Democratic Transition Events

Religion and Values in the Formation of a Democratic Public Space in Latin America

March 22, 2010 // 12:30pm1:30pm
Latin American Program
Catalina Romero discusses the role of the Catholic Church in development of democracy in Peru.

Achieving the Grand Vision: Southeast Europe in the EU

February 02, 2010 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Global Europe Program
Crown Prince Alexander II voiced his strong support for Serbia's application for EU membership, which its leaders submitted to Brussels in December 2009. He asserted that "Serbia will gain political and economic benefit from EU membership," arguing that the reforms necessary to meet accession obligations will help to strengthen government institutions.

Challenges for Romania's Democratic Consolidation: Assessing the 2009 Presidential Elections

January 27, 2010 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
The Romanian presidential elections held last fall provoked accusations of mudslinging, electoral fraud and, most recently, even interference by the occult. Vladimir Tismaneanu offered to bring this debate back to solid ground by presenting his assessment of Romania's path to democracy. Although he found no evidence of the occult, Tismaneanu did point to some idiosyncrasies of the party system in the country as well as what he called the "baroque" coalitions that are characteristic not only of Romanian politics but also of other post-communist European democracies.
Webcast

Democratization as a Source of Tension Between the United States and Egypt

December 14, 2009 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Heba Elkoudsy, Visiting Arab Journalist, Woodrow Wilson Center
Webcast

Governance and Democratic Politics in Honduras

December 08, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
The event sought to examine the status of democratic governance in Honduras in light of the June 28 coup d'état, November presidential elections, and prospects for reconciliation in the post-electoral period.

Democracy, Memory and Moral Justice in Postcommunist Europe: The Case of Romania

June 03, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program

Serbia's Transition to a Market Economy: Achievements and Failures

May 13, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Milica Uvalic, Professor of Economics, University of Perugia and current WWICS Public Policy Scholar
Webcast

Democracy and Freedom as Fundamental Human Rights

December 04, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
Mrs. Eleonora Cercavschi, a human rights activist and the 2008 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, spoke on Democracy and Freedom as Fundamental Human Rights. The Honorable Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, and Samuel Donaldson, Chairman of the Wilson Council, and provided introductory remarks.
Webcast

Democracy as a Challenge - The 2007 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture, with Anatoli Mikhailov

November 15, 2007 // 3:00pm5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
On November 15, 2007, the Woodrow Wilson Center co-hosted the third annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture in collaboration with the Ratiu Family Foundation and the Ratiu Democracy Center. The recipient of this year's award, Dr. Anatoli Mikhailov, Rector of the European Humanities University, currently in exile in Vilnius, Lithuania delivered a speech on Democracy as a Challenge. An introduction by former ambassador to Belarus, David Swartz, preceded Professor Mikhailov's address.

The Human Factor in a New Democracy: Hungary in 2007

April 11, 2007 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Elemer Hankiss, Director Hungarian Academy of Sciences Institute of Sociology

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