Past Events

The Shiites and the U.S. in Iraq

April 12, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Remarks prepared by Yitzhak Nakash, Chair, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Brandeis University. Video of the presentation, as filmed by C-Span, is also available here.

Ambivalence to Ambiguity: Why Ukrainians Remain "Undecided"

April 12, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Mykola Riabchuk, Research Associate, University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy; John Kolaska Fellow, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Edmonton; and former Regional Exchange Scholar, Kennan Institute

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.

Can We Keep the Poor Warm in Transitioning States? Problems of Social Protection in Eastern Europe

April 07, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Michael Cain, Associate Professor of Political Science, St. Mary's College of Maryland

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.

Religious Freedom as a Condition for Russia's Revival in the 21st Century

April 06, 2004 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
Anatoly Krasikov, Director, Center of Social and Religious Studies, Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, and Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, Kennan Institute

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.

Containment, Reagan, and the Collapse of Communism

April 05, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Sheldon Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of History, Oxford, OH, and former Title VIII-Supported Short-term Scholar, Kennan Institute

Book Launch -- Culture, Nation, and Identity: The Ukrainian-Russian Encounter, 1600-1945

April 02, 2004 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Kennan Institute
Frank E. Sysyn, Visiting Professor in Ukrainian Studies, Harriman Institute, Columbia University; Director, Peter Jacyk Center for Ukrainian Historical Research, University of Alberta; and former Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute; Mark von Hagen, Professor, Department of History, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, and former Short-term Scholar, Kennan Institute

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