Democracy Events

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Wayne Merry

Moscow’s 1993 Autumn Crisis: Tank Fire, Electoral Upset, and the American Policy Response

November 04, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
October 3, 1993, in Moscow was a beautiful autumn Sunday. It was also the day when domestic political debate collapsed into urban warfare. Confrontation over the drafting of a new constitution and a national referendum had boiled over, and tanks were out on the street in Moscow. Wayne Merry discussed his experiences as an embassy official in Moscow at the time, and the American policy response to the crisis.
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Brazil’s Vision on Internet Governance: Managing Sovereignty, Privacy and Technology

October 23, 2013 // 9:35am12:30pm
Brazil Institute
On October 23rd, the Brazil Institute, in partnership with the Canada Institute, hosted a discussion on the implications of Brazil's postponed state visit and the new proposed internet regulatory framework.

Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability

October 22, 2013 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Global food price spikes in 2008 and again in 2011 coincided with a surge of political unrest in low- and middle-income countries. Governments and philanthropic foundations have begun redoubling efforts to resuscitate agricultural research and technology transfer, as well as to accelerate the modernization of food value chains to deliver high quality food inexpensively, faster, and in greater volumes to urban consumers. But is this enough?

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