Democratic Transition Events

Burundi Country Consultation

September 27, 2011 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Africa Program
The content of this discussion was focused on the current situation in Burundi and the role of the government and the international community in the development process. Significant progress has been made in terms of securing peace and a degree of social and economic stability in Burundi, yet much work remains to ensure a sustainable democratic future.
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Women and Democratic Transition in the Middle East

September 20, 2011 // 9:00am1:00pm
Middle East Program
Women throughout the world are working towards viable democracies but not without challenges. NPR Journalist Jacki Lynden and Secretary General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women Asma Khader joined other women leaders from the Arab and Islamic regions to address these challenges and examine the influences of the Arab Spring on women.
René Mauricio Valdés, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative.
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Guatemala: A Post-Elections Assessment and Future Challenges

September 16, 2011 // 9:00am12:00pm
Latin American Program
A distinguished panel of experts will join us to discuss the primary electoral results as well as the country’s major security, political, and economic challenges.
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Sudan: From the CPA to Separation

September 08, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Africa Program
After the conclusion of a conflict that spanned five decades, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement outlined a pathway to bring about the end of the bloodletting and the birth of a new nation: The Republic of South Sudan. Tim McKulka, a photographer with UNMISS, presents, "We'll Make our Homes Here" a book about Sudan through the eyes and words of Sudanese people.

Security Sector Reform in the DRC: Innovations and Complications

September 01, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
Africa Program
The United States has been engaged in Security Sector Reform (SSR) in the DRC since 2006. However, without strong political will to improve security, overall improvement has stagnated. The Congolese army, the FARDC, is still seen as a factitious group of rebel militias. What is the way forward for SSR in the DRC?
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USG's Support for Free and Transparent Elections in the DRC

August 09, 2011 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
Against the backdrop of protracted instability in the eastern Kivu provinces and the new priorities of the UN’s stabilizing mission in the DRC, the country is set to hold important presidential and legislative elections in November.
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Arab Spring or Arab Winter (or Both)? Implications for U.S. Policy

July 19, 2011 // 9:30am11:00am
Middle East Program
Marwan Muasher, Ellen Laipson, Rami Khouri and Aaron David Miller discussed perspectives and policy implications of this year’s unrest in the Middle East, pointing out key observations and implications for the United States.
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Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World

July 13, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
In “Rock the Casbah,” Wright, an acclaimed foreign correspondent and television commentator, tells the personal stories behind the rejection of both autocrats and extremists in the Muslim world.
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Libya: Death of an "Idea"?

July 12, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Even though neither the members of the Transitional Council nor the international community have expressed the willingness to see Libya divided, and continue to pay lip service to the "idea" of one united Libya, de facto, they are preparing for such a possibility. Karim Mezran provides analysis of the evolution of the revolt, its dynamics, and its potential outcomes.

Morocco in Transition: The Arab Spring Lives On

June 27, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Ahmed Herzenni, a member of the commission that drafted the new Moroccan constitutional amendments, discussed the document, focusing on the political and social climate that led to its writing and the main changes it proposes.

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