December 19, 2013 // 2:30pm — 3:30pm
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.
December 09, 2013 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
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.
December 06, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Latin American Program
A discussion about the progress of the peace process in Colombia.
December 05, 2013 // 2:00pm — 6:00pm
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.
November 28, 2013 // 10:00am — 1:00pm
Kennan Institute in Ukraine
28 листопада 2013 року в Чернігові у Центрі перепідготовки та підвищення кваліфікації працівників органів державної влади, органів місцевого самоврядування, державних підприємств, установ і організацій відбулася науково-практична конференція «Розумовські зустрічі». Зустрічі були присвячені майбутньому реформуванню місцевого самоврядування та територіальної організації влади в України, проблемним питанням запровадження нового законодавства про державну службу та змін до антикорупційного законодавства України (у зв’язку з вимогами адаптації до європейського права).
November 15, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Latin American Program
A discussion about what is at stake for Honduras, the Central American region, and the United States, in these elections.
November 13, 2013 // 1:30pm — 3:00pm
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.
November 04, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
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.
October 23, 2013 // 9:35am — 12:30pm
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.
October 22, 2013 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
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?