Events

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The Uncertainty of Freedom and the Freedom of Uncertainty

November 12, 2013 // 11:55am1:00pm
The Global Europe Program cordially invites you to attend the 14th Annual Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture featuring Ambassador Michael Zantovsky. This lecture is made possible with the support of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, the Embassy of the Czech Republic, the Friends of Slovakia and the American Friends of the Czech Republic.

Lessons from the Summer of Snowden: The Hard Road Back to Trust

November 07, 2013 // 11:00am12:00pm
This panel will discuss intelligence practices in post-9/11 world and the resulting disconnect between expectations of personal privacy and the logic of mass surveillance technologies.
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Angela Merkel: The Authorized Biography

November 05, 2013 // 2:30pm4:00pm
An authorized biography of one of the most powerful women in the world sheds light on the person behind the politician.

CANCELLED: Future Economic and Energy Prospects in Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean

October 24, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Future Economic and Energy Prospects in Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean

The Future of the Eurozone

October 10, 2013 // 10:30am12:00pm
Jörg Asmussen has been a Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank since January 2012. He is responsible for the Directorate General International and European Relations and the Directorate General Legal Services. He represents the ECB in various European and international fora, e.g. the Euro Working Group and the G20 Deputies.

Why Communism Did Not Collapse: Understanding Authoritarian Regime Resilience in Asia and Europe

October 03, 2013 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Martin K. Dimitrov, Associate Professor of Political Science at Tulane University, will speak on the puzzling durability of communist autocracies in Eastern Europe and Asia, the the longest-lasting type of non-democratic regime to emerge after World War I.

Women, Business and the Law 2014: Removing Restrictions to Enhance Gender Equality

October 03, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Women, Business and the Law measures how laws, regulations, and institutions differentiate between women and men. It further discusses how the respective laws, regulations, and institutions may affect women’s incentives, capacity to work, or to set up and run a business. It objectively measures legal differences on the basis of gender in 143 economies, covering six areas: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit, and going to court. This year’s report was published by Bloomsbury Publishing. wbl.worldbank.org
Catherine Ashton
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A Conversation With Catherine Ashton

September 30, 2013 // 2:50pm4:00pm
Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has given a new cohesion and direction to EU foreign policy. Please join us as she talks with Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Center, on critical issues from the UN General Assembly in New York - Iran and Syria - and her recent work on the Balkans, Egypt, and Somalia.

Reshaping Eurasia's Future: Russia, China, and the EU

September 25, 2013 // 9:00am2:00pm
Eurasian geopolitics are more fluid now than they have been for at least a decade. The looming U.S. withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan and Russia's uncertain capabilities in the region leave a vacuum for new extra-regional powers to fill.

The Vatican and Ostpolitik

September 23, 2013 // 12:00pm1:30pm
On March 7, 1963, Pope John XIII met the daughter and son-in-law of the Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev in a private audience. On the same day, at a UN conference on diplomatic and consular relations, Agostino Casaroli, the architect of the Vatican’s own Ostpolitik (policy towards the East), met with delegates from across the Soviet Bloc. Both instances can be considered the beginning of a new Ostpolitik pursued by the Catholic Church.

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  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Kristina N. Terzieva // Program Assistant
  • Emily R. Buss // Program Assistant