Democracy

2018 Brazilian Elections - Timeline

Governor Geraldo Alckmin of São Paulo on Brazil’s Economic and Political Outlook in an Unpredictable Election Year

Elected four times to lead São Paulo, Brazil’s richest and most influential state, Governor Geraldo Alckmin is widely expected to run in October’s presidential election. This will be a second attempt to reach the Palácio do Planalto for Alckmin, who lost to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in 2006.

Confronting Challenges to the Liberal World Order

A panel of Wilson Center scholars will debate the extent to which the liberal world order designed at the end of World War II has become outdated. The challenges posed by rising powers, alternative governance institutions, and non-state actors will be discussed, as well as proposals to update the institutions that have preserved that world order.
 
Does the ‘liberal’ characterization reflect today's realities? Should states accept negotiating frameworks with jihadis? What role should the U.S. play?
 

Africa Program Director Monde Muyangwa Speaks to Excellence in Government Fellows at the Wilson Center

On February 6, 2018, Africa Program Director Dr. Monde Muyangwa gave a presentation to the 2018 Cohort of Excellence in Government Fellows (EIG) about effective management skills and leadership. Participants in the EIG program—which promotes leadership and ingenuity in solving complex 21st century challenges—engaged with Dr. Muyangwa on lessons learned from her leadership and management experiences alongside her colleagues Mr. Michael Forster, Chief Operating Officer of the Wilson Center, and Dr. Michael Sfraga, the Director of the Polar Initiative. Dr.

One-on-One with Ksenia Sobchak

Kennan Institute Director Matthew Rojansky sat down with Ksenia Sobchak, candidate for president of the Russian Federation, to discuss her trip to Washington, U.S.-Russia relations, Ukraine, her political platform, and the 2018 Russian presidential election.

Project Seeks a New Generation of Politicians from Rio’s Favelas

In 20 years, do you see yourself being mayor of Rio de Janeiro?

Freedom of Speech: Between Power and Truth in Ukraine

As 2018 opens, Ukraine faces many painful problems: conflict in the Donbas, weakening ties with Ukrainian communities in the separatist-controlled eastern Donbas and the Russia-controlled Crimea, endemic corruption, and disruptive social reforms. And the list of major challenges for Ukraine has recently been enriched with the decline of freedom of speech and of the media.

The first reaction of my friends and colleagues to that statement is disbelief. Are our media freedoms that endangered?

Let’s look at the situation together.

Ranking the World of Ideas: 2017 Global Think Tank Index

James McGann, director of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the current era of political and digital disruption and the role that think tanks and policy-developers can play during this uncertain period.

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