Past Events

Possibilities for Improving Relations with Iran

May 17, 2004 // 10:30am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Ambassador William Green Miller, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Social and Economic Dimensions of Conflict and Peace in Colombia

May 13, 2004 // 12:30pm2:30pm
Latin American Program
During 2003, both the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program published major studies of economic and social conditions in Colombia and the causes and consequences of conflict, including policy recommendations for sustainable and equitable growth and development as well as reform. The World Bank's 900-plus page study, Colombia: The Economic Foundation of Peace, and the United Nations Development Program's human development report, El conflicto: callejón con salida, offer comprehensive diagnoses of the relationship between violence and civil conflict, detailing, among other issues, the human costs of the war, the crisis of the rural sector, and offering recommendations for macroeconomic and social policy reform.

Book Launch--1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs – The Election That Changed the Country

May 12, 2004 // 4:00pm6:00pm
International Security Studies
with author James Chace, Paul W. Williams Professor of Government and Public Law and Administration, Bard College. This event is co-sponsored with the United States Studies Division.
Webcast

Zoellick's New Zealots? Trading Blocs in Asia

May 12, 2004 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Vinod K. Aggarwal, University of California at Berkeley and Woodrow Wilson Center; Commentators: Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Institute for International Economics; Paula Stern, Stern Group, Inc

The Return to Power of Nationalist Parties in Croatia and Serbia: What Does it Mean?

May 12, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Mieczyslaw Boduszynski, Lecturer, Political Science Department, University of San Diego

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.

A Conversation with White House Chiefs of Staff on the Politics of Trade Policy

May 10, 2004 // 4:45pm7:00pm
Latin American Program
The Latin American Program joined with the Council of the Americas to host "A Conversation with White House Chiefs of Staff on the Politics of Trade." Andrew Card, Chief of Staff for President George W. Bush, opened the discussion by describing President Bush's goal to create a better and safer America. The Honorable John Podesta, The Honorable Thomas McLarty, The Honorable John Sununu, and The Honorable James Jones offered comments based on their experience as Chiefs of Staff and in their other roles.Zanny Minton-Beddoes of The Economist moderated the discussion and talked about U.S. leadership in the trading system and the increased complexity of trade policy today.

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