Jul 15
Jul 15 2015

The Global Campaign against Democratic Norms

12:00 PM- 02:00 PM
To shield themselves from international scrutiny, resurgent authoritarians are seeking to reshape global institutional frameworks that have been integral to the liberal post-Cold War order. Alexander Cooley, Steven Heydemann, Ronald Deibert, and Christopher Sabatini discuss the implications of the campaign against democratic norms in Eurasia, China, the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America, and cyberspace.
Jun 25 ,15

The Threat of Religious Extremism to Women’s Participation...

03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

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In her presentation, Farahnaz Ispahani will analyze how ISIS has managed to gain influence among Muslim women, assess the implications for women’s participation in all aspects of life, and offer recommendations for creating a counter-narrative to combat the appeal of religious extremism. Her presentation will be followed by comments from Nina Shea.


Jun 24 ,15

The Challenges of Democratization and Economic Recovery...

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In a panel discussion, experts on Zimbabwe identify the challenges that must be overcome in order to reverse Zimbabwe’s current trajectory as well as explore opportunities for local and international actors to encourage political reform and economic recovery.


Jun 23 ,15

Too Scared to Post: Freedom of Expression Under Ethiopia’s...

03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

In her presentation, Ethiopian journalist Simegnish Mengesha discusses the impact of new anti-terrorism legislation in her country and how it limits freedom of speech as well as the persecution of journalists.