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Jan 12 2010 - 9:30am to 11:00am
“In a year marked by intensified repression against democratic reformers by the world’s most powerful authoritarian regimes, the state of freedom experienced a continued global erosion…2009 represents
Nov 18 2009 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

At the 2007 Ministerial Council Meeting in Madrid, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister promised the participating states that his country would implement far-reaching domestic reforms before assuming the

Nov 4 2009 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Since the disengagement of Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC from Zimbabwe’s Government of National Unity two weeks ago, frequent reports of renewed violence and intimidation are raising fears of a return to 20
Jul 23 2009 - 12:30pm
Central to Zimbabwe’s Global Political Agreement is the adoption of a new national constitution based on democratic values and principles that will pave the way for fresh elections.  The reform proces
Jun 4 2009 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
On Thursday in Cairo, President Obama will give a major, long-awaited address to the Muslim world.  His words will be followed closely by millions of Arab and Muslims looking for signals about U.S.
Jun 4 2009 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
In recent years, a distinct set of powerful authoritarian states – including Iran, China, Russia, Venezuela, and Pakistan - have advanced alternatives to democratic m
May 13 2009 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
May 13, 2005, Andijan, Uzbekistan – After armed men freed a group of prisoners awaiting trial in the remote and impoverished Uzbek city of Andijan, a massive, non-violent anti-governm
May 11 2009 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Cultivated from years of travel and interviews, The Next Founders lifts the veil on liberal reformers from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
May 7 2009 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
World Press Freedom Day on May 3 comes this year as news media worldwide struggle to survive the economic downturn.
Apr 27 2009 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
After nearly a year, Zimbabwe is still reeling from the outcome of the March 2008 elections.  Despite many challenges, the elections have nevertheless opened a small window of opportunity.  Parliament