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Juche and North Korea’s Global Aspirations

NKIDP Working Paper #1, Juche and North Korea’s Global Aspirations,” written by Charles K. Armstrong (Columbia University), follows North Korea’s expansion of diplomatic and economic ties both within and outside of the socialist bloc from the late 1960s into the early 1980s.

Finding Dollars, Sense, and Legitimacy in Burma

All eyes were upon Burma's first election in 20 years. Did this election bear any significance to the country's political future? In an Asia Program publication, eight Burma experts weighed in, offering insights on the recent state of Burma's economy and politics. Edited by Susan L. Levenstein. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Art Exhibit: "The Business of Sustainable Development--An African Forest Tale"

You are cordially invited to a special exhibition of art by Senegalese Glass Painter Mor Gueye illustrating a children's story written by Woodrow Wilson Fellow Jesse Ribot on the disjuncture between European and local discourses in colonial and post-colonial forestry.

Book Launch &#8211; <i>Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya</i>

A book launch with Caroline Elkins, assistant professor of history at Harvard University and author of the recently published, Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya. Elkins's re-examination of the unraveling of British rule in Kenya provided the basis for the 2002 BBC documentary Kenya: White Terror.

Truth and Reconciliation Processes &#8211; A Global Assessment

This program was the second of a two-part series examining truth and reconciliation processes that have emerged in response to mass violence and atrocities. The first part, held at the Visions Theater the previous evening, centered on Rwanda's particular experience, using, as a discussion vehicle, Anne Aghion's new film that tracks the return to his community of a Rwandan Hutu believed to have been involved in the 1994 genocide.

Book Launch: <i>Between Faith and History-A Biography of J.A. Kufuor</i>

Ivor Agyeman-Duah, the author of President Kufuor's biography, discussed this book in light of recent changes in Ghana's politics. When he became President in January 2001, Ghana marked a major transition from years of military rule and semi-competitive politics. Mr. Agyeman-Duah situated President's Kufuor's life in the momentous political events that have characterized Ghana's history. Throughout his life, Mr. Kufuor found inspiration in the Pan-African ideals of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah.

Book Launch: <i>Brazil: A Century of Change</i>

PAULO SÉRGIO PINHEIRO, Co-editor of "A Century of Change"; Professor of Political Science at the University of São Paulo and former secretary of state for human rights for Brazil