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Crisis and Decisions in Cyprus: Euro-Contagion and Prospects for Reunification

September 21, 2011 // 10:00am11:00am
Global Europe Program
As Cyprus struggles to forgo being another player in the Eurozone debt calamity, many tough choices will have to be made in the coming weeks and months. Reshuffling the cabinet and tight fiscal policies could stiffen resolve behind austerity measures that, if adopted, could possibly see Cyprus through its economic crisis. For the first time in over half a century of the Republic’s history there is a call for early elections. These are certainly difficult times for Cyprus. With the coalition party, DIKO, pulling out and leaving AKEL the only party supporting the administration, the economy edging towards a bail-out, and the whole Mari fiasco explosion there is little room for any serious talks or remedies for successful negotiations with Turkish Cypriots. Can Christofias hold on to his post for the next 18-months of his presidency to regain voter confidence? Will Cyprus need an EU bail-out or can it pull through the economic crisis on its own? And in the wake of a politically feeble government and economy, what are the prospects for a settlement of the Cyprus problem?
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Global Economic Challenges & Solutions: A Conversation With Christine Lagarde

September 15, 2011 // 10:00am11:00am
Prior to the International Monetary Fund annual meeting, Managing Director Christine Lagarde gave her first Washington policy address at The Wilson Center.

Ethnocracy Instead of Democracy in Macedonia

September 12, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
On June 5, 2011, Macedonia held parliamentary elections. The outcome confirmed the fears of many observers, analysts, and democracy advocates that the ruling VMRO-DUI government coalition (both ultra-nationalist parties) will remain in power for the next four years with dire consequences for the future of Macedonia. Over the last four years, the government strongly protected nationalist projects and ethnic alliances, rather than the rule of law. The re-elected government has already shown disrespect for the rule of law, democracy, civil society, human rights, and freedom of speech in its earliest actions, which jeopardizes Macedonia’s attempt to accede to the European Union.

The Phenomenon of Solidarity: Pictures From the History of Poland, 1980-1981

August 29, 2011 // 5:00pm7:00pm
Cold War International History Project
The Phenomenon of Solidarity commemorates the 30th anniversary of the founding of the movement, and highlights formative moments in its history.

Four Types of Diaspora Mobilization: Albanian Diaspora Activism for Kosovo Independence in the U.S. and the UK

June 29, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
This comparative study explores the conditions and causal pathways through which conflict-generated diasporas become moderate or radical actors when linked to homelands experiencing limited sovereignty.

A Luncheon with Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium

June 27, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Council of Women World Leaders
The Council of Women World Leaders was honored to host, in collaboration with the Belgian Embassy, Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium for a private luncheon Monday, June 27, 2011 as a part of the Council’s Spotlight on Leadership Series.

The Working Group on the Western Balkans: Confronting Illegitimacy

June 27, 2011 // 10:00am3:00pm
Global Europe Program
The EU and the US agree that the long-term goal for the Western Balkans is European integration. For a variety of reasons, however, progress on this goal has stalled. This series aims at launching a discussion on the hurdles to enlargement in the Western Balkans, the tools available to various international actors in the region, and how these resources might best be applied to reach the goal of integration most efficiently. These meetings, therefore, address issues that are at the core of the making the Transatlantic relationship work.
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The Civilizing Mission: How France Sees Its Role in the World

June 17, 2011 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Global Europe Program
New York Times correspondent Elaine Sciolino and retired foreign service officer Brinton Rowdybush discuss how the French view their role in global affairs.

Turkey's Elections: Great Expectations for Democratization or Business as Usual?

June 16, 2011 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Global Europe Program
Fuat Keyman, Director, Istanbul Policy Center and Professor of International Relations, Sabanci University (Turkey)
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Conventional Arms Control in Europe During the Cold War: New Insights From the Archives

June 16, 2011 // 9:30am11:00am
Cold War International History Project
Christoph Bluth, professor of international studies at the University of Leeds will discuss his on-going research on the history of the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR) negotiations.

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