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NAFTA at 10: Progress, Potential, and Precedents

Ten years ago, U.S. President George Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in San Antonio, Texas. Since the signing of NAFTA, trade and investment among the three North American nations has grown by more than 100 percent, with $1.7 billion in trilateral trade each day.

Looking Forward: Sustaining the Earth and Humanity - Implications for the New UN Secretary-General

Skepticism of climate change and its threats to the earth and humanity is quickly and increasingly losing ground as the international community prepares to undertake the massive task of implementing an international environmental regime. Realizing this goal of stabilizing the environment requires new frameworks for global actions.

New Ideas in the Transition from Relief to Development

Samuel Nyambi, UN Resident Coordinator, UN Humanitarian Coordinator and the UNDP Resident Representative in Ethiopia;
Abou Moussa, UN lead representative of the Peace-Building Office in Liberia; Herbert M'Cleod, Director of the Operations Support Group (OSG) in Sierra Leone; and Simon Nhonga, UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator in Eritrea

Diaspora Communities: Influencing U.S. Foreign Policy

Thomas Ambrosio, Assistant Professor of Political Science, North Dakota State University and Yossi Shain, Professor of Comparative Government and Diaspora Politics, Georgetown University

The Kinshasa Government’s Perspective on the Great Lakes Crisis

Kikaya Bin Karubi, Minster of Information and Vital Kamerhe, Chief Negotiator to the DRC Government, two high-ranking officials of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), spoke to a large audience of the policy community in Washington, presenting Kinshasa’s view of the current state of the regional peace process in the DRC.

Greek Foreign Policy: An Exercise in Adaptation

The basis for the presentation that Dr. Couloumbis made, on March 20, 2007, was centered on a larger paper, titled "Greek - Turkish Relations and the Theory of Kantian Democratic Peace," being done as part of a final analysis from his term as a Southeast Europe Policy Scholar. Below are remarks, from the paper, prepared for his presentation. The larger paper is still a work in progress and, once completed, will be found in the Commentary section of our website.

The EU Future: Global Power or European Governance?

The EU Future: Global Power or European Governance?
Speaker: Dr. Achilles Skordas, Professor, University of Athens School of Law

The Southeast Europe Project, in conjunction with the East European and West European Studies Programs, held a discussion on Tuesday, March 29, 2005.

Balkan Stability and Security: The Role of International Organizations

by Nenad Sebek
Executive Director
Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe

An Italian Perspective on the Evolution of the European Union

5th Floor Conference Room

In a distinguished diplomatic career, Ambassador Puri Purini has held a number of assignments including Vice-Chairman of the Governing Board of the International Energy Agency in Paris, Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington, and as the Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe.