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We Will Prevail: Together as One

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.

Date & Time

Dec. 5, 2016
2:00pm – 5:30pm

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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We Will Prevail: Together as One

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).

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The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting Europe’s relations with the rest of the world through scholars-in-residence, seminars, international conferences and publications. These programmatic activities cover wide-ranging topics include: European energy security, the role of the European Union and NATO, democratic transitions, and counter-terrorism, among others. The program also investigates comparatively European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including migration, global governance, and relations with Russia, China and the Middle East.  Read more

Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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