Democracy Events

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Book Launch--Beyond Free and Fair: Monitoring Elections and Building Democracy

December 09, 2004 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Eric Bjornlund, Democracy International; Commentator: Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Video of this event is available here.

Romania after Iliescu: Prospects for Democratic Consolidation

November 19, 2004 // 8:30am11:00am
Global Europe Program
Aurelian Craiutu, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Indiana University-Bloomington;Mircea Mihaies, Professor of English and American Literature, University of Timisoara and Editor in Chief of Orizont magazine;Vladimir Tismaneanu, Professor of Political Science, University of Maryland-College Park

Perspectives on Building Democracy, 1945 and 2004

October 21, 2004 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Global Europe Program
with Freimut Duve, former OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media since 1998

The Creation of Polities: Democratization and Intellectual History in Eastern Europe

April 14, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Josette Baer, SNF Fellow and Visiting Lecturer, Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, University of Washington

The Challenge in Washington: Governing by Leadership or Crisis

February 05, 2004 // 5:30pm11:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute at the Wilson Center and the Canada Institute on North American Issues hosted the first C. Warren Goldring Lecture on Canada-U.S. Relations with special guest speaker Leon Panetta, who addressed the topic of "The Challenge in Washington: Governing by Leadership or Crisis."

Human Rights and Environmental Activism in Russia: Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Future

December 01, 2003 // 11:00am12:00pm
Kennan Institute
Ivan Pavlov, Director of the Bellona Environmental Human Rights Center in St. Petersburg and Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at the Kennan Institute, describes the state of the human rights and environmental movements in Russia today.

Peace-Building in Africa's Great Lakes Region

October 17, 2003 // 9:00am10:30pm
Africa Program
A discussion on "Peace-Building in Africa's Great Lakes Region,"led by Ambassador Haile Menkerios, the Director of the Africa division of the UN Department of Political Affairs that is responsible for Africa's Great Lakes region.

Kenya after Moi

October 09, 2003 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Africa Program
A Roundtable Discussion with one of Kenya’s leading human rights advocates, Dr. Gibson Kamau Kuria, the recipient of both the Robert F. Kennedy 1988 Human Rights Award and the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Award.Dr. Kuria, a distinguished Kenyan lawyer, has for decades been at the center of Kenya’s struggle for constitutionalism and the rule of law. He has been repeatedly honored – for his defense of dissidents, for his mobilization of members of the Kenyan bar in resisting anti-democratic initiatives and practices, for his distinguished serve as a judge, and for his role in the campaign to restore political pluralism in Kenya. Recently, following the election of President Kibaki, Dr. Kuria was appointed to a tribunal established to inquire into allegations of judicial corruption; in addition, he is currently serving as assisting counsel to the commission enquiring into the infamous Goldenberg scandal. His presence in Washington will provide an opportunity to review Kenya’s recent political and constitutional evolution, and to assess Kenya’s human rights environment in post-Moi Kenya.

Visegrad, Vilnius and the Atlantic: What Can the New Democracies Bring to NATO?

September 10, 2003 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Philip Dimitrov, Former Prime Minister of Bulgaria and WWICS Public Policy Scholar

Sudan: Last Steps in the Peace Process

September 03, 2003 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
Presentation on The Sudan: Last Steps in the Peace Process, with perspectives from the government of Sudan, represented by Ambassador Khidir H. Ahmed; the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army, represented by Steven Wondu; and the International Crisis Group, represented by John Prendergast, who just returned from Khartoum and Nairobi.The Sudan peace process has reached a critical juncture. Both parties and the international community are facing difficult choices, with the threat of a return to war and an escalation of pressure by the U.S. Congress looming in the background. The speakers explored the dynamics of the peace process as well as the regional and international context in which it is situated.The session will be moderated by Dr. Howard Wolpe, Director of the Africa Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

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