Governance Events

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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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Obama Administration Relations with Central America: A Conversation with Seven U.S. Ambassadors

February 01, 2011 // 8:30am10:00am
Latin American Program
The ambassadors discuss U.S. policy priorities in Central America, including issues of organized crime, democratic governance, and trade.
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A Discussion with His Excellency Angelino Garzón, Vice President of the Republic of Colombia

January 26, 2011 // 4:30pm5:30pm
Latin American Program
Vice President Garzón, describes an ambitious program of domestic and foreign policy initiatives mapped out during the administration’s first months in office.
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How the West Can Win: Controlling Spending as We Grow

January 12, 2011 // 11:00am12:00pm
Canada Institute
James Flaherty, Canada’s finance minister, spoke at a Director’s Forum on the need for financial prudence. Flaherty spoke at length on the factors that allowed Canada to effectively address and quickly recover from the 2008 financial crisis.
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Iran Primer I: Domestic Politics

December 15, 2010 // 11:00am12:30pm
Middle East Program
Geneive Abdo, Director, Iran Program, The Century Foundation; Shaul Bakhash, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History, George Mason University; Robin Wright, USIP-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar
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Honduras and the Inter-American System: One Year After

December 13, 2010 // 9:00am1:00pm
Latin American Program
A seminar was held to analyze Honduras' internal struggles and isolation from the Inter-American system.
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Ahmadinejad's Confrontation with the Iranian Parliament

December 07, 2010 // 11:00am12:30pm
Middle East Program
Bahman Baktiari, Director, The Middle East Center, University of Utah

Off-site Event: The World Youth Democracy Forum for D.C.-Area Students

December 03, 2010 // 9:00am11:30am
History and Public Policy Program
The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at The George Washington University and the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award at the Woodrow Wilson Center co-hosted the 2010 World Youth Democracy Forum for DC-Area Students. The Forum featured the 2010 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner, Oleg Kozlovsky of Russia.
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The Sixth Annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Award

December 02, 2010 // 1:00pm5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
Oleg Kozlovsky, a political activist and co-founder of Solidarnost, United Democratic Movement in Russia, received the 2010 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award on Thursday on 2 December at the Woodrow Wilson Center, as part of a two-panel workshop featuring a round-table discussion After the "Reset:" U.S. and European Approaches to Russia and a keynote address Democracy: New Tools for the Struggle.

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