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Creating Kosovo: International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions

In shaping the institutions of a new country, what interventions from international actors lead to success and failure? Elton Skendaj’s investigation into Kosovo based on national survey data, interviews, and focus groups conducted over ten months of fieldwork, leads to some surprising answers. Creating Kosovo: International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions highlights efforts to build the police force, the central government, courts, and a customs service.

Oil Sparks in the Amazon: Local Conflicts, Indigenous Populations, and Natural Resources

Speaker:
Patricia I. Vásquez, Author and energy expert

Commentators:
Christopher Sabatini, Senior Director of Policy, Americas Society; editor-in-chief, Americas  Quarterly
Roger-Mark De Souza, Director, Global Sustainability and Resilience Program, Wilson Center
Robert E. Maguire, Director, Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program, The George  Washington University (invited)

Diversity by Design

Challenging stereotypes and conventional wisdom, two North American communities aren't simply "managing" diversity, they are benefitting from it in significant ways.

This article written by urban studies expert Blair Ruble, features video, infographics, and beautiful imagery to tell the success stories of Arlington, VA and Markham, Ontario. It describes how each community has reached out to new residents and built connections that convert diversity from a supposed liability to a hard-edged practical asset.

The Sino-Russian Challenge to the World Order: National Identities, Bilateral Relations, and East versus West in the 2010s

The Sino-Russian Challenge to the World Order is the third volume in a trilogy on national identity. The first two volumes, edited by Gilbert Rozman, concerned the identities of three East Asian countries: China, Japan, and South Korea. The contributors first analyzed how these countries’ national identities suffered through their relation to modernization, and then examined how the national identity of each differed from the other two and how those differences were shaped by the relation of each country to the United States.

War Crimes, Youth Activism & Memory in the Balkans

Past post-conflict justice processes in the Balkan region were comprised of a variety of protagonists, such as governments, international institutions, and civil society. Mechanisms to cope with mass atrocities committed during the conflict in the 1990s included international trials in The Hague, domestic trials in many of the former states of Yugoslavia, and several truth commission attempts. In recent years there has also been a rise in youth activism to confront war crimes. However, literature in transitional justice that addresses this phenomenon remains underdeveloped.

Political Dispossession of Roma in Contemporary Europe

The Global Europe Program is pleased to host the 9th Annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Workshop on Political Dispossession of Roma in Contemporary Europe featuring Dr. Angela Kocze, leading Hungarian Roma rights activist and a visiting assistant professor at Wake Forest University, NC.

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