Security and Defense Events

The NPT Regime and the Necessity for Universality

March 30, 2004 // 11:00pm
International Security Studies
with Avner Cohen, Senior Research Scholar, Center for International and Security Studies, University of Maryland-College Park and Thomas Graham, Jr., Special Counsel, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Political Instability Task Force: New Findings

February 05, 2004 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Professors Jack Goldstone, Robert Bates, and Colin Kahl discuss the Political Instability Task Force's efforts to develop a global statistical model for assessing states' vulnerability to political instability.

The Conflict-Development Nexus: The Role of Land Distribution in Fostering Stability or Creating Conflict

January 26, 2004 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Experts share their perspectives on the role of land distribution issues as a trigger for conflict and how development assistance can help address conflict situations by resolving such issues.

Realism Canadian Style: The Chrétien Legacy in Foreign and Defense Policy and the Lessons for Canada-U.S. Relations

January 15, 2004 // 8:00am10:00am
Canada Institute
Joel Sokolsky, Professor of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada, reviewed the history of Canadian foreign and defense policy as well as their effect on U.S.-Canada relations at a seminar sponsored by Canada Institute.

Sudan: the Peace Process and Beyond

January 12, 2004 // 8:30am10:30am
Africa Program
Moderated by Jok Madut Jok, Sudanese Scholar and Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow. Featuring John Prendergast Special Advisor to the President of International Crisis Group, Gerard Gallucci, US Chargé d'Affaires in Khartoum, and Kate Almquist , Advisor on Policy to USAID Administrator Natsios.

The Security Demographic: Population and Civil Conflict After the Cold War

December 16, 2003 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Do trends in human population affect a country's chances of civil war? According to a new report from Population Action International, countries with a high number of young adults were more likely to suffer a civil conflict during the 1990s.

Atoms for Peace Conference 2003

December 07, 2003 // 11:00pm
International Security Studies
This two-day conference, cosponsored by the Division of International Studies, The College of William & Mary, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory,assessed the 50 year old legacy of the Atoms for Peace Proposal and also looked ahead at its relevance for dealing with nuclear energy, nonproliferarion, arms control, and terrorism.

Book launch--A Grand Strategy for America

October 29, 2003 // 2:30pm4:30pm
International Security Studies
Speaker and author: Robert J. Art, Christian A. Herter Professor of International Relations, Brandeis UniversityCommentator: Kenneth M. Pollack, Senior Fellow and Director of Research, The Saban Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings InstitutionThis event is co-sponsored by The Century Foundation.

Kenya after Moi

October 09, 2003 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Africa Program
A Roundtable Discussion with one of Kenya’s leading human rights advocates, Dr. Gibson Kamau Kuria, the recipient of both the Robert F. Kennedy 1988 Human Rights Award and the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Award.Dr. Kuria, a distinguished Kenyan lawyer, has for decades been at the center of Kenya’s struggle for constitutionalism and the rule of law. He has been repeatedly honored – for his defense of dissidents, for his mobilization of members of the Kenyan bar in resisting anti-democratic initiatives and practices, for his distinguished serve as a judge, and for his role in the campaign to restore political pluralism in Kenya. Recently, following the election of President Kibaki, Dr. Kuria was appointed to a tribunal established to inquire into allegations of judicial corruption; in addition, he is currently serving as assisting counsel to the commission enquiring into the infamous Goldenberg scandal. His presence in Washington will provide an opportunity to review Kenya’s recent political and constitutional evolution, and to assess Kenya’s human rights environment in post-Moi Kenya.

Macedonia between Conflict and Stability: Overcoming Corruption, Violence and Nationalism

September 24, 2003 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Ed Joseph, Former Director of the Macedonia Project, International Crisis Group, Current EES Research Scholar

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