am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
The economic crisis in Hungary has evolved into a political crisis, as Viktor Orban's FIDESZ government has passed a number of laws and initiatives that severely thwart democracy. Orban's populism has led his government to restrict press freedoms, undermine the balance of powers and silence opponents in the arts and academia by cutting institutional budgets, while claiming austerity. According to Attila Mesterházy, leader of the opposition Hungarian Socialist Party, the FIDESZ government's reforms do not serve the national interest and have harmed Hungary's reputation abroad during this crucial period when it holds the rotating EU presidency.

The Crisis in the Arab World's Aging Leadership

January 05, 2011 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
David Ottaway, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Former Cairo Bureau Chief, The Washington Post

Iran Primer I: Domestic Politics

December 15, 2010 // 11:00am12:30pm
Middle East Program
Geneive Abdo, Director, Iran Program, The Century Foundation; Shaul Bakhash, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History, George Mason University; Robin Wright, USIP-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar

Organized Crime in Central America

December 14, 2010 // 9:30am11:30am
Latin American Program
Panelists explore the specific, local dynamics of organized crime in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala and the transnational nature of the major criminal networks in the region.

Cameroon's 2011 Elections: Stakes, Risks, Opportunities

December 13, 2010 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Africa Program
Kah Walla, 2011 Presidential Candidate in Cameroon

Honduras and the Inter-American System: One Year After

December 13, 2010 // 9:00am1:00pm
Latin American Program
A seminar was held to analyze Honduras' internal struggles and isolation from the Inter-American system.

SAGE Working Group Meeting

December 13, 2010 // 8:00am11:00am

Ahmadinejad's Confrontation with the Iranian Parliament

December 07, 2010 // 11:00am12:30pm
Middle East Program
Bahman Baktiari, Director, The Middle East Center, University of Utah

Off-site Event: The World Youth Democracy Forum for D.C.-Area Students

December 03, 2010 // 9:00am11:30am
History and Public Policy Program
The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at The George Washington University and the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award at the Woodrow Wilson Center co-hosted the 2010 World Youth Democracy Forum for DC-Area Students. The Forum featured the 2010 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner, Oleg Kozlovsky of Russia.