Elections Events

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

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.
Webcast

Uruguay's Presidential Race: A Post-Election Assessment

December 04, 2009 // 8:00am9:30am
Latin American Program
Two distinguished scholars of contemporary Uruguay's politics and economics interpreted the election results and what they portend for the future of Uruguay.

Serbian Foreign Policy and the Possibility of Cooperation within the Western Balkan Region

October 02, 2009 // 10:00am11:00am
Global Europe Program
Recent surveys indicate that public support for the Serbian Progressive Party (SPP), which split from the Serb Radical Party last fall, has grown steadily, and is now at the heels of the Democratic Party, which leads the current government. SPP Party leader Aleksandar Vucic, explained the young party's foreign policy strategy at a Wilson Center noon discussion.

La inserción económica internacional de Uruguay

September 14, 2009 // 8:45am5:00pm
Latin American Program
This seminar on the political economy of Uruguay's international economic relations focused on Uruguay's policy choices in light of the global economic crisis and upcoming presidential elections, in one of Latin America's most stable democracies.
Webcast

History and Politics in Ecuador

May 12, 2009 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Latin American Program
Three experts reflected on the current political situation in Ecuador and on relevant background in the newly-published The Ecuador Reader.

Party systems and the EU Accession Process in Serbia and Croatia

February 25, 2009 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Andrew Konitzer, associate professor of political science, Samford University
Webcast

Elections and Democracy in El Salvador and Nicaragua

February 09, 2009 // 2:00pm4:30pm
Latin American Program
A panel of experts from both countries analyzed electoral trends and results and their implications for the future of democratic governance in the region.

Electoral Reform in the United States: Lessons from the Canadian Experience

December 12, 2005 // 8:30am10:30am
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute held a roundtable discussion on the Canadian experience with electoral reform and the implications, if any, for the ongoing debate in the United States regarding changes to voter registration practices, the electoral franchise, electoral districting, electoral administration, and campaign financing.

Canada and the United States: Where Do We Go After Whatever Happens?

February 19, 2003 // 11:00pm
Canada Institute
Former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark shared his thoughts on the future of the bilateral relationship and his vision of how things could be improved. He also spoke about how Canadians perceive the war on terror and the potential war with Iraq and expressed his optimism for a quick and peaceful solution.

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