Past Events

The 24th Annual Conference of the Assembly of Turkish American Associations

January 29, 2004 // 11:00pm
Global Europe Program
Executive Director John Sitilides discusses the impact of the European Union on U.S.-Turkish relations as a panelist at the 24th annual conference of the Assembly of Turkish American Associations.

Environment, Population, and Health: Development Strategies for a More Secure World

January 29, 2004 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Speaking at the Woodrow Wilson Center for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond argues that population growth and overusing natural resources lead to societal collapse.

Transformation and Integration: Russia, Europe and America after 9/11 and Iraq

January 29, 2004 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Kennan Institute
Speakers: Alexander Motyl, Associate Professor of Political Science, Deputy Director, Center for Global Change and Governance, Rutgers University; Blair Ruble, Director, Kennan Institute; Lilia Shevtsova, Senior Associate, Carnegie Moscow Center.Discussants: Philip Hanson, Professor of the Political Economy of Russia & Eastern Europe, University of Birmingham; Pilar Bonet, Correspondent, El Pais, Moscow; Oleksander Pavliuk, Senior External Co-operation Officer, Office of the Secretary General, OSCE, Vienna, and former Regional Exchange Scholar, Kennan Institute.

The Role of the Private Sector in Areas of Conflict

January 29, 2004 // 7:30am11:30am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Deborah Avant, Professor of Political Science, George Washington University; David Lowry, Vice President, Office of Social and Developmental Programs, Freeport McMoran; Nick Killick, International Alert; Vivian Lowery Derryck, Senior Vice President, Public-Private Partnerships, Academy for Educational Development; Andrew Newton, Associate Fellow, Royal Institute of International Affairs; and Eleonore Kopera, Business Humanitarian Forum

The Presidential Crisis in Lithuania: Its Roots and the Russian Factor

January 28, 2004 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Richard Krickus, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Mary Washington College and EES Short-term Scholar

Oligarchic Capitalism in Putin's Russia: The Khodorkovsky Case

January 27, 2004 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Kennan Institute
David Hoffman, Foreign Editor, The Washington Post

Islamization and the Pakistani Economy

January 27, 2004 // 8:00am4:00pm
Asia Program
Khurshid Ahmad, Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad; Shahid Javed Burki, EMP Financial Advisers; Isobel Coleman, Council on Foreign Relations; Parvez Hasan, World Bank ; Vali Nasr, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School; Omar Noman, United Nations Development Programme; Ishrat Husain, governor, State Bank of Pakistan; Charles Kennedy, Wake Forest University; Saeed Shafqat, Columbia University; Akbar Ahmed, American University: Moderators: Munawar Z. Noorani, Fellowship Fund for Pakistan; Dennis Kux, Woodrow Wilson Center; William Milam, Woodrow Wilson CenterRead the Keynote Speech by Ishrat Husain Download the Conference Report in PDF Format

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.

From Juli to Yul: The Brynner Family Saga from Vladivostok to Hollywood

January 26, 2004 // 11:00am12:00pm
Kennan Institute
Rock Brynner, Adjunct Professor, Department of History, Marist College

POSTPONED---Untangling West African Conflicts

January 26, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
Please check back for the rescheduled date. A program on "Untangling West African Conflicts," featuring Youseff Mahmoud, the Director of the Africa II Division of the UN Department of Political Affairs. One of the UN's most knowledgeable and experienced diplomats, over the last six years Mr. Mahmoud has been directly involved in initiating or implementing a number of conflict prevention, peacemaking and peace building activities in Central and West Africa. His appearance at the Woodrow Wilson International Center will provide an opportunity to take stock of recent developments and the UN response in such conflict-plagued states as Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast.

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