Democratic Transition Events

The Variable Impact of EU Conditionality: Differentiated Reforms in the Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina

April 20, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Since the Dayton Peace Accord was signed 16 years ago, the European Union (EU) has been actively involved in Bosnia and Herzegovina in various capacities and has created a number of local institutions to support its four current missions. At the same time, the complicated state institutional structure in Bosnia means that the EU must simultaneously interact with a number of local and state-level institutions. Mujo Hadzic discussed a central puzzle: Does EU conditionality work in such a complex environment? Given this institutional complexity, Hadzic argued, both the Bosnian government and the EU struggle to speak with one voice, which dilutes the EU's impact and diffuses the energies of Bosnian institutions.
Webcast

A Conversation with Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohamed Al-Khalifa

April 19, 2011 // 2:30pm3:30pm
Middle East Program
Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohamed Al-Khalifa, Minister of Finance, Kingdom of Bahrain

The Political Situation in Lebanon with an Eye on What is Happening in Syria

April 11, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
May Chidiac, Professor, Prominent Lebanese Media and National Figure
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Youth Activism, the January 25 Revolution, and Egypt's Transition

April 06, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Middle East Program
Esraa Abdel Fattah, Leading Egyptian democracy and human rights activist; Jason Brownlee, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center and Associate Professor, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin; Stephen McInerney, Executive Director, Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED)
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New Media and Political Change in Egypt: Causes, Implications and Communication Strategies

March 30, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Sahar Mohamed Khamis, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Professor of Women's Studies, University of Maryland
Webcast

Tunisia Predicted: Demography and the Probability of Liberal Democracy in the Greater Middle East

March 24, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In 2008, demographer Richard Cincotta predicted that between 2010 and 2020 the states along the northern rim of Africa – Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt – would each reach a demographically measurable point where the presence of at least one liberal democracy (and perhaps two), among the five, would not only be possible, but probable. Recent months have brought possible first steps to validate that prediction.

Why There Is (Almost) No Post-Communist Christian Democracy

March 23, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Compared to their West European cousins, post-communist Christian Democratic parties are notable for their lack of success.
Webcast

A Forum on President Obama's Trip to Latin America

March 16, 2011 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Latin American Program
In anticipation of President Barack Obama’s trip in March 2011 to Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador, the Latin American Program and the Brazil Institute hosted a discussion with two of the principle architects of U.S. policy in the region.
Webcast

The Mideast on Fire: What Happens Next?

March 16, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Dalia Ziada, Blogger and Egypt Office Director, American Islamic Congress; Robin Wright, USIP-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar
Webcast

Tunisia's Democratic Transition: Challenges & Perspectives

March 09, 2011 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Middle East Program
Nazeh Ben Ammar, President of the Tunisian American Chamber of Commerce (TACC); Issam Belhaj, TACC Delegate and Founder and CEO of IB Consulting; Maher Kallel, TACC Delegate and Co-Founder and Executive Vice President for International Investment, Poulina Group Holdings

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