Democracy Events

A Leading Social and Political Activist Reflects on the New South Africa

March 09, 2005 // 8:30am10:00am
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with one of South Africa's most passionate and articulate voices. Described by Nelson Mandela as "his favorite opposition politician," Patricia De Lille has made a substantial mark on South African political life – first as a trade unionist, then as one of the nation's most forceful voices of liberation, and most recently, as a member of parliament. Download the full text of her statement.

Update on Croatia: EU Accession Process and Presidential Elections

February 28, 2005 // 11:30am12:30pm
Global Europe Program
Ivan Grdesic, Professor of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia and Former Ambassador to the United States

Albania at the Crossroads: Integration, Elections or Instability?

February 03, 2005 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Global Europe Program
Fatmir Mediu, President, Republican Party and Chair, Committee on European Integration, Albanian Parliament; Please note:**Sali Berisha, Former President of Albania and President, Democratic Party, has returned to Albania due to a death in the family.**

Securing the Balkans: Democracy, Development and Civil Society

February 02, 2005 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Global Europe Program
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Vitomir Popović, Ombudsman for Human Rights of the Serb Republic, Bosnia-Herzegovina;Jerko Ivankovic-Lijanović, Businessman and Vice President, People's Party for Work and a Better Future;Kosovo:Ylber Hysa, USIP Fellow and Vice President, ORA Party;Serbia-Montenegro:Vlajko Senić, Deputy Minister, International Trade and Tourism, Serbia;Simonida Kordić, Member, Serbian People's Democratic Party, Montenegro;Croatia: Vojislav Stanimirović, Member, Croatian Sabor (Independent Serbian Democratic Party).

Zimbabwe at a Crossroads: Civil Society and the Future of Constitutional Reform

January 27, 2005 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A forum with Zimbabwean political activist Lovemore Madhuku. Dr. Madhuku is the founder and President of the National Constitutional Assembly, a non-governmental organization that advocates constitutional reforms in Zimbabwe. He will discuss recent political developments in Zimbabwe and the future of the constitutional reform movement, especially in light of new regulations on NGOs and the upcoming parliamentary elections. After this event, Dr. Madhuku gave an interview to the Wilson Center's Dialogue television program.

Sudan: The Current Situation and the Way Forward

December 17, 2004 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Africa Program
A Director's Forum with Jan Pronk, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Sudan. At this briefing, Special Representative Pronk outlined his vision of the long-term role of the United Nations in promoting enduring peace and stability in Sudan, and provide an update of UN activities in the country. Streaming video of this event is also available.
Webcast

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

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