• Haitian Flag Day Symposium: On the Ethics of Engagement and Prospects for Reconstruction

    An international and interdisciplinary panel discussion on post-quake Haiti. Speakers critically framed the reconstruction process in terms of the ethics and pragmatics of engagement. Topics discussed included: state-building and state capacity; democratic participation; the role of IFIs, the UN, the US, NGOs, and individuals in the reconstruction process; the role of race and legacies of […]

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  • Bullets and Ballots: Conflict and Peace in Northern Ireland

    The prospect of drawing violent parties into mainstream political institutions has long been centrally important in bringing about an end to acute civil conflict. “Bullets and Ballots: Conflict and Peace in Northern Ireland” examined the potential for peaceful settlement after a protracted civil conflict with a unique focus on such a possibility from the point […]

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  • An Address by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen took office as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 12th Secretary General on August 1, 2009. As Minister for Economic Affairs and member of the EU’s ECOFIN-council 1990-92, Mr. Rasmussen was the Danish negotiator of and signatory to the Maastricht Treaty which eventually led to the introduction of the single currency, the euro. After […]

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  • Are Human Rights Still Universal?

    Wiktor Osiatynski, born 1945, holds degrees in law and sociology from Warsaw University and Polish Academy of Sciences. Since 1995, as a University Professor at the Central European University Osiatynski teaches at the CEU Legal Program in Budapest, and is also a counsel to the Open Society Foundation. Between 1991 and 1997, Osiatynski was co-director […]

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  • Social Dimensions of Global Health II

    The Center for International Studies and the Global Health Initiative presented the second of two panels on the Social Dimensions of Global Health, featuring presentations by Global Health Initiative faculty on their projects in China, South Asia, and Nigeria, followed by a discussion of the social, social science, and policy aspects of global health. Details of each presentation […]

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  • Social Dimensions of Global Health

    The Center for International Studies and the Global Health Initiative presented the first of two panels on the Social Dimensions of Global Health, featuring presentations by Global Health Initiative faculty on their projects in South India, Malawi, and Liberia, followed by a discussion of the social, social science, and human rights aspects of projects promoting global health. Details […]

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  • Maqam – Central Asian Music Ensemble Performance

    Maqam is a Bukharan Jewish music ensemble that plays in the Central Asian music style of shashmaqam, a classical music style incorporating vocal performance and stringed and percussion instruments. Maqam’s songs encompass a broad variety of topics, from Sufi love poems to rousing wedding dances to mournful religious songs. At their performance, the group will […]

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  • Encounter Point — Film Screening & Discussion

    A film by Ronit Avni and Julia Bacha. Encounter Point, 2006 winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Rencontres Film Festival in Montreal, follows a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother, all of whom risk their […]

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