Together with the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project,and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS Africa) Monash South Africa organized and hosted a landmark conference on the historical dimensions of South Africa's Nuclear Weapons Program.
Adam Michnik, a political activist and retired member of Poland's first democratic parliament, was presented the 2009 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award on December 3 at the Woodrow Wilson Center. At the event, Michnik delivered year's Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture: Democracy: Traps and Question Marks.
Radio Free Europe began regular broadcasts from Munich sixty years ago with a news program by its Czechoslovak department. To mark this anniversary, the Collegium Carolinum, together with the Czech Centre, and the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes held the conference "Voices of Freedom – Western Interference? 60 Years of Radio Free Europe in Munich and Prague."
Ryoo Kihl-Jae, former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar and long-time partner of the North Korea International Documentation Project, was nominated as the next Minister of Unification of the Republic of Korea by President-elect Park Geun-hye.