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The History of the Gas Centrifuge and Its Role in Nuclear Proliferation

The discovery of A.Q. Khan's extensive nuclear proliferation network based upon gas centrifuge technology used to enrich uranium to weapons-grade has created a crisis of confidence in the non-proliferation regime. While the beginnings of gas-centrifuge experimentation date back to the 1930s, it was only in the 1970s that the technology advanced enough to become commercially viable. Widely considered an unlikely path to nuclear weapons proliferation until the 1990s, gas-centrifuge technology is now seen by some as a central threat to the non-proliferation regime.

What Is the Phone Number of Europe? Leadership in the European Union After the Lisbon Treaty

The Lisbon Treaty introduced significant changes in the institutional order and external representation of the European Union. This workshop will revisit the founding compromise of European integration between sovereignty and supranationality and assess the effects of these transformations on the legitimization of the EU. Focusing on the European Council as the prominent governing body of the European polity and the most dramatic arena of European politics, European and American academics and officials will offer their views.

The Increased Salience of Corruption in East and Central Europe: The Role of International Organizations

Over the last decade, international organizations have brought the fight against corruption in local governments to the global stage. The prominence of corruption as a global problem stems from the fact that it is associated with poor economic performance, low foreign investment, increased inequality and poverty, environmental degradation. Grigorescu asserted that it also threatens the survival of young democracies.

The EU, International Organizations and Post Communist Reform: Five Paradoxes

The European Union and other International Organizations have played an important role in reforming the institutions of post communist societies. Through its accession process, the EU in particular has generated a great deal of activity in institutional reform in central and Eastern Europe. But there is evidence to suggest that these changes are not as authentic and deep as they should be. By tracing East European countries' progress in adopting the EU's acquis communautaire, Wade Jacoby offered five paradoxes the should be considered when designing a democracy promotion strategy.

National Minorities in Post-Communist Europe: The Role of International Norms and European Integration

National Minorities in Post-Communist Europe: The Role of International Norms and European Integration
November 17, 2004
Staff-prepared summary of the EES informal discussion with Will Kymlicka, Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy at Queen's University and Visiting Professor in the Nationalism Studies Program, Central European University, Budapest.

Rating the Slobo Show:<br> Is the ICTY's Leading Case Advancing Justice?

Staff-prepared summary of the East European Studies discussion with Eric Gordy, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Clark University, MA and a Title-VIII JSTS Alumnus.

NATO and the EU: The Institutional and Policy Challenges for Euro-Atlantic Organizations and Northeastern and Southeastern Europe

Tentative Agenda

8:45 - 9:00

Martin Sletzinger, East European Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center
Samuel Wells, West European Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center
James Henderson, Stanley Foundation