Past Events

The Peace Process in Colombia with the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia-AUC

June 28, 2004 // 11:00am5:30pm
Latin American Program
In July 2003, the government of President Álvaro Uribe took the unprecedented step of opening formal peace talks with the AUC. Although close to 900 paramilitary fighters demobilized last year, issues such as paramilitary involvement in drug trafficking and accountability for human rights abuses have raised controversy in Colombia and abroad. The Wilson Center conference aims to explore key issues in the Government-AUC peace talks, the prospects for an eventual negotiated settlement, and the key challenges ahead. Video of both the Director's Forum and the Panel discussion is available here. Summaries of both the Director's Forum and the Panel discussion are available in the Summary section.

Book Launch-- Northeast Asia's Stunted Regionalism: Bilateral Distrust in the Shadow of Globalization

June 24, 2004 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Gilbert Rozman, Princeton University

Balkan Stability and Security: The Role of International Organizations

June 24, 2004 // 12:00am
Global Europe Program
Policy Forum featuring Ambassador Richard Schifter and Nenad Sebek of the Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe.

CANCELLED The Future of Kosovo

June 23, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
James Pettifer, Professor, UK Defence Academy

Book Launch--America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order

June 22, 2004 // 4:30pm6:00pm
Global Europe Program
With the authors Jonathan Clarke, Research Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute;Former Guest Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Stefan Halper, Senior Fellow and Director, Atlantic Studies Program, Centre for International Studies, Cambridge University. Commentary will be provided by James Mann, Senior Writer-in-Residence, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; author, Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet

Special Event Kosovo's Current Challenges and Prospects for Resolution

June 22, 2004 // 9:30am10:30am
Global Europe Program
Nexhat Daci, Speaker of the Assembly of Kosovo

Environment, Development and Sustainability:

June 21, 2004 // 12:00am
Brazil Institute
Co-sponsored with The Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Project and The John Heinz III center for Science, Economics and the Environment the Director of INPA José Antônio Alves Gomes discussed his organization's role in the progress of sustainable development in the Brazilian Amazon as well as his Institute's plans for the future.

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
Africa Program
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

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