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We Will Prevail: Together as One

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2016 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Workshop

The Wilson Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Manuel Cuesta Morúa, a leading scholar and political activist from Cuba, will receive the 2016 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award. Dr. Manuel Cuesta Morúa has worked extensively on democratic reforms in Cuba and over the last two decades he has played a leading role in a number of human rights organizations. Please join Dr. Morúa and a leading panel of experts to discuss the future of a post-Castro Cuba. 

2016 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Recipient

Manuel Cuesta Morúa
Coordinator, Plataforma Nuevo País and 2016 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Recipient

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

The Honorable Jane Harman
President, Director and CEO, The Wilson Center

Hector Schamis
El País and Adjunct Professor, Center for Latin American Studies, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

Keynote: We will Prevail: Together as One

Manuel Cuesta Morúa
Coordinator, Plataforma Nuevo País and 2016 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Recipient

Roundtable Discussion

Carl Gershman
President, National Endowment for Democracy

Roger Noriega
Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Richard Feinberg
Professor of International Political Economy, School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar

 

The Award Ceremony and Reception will follow.

Established in 2005, the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award (IRDA) aims to bring visibility and international recognition to the ideas, ideals and accomplishments of individuals around the world who are working on behalf of democracy. Previous awardees include Jamil Hasanli (2015), Mustafa Nayyem (Ukraine, 2014), Angela Kocze (Hungary, 2013), Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar, 2012), Nabeel Rajab (Bahrain, 2011), Oleg Kozlovsky (Russia, 2010), Adam Michnik (Poland, 2009), Eleonora Cercavschi (Moldova, 2008), Anatoli Mikhailov (Belarus, 2007), Saad Ibrahim (Egypt, 2006), and Sergio Aguayo (Mexico, 2005).