Past Events

Live Webcast/Book Launch--Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran

June 17, 2004 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Editors Mark J. Gasiorowski and Malcolm Byrne will present findings from their recent collaboration Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran. The book examines the turbulent political climate that prevailed in Iran during Mosaddeq's tenure, the strategic considerations that led U.S. officials to opt for a coup, and the details of the coup itself. Based on exhaustive research, this is an authoritative account of the tragic events that led to the overthrow of Mosaddeq, including recent declassification of CIA documents regarding the 1953 coup that overthrew Mohammad Mossadeq's government in Iran.

The Conflict-Development Nexus. Development Through the Lens of Peacemaking: The Role of Assistance Programs in Burundi

June 17, 2004 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Glenn Slocum, former Mission Director in Burundi and former Director of East African Affairs, United States Agency for International Development (retired); Ozong Agborsangaya, Director, Sub-Saharan Africa Programmes, Search for Common Ground and Howard Wolpe, Director, Africa Program Woodrow Wilson Center

Liberia: An Update on Peacekeeping and Reconstruction

June 17, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A briefing with UN Under-Secretary-General Jacques Paul Klein, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Coordinator of United Nations Operations in Liberia. Mr. Klein reported on recent developments in Liberia, and discussed the principal challenges faced by the United Nations mission in assisting Liberia's post-war reconstruction.

U.S. Military Policy for Space: How Should Europe Respond?

June 16, 2004 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Global Europe Program
with speaker, Dr. Constanze Stelzenmueller, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Defense and Security Editor, Die Zeit and Commentator Dr. Richard L. Kugler, Distinguished Research Professor Center for Technology and National Security Policy of National Defense University

The Slovak Presidential Elections: the Final Defeat of Meciarism?

June 16, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Sharon Fisher, Senior Economist, Global Insight

Bureaucrats and Russian Transition: The Politics of Accommodation

June 15, 2004 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
Yevgenia Albats, columnist, The Moscow Times, and host, Echo Moskvyi

Book Launch--From Empire to Community: A New Approach to International Relations

June 15, 2004 // 3:30pm5:30pm
International Security Studies
with author Amitai Etzioni, University Professor and Director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies, George Washington University

Contemporary Iranian Women Painters

June 15, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Farideh Lashaii, Iranian artist

Turkey's EU Prospects and Europe's Domestic Politics

June 15, 2004 // 12:00am
Global Europe Program
Saban Disli, Deputy Chairman of Turkey's governing Justice and Development party, is the keynote speaker at a conference on "Turkey's EU Prospects and Europe's Domestic Politics."

The Dream of Public Television and the Reality of Russian Media

June 14, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Mikhail Fedotov, Vice President, INDEM Foundation, and Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholar, Kennan Institute

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