Democracy Events

Iran: The Year of Reckoning

June 04, 2010 // 8:30am12:45pm
Middle East Program
Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Harvard Kennedy School and Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; Michael Postl, Former Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to Iran; Shaul Bakhash, Chair and Commentator, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History, George Mason University; Farideh Farhi, Independent Scholar and Affiliate Graduate Faculty, Political Science, University of Hawai'i at Manoa; Suzanne Maloney, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution; Kaveh Ehsani, Chair and Commentator, Assistant Professor, International Studies, DePaul University
Webcast

Common Crime and Organized Crime in Latin American Cities: Commonalities and Differences

May 19, 2010 // 8:30am3:15pm
Latin American Program
A conference to deepen the understanding of the connection between existing levels of common crime and the growing presence of organized crime in the region.
Webcast

You Are the Media: How Iranians "Democratized" the Media

May 14, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Iran Davar Ardalan, Civic Journalist, Formerly of NPR News
Webcast

A Discussion of the Future of the OAS With Secretary General José Miguel Insulza

May 11, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Latin American Program
José Miguel Insulza of the OAS addressed the significance the Organization holds today, what topics it should address, and what reforms could be undertaken.

Religion and Values in the Formation of a Democratic Public Space in Latin America

March 22, 2010 // 12:30pm1:30pm
Latin American Program
Catalina Romero discusses the role of the Catholic Church in development of democracy in Peru.
Webcast

Lebanon: Is Real Reform Possible?

March 10, 2010 // 10:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
Mohammad A. Safadi, Minister of Economy and Trade and Member of Parliament, Republic of Lebanon

Ricardo Lagos, Former President of Chile

March 09, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Latin American Program
Former President Lagos commented on Latin American views of the United States and Obama administration policy and on the need for global cooperation and dialogue to solve issues such as climate change.
Webcast

Chile's Presidential Elections: A Report from the Field

January 21, 2010 // 8:00am9:30am
Latin American Program
At a Latin American Program seminar, Chilean scholar Patricio Navia of New York University discussed the decline of the Concertación coalition, Piñera's and the Alianza's success, and the future political outlook for Chile.
Webcast

Democratization as a Source of Tension Between the United States and Egypt

December 14, 2009 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Heba Elkoudsy, Visiting Arab Journalist, Woodrow Wilson Center

Support for Democracy From Poland to Serbia to Georgia: The Role of Supranational Identity, International Institutions, and Soft Power

December 09, 2009 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Competing democratization theories analyze various factors—such as economic development, history, culture, or elite inclination—to determine the propensity of a particular state to become democratic. Each of these theories has distinct policy implications for external democracy promoters. Ryan Kennedy suggested another factor, based on social identity theory, which posits that diplomacy figures much more prominently in democracy promotion than current practice would suggest.

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