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Education is at the Heart of Ratiu Lecture

This month, the Woodrow Wilson Center hosts the fourth annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture. Previous awardees include Saad Eddin Ibrahim, an Egyptian democracy activist, and Belarusian democracy activist Anatoli Mikhailov, president of the European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Ion Ratiu Lecture Celebrates Democracy

On December 4, the Wilson Center will host its fourth annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture, honoring Eleonora Cercavschi of Moldova. Named in honor of the late Romanian activist Ion Ratiu, the award and lecture aim to bring visibility and international recognition to the ideas and accomplishments of those who are working on behalf of democracy. Whether in exile from oppressive regimes or representing today's emerging democracies, these individuals from around the world have made outstanding contributions to circulating ideas about democracy and democratic change.

Corrupt Circles: A History of Unbound Graft in Peru

As Peru prosecutes former president Alberto Fujimori and other alleged participants in state crimes, the country's longstanding culture of impunity is under attack, and the subject of corruption has acquired a new prominence, both in Peru and in Latin America more broadly. In Corrupt Circles, Alfonso W. Quiroz gives a definitive and thorough history of Peruvian corruption that dates back to the country's colonial period.

Eleonora Cercavschi to Receive 2008 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award

WASHINGTON— The Woodrow Wilson Center, the Ratiu Center for Democracy, and the Ratiu Family Charitable Foundation, are pleased to announce that Eleonora Cercavschi is the 2008 Recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award. Mrs. Cercavschi is the principal of Stefan the Great High School (Stefan Cel Mare Si Sfint Lyceum) in Grigoriopol, Moldova. The award will be presented at the Woodrow Wilson Center on December 4, 2008, during the Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture.

Professor Anatoli Mikhailov Accepts the 2007 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award


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The Ion Ratiu Lecture is pleased to announce that the 2007 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award is Professor Anatoli Mikhailov. Professor Mikhailov is one of the leading personalities fighting for democracy in Belarus.

Re-envisioning the Chinese Revolution: The Politics and Poetics of Collective Memories in Reform China

Popular memories of the revolutionary past have become a political and cultural force in China. Traumatic memory and active criticism make up part of this wave, but so does nostalgia for collective responsibility and for feelings of freedom and progress.

The Art of Conversation: dialogue at the Woodrow Wilson Center

When Robert McNamara co-authored Wilson’s Ghost, he intended the book as an apology—his “political last will and testament”—for misguided policies he had advanced in the Vietnam War. And when General Benjamin O. Davis Jr. led the fabled Tuskegee Airmen in the skies of Europe in World War II, he saw that as a second front in a war for dignity that black aviators were already fighting.

Anatoli Mikhailov is named the 2007 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Awardee

The Ion Ratiu Lecture is pleased to announce that the 2007 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture and Award is Professor Anatoli Mikhailov. Professor Mikhailov is one of the leading personalities fighting for democracy in Belarus.

The Strategic Triangle: France, Germany, and the United States in the Shaping of the New Europe

France is Germany’s most important partner in the process of European integration. The United States was long Germany’s protector but now is the power balancing Germany’s in Europe. And the Franco-American relationship, though less prominent than the other two, has a great impact on both of them.

The Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture at the Woodrow Wilson Center

2007 IRDL recipient announced: Anatoli Mikhailov, Belarus

The Ion Ratiu Lecture is pleased to announce that the 2007 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture and Award is Professor Anatoli Mikhailov. Professor Mikhailov is one of the leading personalities fighting for democracy in Belarus.


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