December 03, 2009 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Adam Michnik, political activist, retired member of Poland's first democratic parliament, and Editor in Chief, Gazeta Wyborcza; Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to President Jimmy Carter
December 01, 2009 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
Jeffrey Herf, Professor of Modern European History, University of Maryland, College Park; Richard Breitman, Professor of History, American University
September 25, 2009 // 10:00am — 11:00am
His Excellency Klaus Tschütscher, Prime Minister, Principality of Liechtenstein
May 27, 2009 // 5:00pm — 7:00pm
Granville Austin, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center
February 06, 2009 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Andrei Marga, Universitatea Babes-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
December 04, 2008 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Mrs. Eleonora Cercavschi, a human rights activist and the 2008 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, spoke on Democracy and Freedom as Fundamental Human Rights. The Honorable Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, and Samuel Donaldson, Chairman of the Wilson Council, and provided introductory remarks.
June 17, 2008 // 9:00am — 5:00pm
Escape From the Holocaust? The Fate of Jews in Finland and other Scandinavian Countries: Featuring former U.S. Ambassador to Finland James E. Goodby as well as several prominent scholars on the history of the Holocaust-era in Scandanavia
March 26, 2008 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
His Excellency Adrian Vierita, Romanian Ambassador to the United States will discuss NATO's future as his country prepares to host the upcoming NATO Summit in April.
November 15, 2007 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On November 15, 2007, the Woodrow Wilson Center co-hosted the third annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture in collaboration with the Ratiu Family Foundation and the Ratiu Democracy Center. The recipient of this year's award, Dr. Anatoli Mikhailov, Rector of the European Humanities University, currently in exile in Vilnius, Lithuania delivered a speech on Democracy as a Challenge. An introduction by former ambassador to Belarus, David Swartz, preceded Professor Mikhailov's address.
The 2006 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture: Are There Democracy Lessons Arabs Can Learn From Eastern Europe?
November 30, 2006 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Dr. Saad Ibrahim, professor at the American University in Cairo and the recipient of the 2006 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award delivered the 2nd annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture key-note address: Are There Democracy Lessons Arabs Can Learn From Eastern Europe? Introductory remarks were provided by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed.