Past Events

Book Launch--Breaking the Real Axis of Evil: How to Oust the World's Last Dictators by 2025

October 22, 2003 // 12:00am
Global Europe Program
with Ambassador Mark Palmer, author; Ambassador Robert Hunter, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and Advisor, RAND Corporation; Peter Ackerman, Chair, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict; and Francis Fukuyama, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS

Book Launch - "Rethinking Argentina: Before December 2001 and Beyond April 2003"

October 21, 2003 // 7:00pm9:00pm
The Latin American Program organized a book launch at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires. The event consisted of a discussion by prominent journalists and political analysts.

Political Drift or Power Shift? The Future of Japanese Leadership

October 21, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Michio Muramatsu, Professor of Political Science, Gakushuin University, Japan; Richard J. Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Verena Blechinger-Talcott, Assistant Professor of Government, Hamilton College. Download Special Report #117.

Eastern Mediterranean Conference IV

October 21, 2003 // 12:00am
Global Europe Program
Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou briefs Greek and Turkish military officers and strategists on Greece's foreign policy at the Western Policy Center's fourth annual Eastern Mediterranean Security Conference in Athens, Greece. The conference is co-hosted by the Hellenic Leadership Institute, the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, and key sponsors include Center for Eurasian Strategic Studies (Turkey),NATO, Raytheon Corporation, National Defense University and the American Jewish Committee.

Stalinism for All Seasons. The History of the Romanian Communist Party

October 20, 2003 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Cold War International History Project
Vladimir Tismaneanu, Professor of Government at the University of Maryland, College Park will be presenting new findings from his upcoming book, Stalinism for all Seasons.

The Tsar's Last Imperialist: the Outrageous Life of Baron Ungern von Shternberg

October 20, 2003 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Willard Sunderland, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Cincinnati, and former Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute

Ralph Bunche, The United Nations, and The United States

October 20, 2003 // 10:30am11:30am
Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) opened a weeklong celebration of the United Nations 58th birthday with a speech at the Wilson Center about the United Nations and its relationship with the United States. Sarbanes also honored the 100th birthday of Ralph Bunche, former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and 1950 Nobel Prize winner for peace.

Hemispheric Security: A View from the South of the Americas

October 20, 2003 // 9:00am6:00pm
The Latin American Program and the University of Bologna co-sponsored this all day conference in Buenos Aires. The event was possible thanks to the collaboration of the Ford Foundation.

Six Modern Plagues and How We are Causing Them

October 17, 2003 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Global climate change, deforestation, heavily industrialized agriculture, and wildlife decimation have contributed to the emergence and spread of modern plagues, argues Mark Jerome Walters.

Peace-Building in Africa's Great Lakes Region

October 17, 2003 // 9:00am10:30pm
Africa Program
A discussion on "Peace-Building in Africa's Great Lakes Region,"led by Ambassador Haile Menkerios, the Director of the Africa division of the UN Department of Political Affairs that is responsible for Africa's Great Lakes region.

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