The Wilson Center and Democracy Promotion
Feb 24, 2014
Since it became an independent state 23 years ago, Ukraine has been looted by its structure of government at all levels and those close to it. The word “corruption” is not adequate to present-day Ukraine, and in fact, distorts reality. more
Feb 20, 2014
In an interview with Voz de América, Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson discusses the current situation in Venezuela. This interview is in Spanish. more
Feb 13, 2014
Anti-government protesters clashed with police in Venezuela, leaving three people shot to death and many injured. more
Since it became an independent state 23 years ago, Ukraine has been looted by its structure of government at all levels and those close to it. The word “corruption” is not adequate to present-day Ukraine, and in fact, distorts reality.
In an interview with Voz de América, Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson discusses the current situation in Venezuela. This interview is in Spanish.
Anti-government protesters clashed with police in Venezuela, leaving three people shot to death and many injured.
Big scale political crises occur in Ukraine approximately once in a decade, with each next crisis more devastating than the previous one. However, if the crises of 1994 and 2004 resulted in a change of power, the crisis of 2013 so far has not been resolved.
January 30, 2014 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
A review of 2013 and looking forward to the 2014 elections in Latin America.
January 27, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Past post-conflict justice processes in the Balkan region were comprised of a variety of protagonists, such as governments, international institutions, and civil society. Mechanisms to cope with mass atrocities committed during the conflict in the 1990s included international trials in The Hague, domestic trials in many of the former states of Yugoslavia, and several truth commission attempts. In recent years there has also been a rise in youth activism to confront war crimes.
January 10, 2014 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Since the middle of December the world's newest country, South Sudan, has been gripped by violence. What started as a political dispute has escalated into fighting across significant portions of the country.
Shaping U.S.-Brazil Relationship After the Snowden Affair: A Conversation with Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon
The Brazil Institute is pleased to launch a special report on the Dec. 19 event with Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon
In Sustaining Human Rights in the Twenty-first Century, some of the Western Hemisphere's leading human rights experts shape and bolster new approaches, from the concepts of rights to transnational efforts, by placing the struggle for rights in historical and comparative perspective.
In the Second Brazilian Congressional Study Mission on Innovation, a group of Brazilian congressmen and senators visited to Europe to learn about innovation policies.
We discuss an Oregon initiative to improve the quantity and quality of civic participation in that state.
William Pomeranz, Acting Director of the Kennan Institute, discusses political and economic trends in post-Soviet countries. Lauren McCarthy, research scholar with the Kennan Institute, discusses continuing problems with human trafficking and slave labor in the Russian Federation.
We explore the latest issue of the Wilson Center’s flagship publication, the Wilson Quarterly with the help of its editor, Steve Lagerfeld and contributors Joshua Kucera and Steve McDonald. Also Robert Litwak discusses nuclear proliferation threats to United States and global security.
Regional Director of Africa, International Foundation for Electoral Systems
Dynamic Women for Peace (DWP), Democratic Republic of Congo
Sister Angelique Namaika runs Dynamic Women for Peace (DWP), in Dungu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Since 2008, she has been assisting young girls to recover from the trauma of being abducted by the LRA and rebuild their lives. Her organization promotes reintegration and reconciliation by encouragi...