Democracy Events

The Role of Chinese Media in Fighting Corruption

January 16, 2014 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Corruption is high on the agenda for Chinese leaders, with Wang Qishan in charge, the release of a new five-year anti-corruption plan, and daily reports of officials facing corruption charges. Caijing's Washington DC Bureau Chief Jin Yan spoke on the role that Caijing and other media outlets play in China.

Crisis in South Sudan (This event will be held at USIP)

January 10, 2014 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
Since the middle of December the world's newest country, South Sudan, has been gripped by violence. What started as a political dispute has escalated into fighting across significant portions of the country.

Ukraine’s Unrest – A View from the Regions

December 19, 2013 // 2:30pm3:30pm
Kennan Institute
Western media coverage of the events in Kyiv has, understandably, focused on the protests in Kyiv. But what are the reactions in the rest of Europe’s largest country? Is the country as divided along East-West fault lines as it is frequently portrayed, or is the situation more complicated? Join us for a panel discussion with views from major cities around the country.
Webcast

The Curse of the Two-Thirds

December 09, 2013 // 11:00am12:30pm
Asia Program
Ali Riaz looks at “landslide elections” – where the winning side received close to two-thirds of the votes cast -- in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka over the past four decades.
Webcast

Colombia’s Peace Process: Advances, Obstacles, and the Upcoming Electoral Season

December 06, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
A discussion about the progress of the peace process in Colombia.
Webcast
Podcast

Political Dispossession of Roma in Contemporary Europe

December 05, 2013 // 2:00pm6:00pm
Global Europe Program
The Global Europe Program is pleased to host the 9th Annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Workshop - "Democracy, Human Rights, Entrenched Poverty: Political Dispossession of Roma in Contemporary Europe," featuring Dr. Angela Kocze, leading Hungarian Roma rights activist and a visiting assistant professor at Wake Forest University, NC.

Conflict-Sensitive Development for Africa: What Role for Emerging Powers?

December 03, 2013 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
This discussion brought together a distinguished group of panelists who provided insight as to the role of emerging powers in peacebuilding and development efforts in Africa.

A Lens on Somalia: Security and Development Going Forward

November 19, 2013 // 9:30am11:30am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
It has been just over one year since the Somalia Federal Government took over from the Transitional Federal Government, marking the end of “transition” in Somalia. However, there are still a number of challenges and potential opportunities for Somalia in the near and longer-term future that will require attention if the state is to see stability, and economic and development progress.
Webcast

The Honduran Presidential Election

November 15, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Latin American Program
A discussion about what is at stake for Honduras, the Central American region, and the United States, in these elections.

Bangladesh on the Brink

November 13, 2013 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Asia Program
Bangladesh, a nation with a history of volatile and sometimes violent politics, is entering into a critical political phase. National elections are scheduled to take place by the end of January, and the constitutionally mandated three-month interim period before elections began on October 25. The main opposition party has suggested it may boycott elections, and there are concerns that elections may not be held at all.

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