Governance Events

Can Intervention Work? Lessons From Bosnia and the Balkans

May 09, 2011 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Global Europe Program
Support for international interventions around the world is more often driven by the relative success of the most recent experience of intervention, rather than on the merits and context of each specific case, according to Gerald Knaus. With the current debate about NATO's intervention in Libya in the news, Knaus evaluated the methods recently employed to assess and plan interventions, and offered his own framework for how to conduct international interventions, based on lessons learned in the ongoing intervention in Bosnia.
Webcast

Any Changes Coming? Implications of the May 2 Canadian Federal Election for Canada and Canada-U.S. Relations

May 04, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
A panel of Canadian and U.S. experts explored the results of the 2011 Canadian federal election, as well as the implications for Canadian foreign policy and potential impact on Canada-U.S. relations.
Webcast

Russia and the European Court of Human Rights: Implications for U.S. Policy

May 03, 2011 // 10:00am5:30pm
Kennan Institute
The Kennan Institute and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation sponsored a one-day seminar to explore the role of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on the development of the rule of law in Russia.
Webcast

Policing Democracy: Overcoming Obstacles to Citizen Security Reform in Latin America

May 02, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Latin American Program
In his new book, Mark Ungar reviews the full spectrum of areas needing change: criminal law, policing, investigation, trial practice, and incarceration.
Webcast

Russia's Rule of Law Challenge: Implications for U.S. Policy

May 02, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Four leading experts discussed the rule of law in Russia, with a focus on the legal reforms currently underway and how they impact U.S.-Russian relations, Russia’s democratic development and future economic prosperity. Twenty years after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia continues to struggle with the implementation of the rule of law and President Dmitry Medvedev has made this his signature initiative, using it as a means to distinguish his presidency from that of his immediate predecessor, Vladimir Putin

"A Hard Country to Love": Patriotism and National Identity in Russia's Great War, 1914-1918

April 04, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Melissa Stockdale, Associate Professor of History, University of Oklahoma, and Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center, discussed how Imperial Russia's participation in World War I led to a mobilization campaign that united the country's population under a cultivated national identity.
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

From 1910 to 2010: Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Youth and Adult Grievances that Drive the Second Arab Revolt

February 17, 2011 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Rami Khouri, Former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Director, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut; and Visiting Scholar, Fares Center, Tufts University
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Religious Revival in the 21st Century: What Impact on Politics?

February 14, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Middle East Program
Robin Wright, USIP-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Roger Hardy, Former Middle East and Islamic Affairs Analyst, BBC World Service; André Laliberté, Full Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa; Daniel Levine, Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan; José Casanova, Professor of Sociology and Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University

A Blow to Democracy: Election Fraud, Corruption and Political Violence in Albania

February 08, 2011 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Erion Veliaj, a former civil society activist and coordinator of the Albanian opposition parties, discussed the demonstration held on January 21, 2011. The demonstration ended in violence, with four shot and killed by the Republican Guard. Prime Minister Sali Berisha characterized the event as an attempted coup d'état in an attempt to justify the violent response, and said that the demonstrators had been carrying weapons disguised as umbrellas. Veliaj argued at the meeting that these contentions were "ludicrous": according to Veliaj, this was just another in a number of peaceful demonstrations organized by the opposition to protest what they see were unfair elections in 2009. The Albanian government, Veliaj said, was trying to force the population to choose between stability and freedom.

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