Past Events

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.

Book Launch -- Russian-Eurasian Renaissance? U.S. Trade and Investment in Russia and Eurasia

October 16, 2003 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Kennan Institute
Jan Kalicki, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Eugene Lawson, President, U.S.-Russia Business CouncilTo read more about Russian-Eurasian Renaissance? U.S. Trade and Investment in Russia and Eurasia or to order this book, click here.

Crafting Policy for the Information Age: EU Research on Intangibles

October 16, 2003 // 9:00am11:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
While the U.S. has been caught up with accounting and financial scandals, Europe has been moving quietly forward in laying the foundations for new policies in the information economy. The European Union's (EU) aim is to become the most competitive and knowledge-intensive economy in the world by 2010. What has Europe learned about intangibles that will improve their economy's competitiveness, accountability, and productivity?A roundtable discussion with Clark Eustace, Director of the PRISM Group

The "Strategic Partnership" Between India and Iran

October 16, 2003 // 9:00am10:30am
Asia Program
C. Christine Fair, Associate Policy Analyst, RAND; Jalil Roshandel, Visiting Professor, Duke University

The Human Rights Implications of Global Trafficking in Persons

October 15, 2003 // 11:00am12:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Eric Schwartz, Chief of Staff, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Addressing Conflict: Opportunities and Challenges for Development Assistance

October 15, 2003 // 9:30am10:30am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Director's Forum with Andrew S. Natsios, Administrator, US Agency for International Development


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