Democracy Events


Brazil's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota

May 31, 2011 // 4:30pm5:30pm
Brazil Institute
A discussion with Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Brazilian Foreign Minister

Політична культура: дилеми етнічної та громадянської ідентичностей

May 25, 2011 // 10:00am1:00pm
Kennan Institute in Ukraine
25 травня 2011 в Інституті філософії Національної академії наук України (Київ) відбувся семінар «Політична культура: дилеми етнічної та громадянської ідентичностей». Організаторами семінару, разом з Інститутом філософії, були Київський і Московський офіси Інституту Кеннана, а також Громадська організація «Київське братство». Фінансову підтримку семінару надали Фонд Джорджа Ф. Кеннана, Посольство Франції в Україні та Міжнародний фонд «Відродження». Керував семінаром директор Інституту філософії, академік НАН України Мирослав Попович.

Taxation and Equality in Latin America

May 24, 2011 // 8:45am1:00pm
Latin American Program
This conference represents the beginning of an effort to help foster public debate and brainstorm concrete ways to mitigate the adverse effects of indirect taxation on the poor and reverse the high rates of tax evasion among the wealthy.

Talking Turkey: On the Heels of Elections and in the Midst of Arab Turmoil

May 18, 2011 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
“When it comes to the Arab revolts and Turkey’s relations with its near abroad, there are more questions than answers to be found,” claimed Cengiz Candar. He argued that Turkey’s foreign policy agenda seems to be complicated by its inconsistent approach to the revolutions in the Middle East and Turkey’s publicity-seeking Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu.

Previewing the OAS General Assembly: Citizen Security in the Americas

May 16, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
Latin American Program
Public security officials from throughout the hemisphere will preview issues to be discussed at the General Assembly.

Upheaval in the Middle East: What Is the Turkish Strategy?

May 12, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Global Europe Program
As a predominantly-Muslim democracy, ally of the West, a booming market economy and emerging “soft power”, Turkey has long been identified as a model for the political transformation in the Middle East. However, once the revolutions began, Turkey’s ability to contribute to democracy and stabilization appeared more limited than many thought.

The Quality of Democracy in Latin America

May 11, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
Latin American Program
In the book The Quality of Democracy, co-editors Daniel Levine and José E. Molina provide an analysis of democratic systems and propose a theoretical foundation for the understanding of Latin American democracies.

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.

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.

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