Society and Culture

An Evening of Kyrgyz Jazz with Salt Peanuts

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Kennan Institute Central Asia Series

The Kennan Institute and the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United States and Canada invite you to an evening reception and jazz performance to mark the anniversary of Kyrgyzstan's independence, as well as the launch of the Institute’s fall series of programming on Central Asian culture. 

Perestroika: The Last Attempt to Create the New Soviet Person

Co-sponsored by the History and Public Policy Program.

Paying for Retirement: Challenges for Private Pension Development in Eastern Europe

How to meet the economic as well as social needs of the elderly is a challenge for any government. It has been particularly taxing for countries transitioning from a command economy in to a free market economy, as citizens have had to adjust expectations for what they should expect from the private as well as public sectors to fund their retirement. Adapting expectations and educating current and future pensioners has been a tremendous hurdle for governments as they look to making fundamental changes in paying for pensions.

Special Issue of Asian Affairs Addresses Religious Freedom in South Asia

The Asia Program is pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of the journal Asian Affairs edited by Wilson Center fellow Dr. Neeti Nair and Asia Program deputy director Michael Kugelman.

Programa Bolsa Família

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