Past Events

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Sochi’s Impact: Russia, the Caucasus, and Beyond

February 03, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Kennan Institute
Following a year of international diplomatic victories for President Putin, the Sochi Olympic Games will be a chance for the Kremlin to showcase Russia’s resurgence. By the same token, Sochi will test the Russian leadership’s ability to deliver on its promises about economic development and infrastructure building, coordination with local government and civic leaders in the North Caucasus, and calm and control around the event itself, despite likely protests from many groups and close international scrutiny.
Podcast

Michoacán Fights Back: Crime and Response in Mexico

January 31, 2014 // 11:00am12:00pm
Mexico Institute
As Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto begins his second year in office, the country is facing rising security concerns brought about by armed vigilantes in the southwest state of Michoacán. These groups are increasingly militarized to the point they are willing to engage in gun battles with organized crime for control of cities. While the government has agreed to work with them in a limited capacity, it is unclear what their role will be, or how they fit into Mexico’s fight against organized crime.
Webcast

Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: Women’s Political Participation in the Arab Uprisings and Beyond

January 30, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Middle East Program
Join us for a panel discussion where speakers will discuss key challenges and opportunities for women's participation and rights in various countries in the region. The event will highlight insights from a new CARE research report analyzing women’s political participation in countries such as Egypt, Yemen, and Morocco.

Quo Vadis Egypt?

January 30, 2014 // 9:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
The speakers will discuss the situation on the ground in Egypt.
Webcast

Elections in Latin America

January 30, 2014 // 9:00am12:30pm
Latin American Program
A review of 2013 and looking forward to the 2014 elections in Latin America.
Webcast

Social and Political Issues in Today’s Russian Theater

January 29, 2014 // 6:00pm8:00pm
Kennan Institute
Edmita Bulota Lecture Series on Soviet and Post-Soviet Theatrical Arts. This lecture is devoted to important social problems and current political trends of contemporary Russia and their reflection in the modern Russian Theater. The talk addresses not only some of the most significant theater performances in Moscow, but also the professional, human and psychological atmosphere among the leading Russian theater creators and theater managers.
Podcast

A "Normal" Japan? Comparisons with South Korea, China, and ASEAN

January 29, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
This event has been rescheduled. Changes in Japanese foreign policy over the past two decades have led to a rise in the concept of a “normal” Japan. What constitutes a normal state, however, has led to confusion.
Webcast

A Conversation with Tereza Campello, Brazil's Minister of Social Development and Fight Against Hunger

January 29, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
On January 29th, the Brazil Institute and the World Bank will host Minister Tereza Campello and 10 years of the Bolsa Familia conditional cash-transfer program.
Webcast

"In Search of Arctic Energy" Publication Launch

January 29, 2014 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Canada Institute
Please join the Canada Institute, the Kennan Institute, and the European Studies Program for the publication launch of "In Search of Arctic Energy." This event will discuss the findings of the new paper and delve into the implications that Arctic energy exploration will have for the region and the globe's energy economy.

Roundtable Discussion with Marta Lagos

January 28, 2014 // 5:30pm7:00pm
Latin American Program
A discussion with Director of Latinobarómetro, Marta Lagos, about the 2013 report.

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