Democratic Transition Events

Book Discussion: "Russia: It Was a Long Time Ago and It Never Happened Anyway: Russia and the Communist Past"

April 02, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
David Satter, Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute
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Regional Stability and Security Issues in Africa: The Foreign Minister of Burkina Faso to Speak on Mediation, Prevention and Conflict Management

March 23, 2012 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
In his only major address during his upcoming Washington visit, H.E. Djibrill Bassolé, Foreign Minister of the Burkinabe Government will speak on how conflict has undermined African States.
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Conversations with America: U.S. Engagement With the African Union

March 14, 2012 // 5:00pm
Africa Program
Dr. Michael Battle, U.S. Ambassador to the African Union, held a conversation with Steve McDonald, Africa Program Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on U.S. Engagement with the African Union.

Elections and Political Unrest in Russia: Causes and Prospects

March 07, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Global Europe Program
The biggest protest wave since collapse of the Soviet Union will be discussed with Oleg Kozlovsky, a Russian democratic activist and Director of Vision of Tomorrow Foundation.
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Assessing the Implications of the Russian Presidential Election

March 07, 2012 // 10:00am12:00pm
Kennan Institute
The Kennan Institute will sponsor a Moscow-Washington, DC seminar assessing the implications of the first round of the Russian presidential vote. U.S. commentators will be joined via video conference in Moscow with some of Russia’s leading political actors, including Alexei Navalny and Vladimir Ryzhkov.

A Mosque in Germany: Nazis, Intelligence Services and the Rise of Political Islam in the West

March 01, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Stefan Meining, former Wilson Center public policy scholar and editor of Bayerischer Rundfunk, Bavaria's Public Broadcasting Service will discuss his latest book entitled which sheds new light on the history of the Islamic scene in Germany and how it was systematically nurtured by the intelligence services.

Trading with the Enemy: How Albanians Armed Macedonia's Revolutionaries in 1903

February 22, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Drawn from a larger project which examines the relationships between ethnic identity and anti-Ottoman insurgency in early 20th century Macedonia, Keith Brown, an associate professor at Brown University will focus on the specific instance of the Ilinden Uprising of 1903.
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Two Decades after El Salvador’s Peace Accords: Current Challenges

January 30, 2012 // 9:00am11:30am
Latin American Program
In the twenty years since the signing of the Peace Accords, El Salvador has made impressive progress in expanding political and media freedoms, reforming the military and security forces, lowering rates of poverty and inequality, improving respect for human rights, and reforming electoral institutions. Today, however, El Salvador faces unprecedented security and economic challenges. An upsurge in transnational crime, including narcotics, weapons, and human trafficking, has intersected with longstanding problems of gang violence such that El Salvador suffers one of the highest homicide rates in the world. El Salvador’s economy continues to struggle amidst the global recession and weak economic recovery in the United States, the country’s largest export market.

Monument Wars across the Post-Soviet Space as a Conflict of Memories and Cultures

January 23, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
The destruction of the monuments of the Soviet past and a buildup of new monuments was supposed to be an indication of the new values that came to the post-Soviet societies after the collapse of the Soviet system. However, not everywhere and not always did it happen to be true. While in Poland the new monuments were accepted by the society in appreciative manner, in Ukraine, Estonia, and Georgia we watched the so-called phenomenon of “The War of the Monuments” when the removal of the old monuments and creation of the new ones was followed by protests and sometimes even riots. Around Russia many old monuments to Lenin remained at place while new monuments to the Russian tsars were erected. All of this basically resulted with a chaos of the views and attitudes and led to the devaluation of the monument as a symbol in the post-Soviet space.
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A Discussion on Mexican Politics with Roderic Camp

January 20, 2012 // 10:00am12:00pm
Mexico Institute
The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and the Hispanic Division, Library of Congress hosted the launch of two new books, Mexico: What Everyone Needs to Know, and Mexican Political Biographies, 1935-2009, by Roderic Camp.

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