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Democracy, Prosperity and Regional Security: The Future of U.S. – Greece Relations

"Strategic partners with a global agenda" said U.S. Ambassador to Greece Charles P. Ries to describe the relationship between the United States and Greece, at a Sept. 26 Policy Forum on "Democracy, Prosperity, and Regional Security: The Future of U.S.-Greece Relations," hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center Southeast Europe Project in Washington, D.C.

Democracy: Ancient and Modern

Transcripts from the event

MR. SITILIDES: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. My name is John Sitilides and I am Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the Woodrow Wilson Southeast Europe Project. It is a distinct honor and pleasure to welcome to the Woodrow Wilson Center a man who I have come to greatly admire, and am just getting to know on a personal level as well, Dr. Victor Davis Hanson.

Reinventing the OSCE for the New Century: The Case for U.S. Leadership

Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, the Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), surveyed the role the OSCE played during the Cold War, the challenges it faces in the 21st century, and how U.S. leadership can help it reinvent itself to remain effective. During the Cold War, the OSCE's principal purpose was to prevent conflict by acting as a forum between the east and west.

Book Discussion: <i>Democracy in Europe: The EU and National Polities</i> by Vivien A. Schmidt

In a recent discussion on her new book, Democracy in Europe: The EU and National Polities, Vivien Schmidt, the Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration in the Department of International Relations at Boston University, offered an explanation of the European Union's oft-cited "democratic deficit." In establishing a conceptual framework for her analysis, Schmidt distinguished between two types of governance in European states: simple and compound polities.

Perspectives on Building Democracy, 1945 and 2004

Duve began by pointing out that his topic, which was chosen some two years ago, had become more relevant when he arrived in Washington to discover that the Bush administration had used the same handbooks in Iraq that had been written for building democracy in Germany in 1945, and were extensively used in Germany in 1945-1947.

Foreign Policy Challenges in the 112th Congress: Development and Security

In the second session of a Wilson Center on the Hill two part series on Foreign Policy Challenges facing the 112th Congress, panelists examined the policy issues affecting the developing world, including U.S. development policy, U.S. nuclear policy, and climate and conflict resolution.

Environment and Security in the Amazon Basin (No. 4)

Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 4: Environment and Security in the Amazon Basin

Decentralization and Democratic Governance in Latin America (No. 12)

Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 12: Decentralization and Democratic Governance in Latin America

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