Governance Events

Book Launch:The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future

May 11, 2004 // 4:00pm5:00pm
China Environment Forum
Elizabeth Economy offers a history of environmental degradation in China, outlines the wide-reaching impact such problems have on nearly every part of Chinese society, and profiles the challenges facing China in resolving pollution and natural resource problems today.
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Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honorable Paul Martin, Speaks at Wilson Center Event

April 29, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Canada Institute
On the occasion of his first visit to Washington, Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin delivered a speech focusing on bilateral issues and the issue of North American security, where he outlined the steps his government has taken to ensure that the Canada-U.S. border is more secure and open to trade.

The Aarhus Convention Test: Environmentalists and Freedom of Information in Post-Soviet States

April 19, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
At a recent Kennan Institute talk, Visiting Scholar Tatiana R. Zaharchenko argues that environmental activism may be a key to increased transparency and democracy in the post-Soviet states.

Experts Discuss "World in the Balance"

April 08, 2004 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Environmental Change and Security Project hosts a preview screening of stories from NOVA's Earth Day episode "World in the Balance." The screening is followed by a panel discussion.

An Opposition Perspective on Nigeria's Political Evolution

April 07, 2004 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
Major General Muhammadu Buhari, a former Nigerian Head of State and President Obasanjo's principal opponent in Nigeria's 2003 presidential election, is currently leading the legal challenge to the conduct and outcome of that election. A ruling in his case, now drawing to a close before the Court of Appeal in Abuja, is expected by the end of March, and will thereafter be appealed to the Supreme Court by whichever side loses.

Post-War Angola: Trends and Prospects

April 05, 2004 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Africa Program
A panel discussion on "Post-War Angola: Trends and Prospects," featuring Raphael Marquez, a journalist and human rights activist; head of the Open Society Institute in Luanda, Professor Gerald Bender, one of America's most distinguished experts on Angola; and Evaristo Jose, Press Secretary for the Embassy of Angola.

Security and Environment in the Mediterranean

March 31, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Although the environmental and security communities are difficult to integrate, Hans Günter Brauch argues that working together will prevent future crises and conflicts, as he launches his groundbreaking volume.

Truth and Reconciliation Processes – A Global Assessment

March 30, 2004 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Africa Program
The Woodrow Wilson International Center's Africa Program and Conflict Prevention Project invite you to a program on "Truth and Reconciliation Processes – A Global Assessment," featuring four distinguished analysts and practitioners. The panel will undertake a comparative assessment of strategies and institutions that have been developed in an attempt to address the always-difficult post-war reconstruction challenge of balancing the demands for justice and accountability with the imperatives of political reconciliation and accommodation.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Drowned Out

March 25, 2004 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A village in India fights the construction of a giant dam that threatens to flood it. ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko and Professor Ken Conca from the University of Maryland discuss.

Assessing the Millennium Challenge Corporation

March 02, 2004 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In 2002, President Bush proposed a new initiative on foreign aid - the Millennium Challenge Account. Experts outline the initiative's principles and the challenges facing the newly-formed corporation.

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