November 09, 2005 // 9:30am — 10:30am
Jan Eliasson, President of the United Nations General Assembly; Will Davis, Opening Remarks, Director, United Nations Information Centre; David Birenbaum, Moderator, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; former U.S. Ambassador to the UN for UN Management and Reform.This event was cosponsored by the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC).
October 28, 2005 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Christopher Bancroft Burnham, Under-Secretary-General for Management, United Nations; A. Edward Elmendorf, Opening Remarks, President, UNA-NCA; David Birenbaum, Moderator, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; former U.S. Ambassador to the UN for UN Management and Reform
September 20, 2005 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi. Video of this event is now available.
Reforming the United Nations: Making the United Nations More Accountable, Transparent, and Efficient
May 12, 2005 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Philo Dibble, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Adrian Hills, Senior Officer and Policy Advisor on Reform, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations. Edward Luck, Director of the Center on International Organization and Professor in the Practice of International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. Moderated by David Birenbaum, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; former U.S. Ambassador to the UN for UN Management and Reform.
Live Webcast: The Dangerous Connection - Failed and Failing States, WMD, and Terrorism: Initiatives Proposed by the United Nations Secretary General and the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change
April 25, 2005 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Lee Hamilton, President and Director, Woodrow Wilson Center; former Vice Chairman of the 9-11 Commission.Lord David Hannay, Member of the HLP; former Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the UN; former United Kingdom Special Envoy to Cyprus. David Kay, former IAEA/UNSCOM Chief Nuclear Weapons Inspector; Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.John Sewell, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; former President of the Overseas Development Council (ODC). Moderated by David Birenbaum, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; former U.S. Ambassador to the UN for UN Management and Reform.
April 22, 2005 // 10:00am — 11:30am
A Roundtable discussion with Philip Verwimp, Poverty Economist, Rwanda Office of the World Bank, who will use data from household surveys to compare poverty before and after the genocide.
Live Webcast---Legitimacy and the Use of Force: Discussion on the United Nations High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change
March 23, 2005 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Lee Feinstein, Senior Fellow, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Deputy Director of Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Michael Glennon, Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; The Honorable Brent Scowcroft, Member of the HLP, President and Founder of The Scowcroft Group, and former National Security Advisor to President Gerald Ford and President George H. W. Bush. Moderated by David Birenbaum, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and former U.S. Ambassador to the UN for UN Management and Reform.
Responding to Crises, Managing Post-conflict Situations and Building Peace: Recommendations by the United Nations High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change
February 14, 2005 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Gareth Evans, Member of the HLP and President, International Crisis Group; Carlos Pascual, Coordinator, Office of Reconstruction and Stabilization, United States Department of State; General William Nash, (USA, ret.), Director, Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations; Moderated by David Birenbaum, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN for UN Management and Reform.
December 22, 2004 // 8:00am — 9:30am
Abdulwahab Alkebsi, Program Officer for the Middle East and North Africa, National Endowment for Democracy (NED); Denise Dauphinais, Deputy Director and General Manager, Center for Transitional Justice Program and Post-Conflict Governance, IFES; Stuart Krusell, Deputy Director of Iraq Programs, International Republican Institute (IRI); Makram Ouaiss, Senior Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa Region, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI); Maha Muna, Programme Manager and Officer in Charge, Governance, Peace and Security Unit, United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM); Charlie Ponticelli, Senior Coordinator,International Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State.This event was co-sponsored by the Conflict Prevention Project and the Middle East Program.
December 07, 2004 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Venue: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1800 K Street NW, B-1 Conference Room.General Anthony Zinni, Former Commander in Chief U.S. Central Command, United States Marine Corps (Ret.); William J. Garvelink, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)