Society and Culture Events
Threats to the Free Press in the Baltic States: Assessing the Impact of Government Policies and the Financial Crisis
May 05, 2011 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
Global Europe Program
The 2008 economic crisis had a dramatic impact on the societies and economies of the Baltic States. To give a sense of the scale: in Latvia, GDP plummeted from 11.9 percent in 1996 to -19 percent in 2009. Two journalists from the region, Inga Springe and Dainius Radzevicius, asserted that among the many other consequences of the crisis, it has had a significant impact on the quality of the media. The panelists discussed the impact that these developments may have on democracy in the region.
April 25, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Olga Kazmina, Professor, Department of Ethnology, Moscow State University; Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Department of Religion, Emory University; and Former Regional Exchange Scholar, Kennan Institute
April 21, 2011 // 4:30pm — 6:00pm
In discussing his new book, "Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams," Charles King, Professor of International Affairs and Government at Georgetown University and former Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Scholar, Kennan Institute, analyzed the vibrant city of Odessa, and the destruction of its Jewish population.
April 11, 2011 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
A presentation by Wilson Center Pakistan Scholar and journalist Huma Yusuf about Pakistan's independent media.
April 04, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
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.
March 30, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Middle East Program
Sahar Mohamed Khamis, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Professor of Women's Studies, University of Maryland
March 25, 2011 // 1:30pm — 5:30pm
United States Studies
March 17, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
International Security Studies
A discussion with author Lorenzo Vidino, visiting fellow at RAND Corporation
February 15, 2011 // 11:30am — 1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists Liza Grandia, assistant professor of international development and social change at Clark University, and Jason Bremner, director of population, health, and environment at the Population Reference Bureau, argued that meeting the needs of Latin America's rural communities is therefore key to conserving Latin America's forests.
February 14, 2011 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
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