Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Roundtable Series

Director: Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative; Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program
November 10, 2010 - Present

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

The Democratic Alternative: Democracy and Development in South Africa, India, and Brazil

Speakers:

Ann Bernstein, Executive Director, The Centre for Development and Enterprise, South Africa; Author of The Democratic Alternative from the South: India, Brazil, and South Africa, John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Contributing Author to Pathways to Freedom

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations; Coeditor of Pathways to Freedom
May 28, 2014

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Higher Education in Arab Gulf Countries

Speaker:

Everette E. Dennis, Dean and Chief Executive Officer, Northwestern University in Qatar

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
April 24, 2014

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Addressing the Challenge of Youth Unemployment in the Middle East

Speakers:

Jaime McAuliffe, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Education For Employment, Pamela Flaherty, President and Chief Executive Officer, Citi Foundation

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
April 9, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

Popular Media and Social Change

Speakers:

William Ryerson, Founder and President, Population Media Center, Roshaneh Zafar, Founder and Managing Director, Kashf Foundation

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative; Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program; Council on Foreign Relations
April 8, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

Economic Development and the Tyranny of Experts

Speaker:

William Easterly, Author of The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor; Professor of Economics, New York University

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative; Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program; Council on Foreign Relations
March 5, 2014

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Yemen: Back from the Brink

Speaker:

Abdul Karim Aleryani, Former Prime Minister, Yemen; Vice President, Yemen National Dialogue Conference

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
February 5, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

Egypt's Turbulent Transition

Speakers:

Michele Dunne, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Michael Wahid Hanna, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations; Council on Foreign Relations
December 17, 2013

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Are Cash Transfers the Best Way to Alleviate Global Poverty?

Speakers:

Chris Blattman, Assistant Professor, Columbia University, Paul Niehaus, Cofounder and President, GiveDirectly; Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
November 22, 2013

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Success in Africa: Who's Driving It and Where Is It Going?

Speaker:

Jonathan Berman, Senior Fellow, Columbia University’s Vale Center; Senior Advisor, Dalberg; and Author, Success in Africa: CEO Insights from a Continent on the Rise

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative; Council on Foreign Relations
September 10, 2013

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A Conversation With Rached Ghannouchi

Speaker:

Rashed Ghannouchi, Cofounder and President, Nahdha Party, Tunisia

Presiders:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations, Ed Husain, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 30, 2013

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The Rest Leapfrogging the West: How Rising Incomes and Technological Innovation Are Driving Financial Inclusion in Emerging Markets

Speakers:

Robert Annibale, Global Director of Microfinance, Citigroup, Shamshad Akhtar, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
May 29, 2013

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Realizing Democracy: Lessons from Mexico and Brazil

Speaker:

Shannon K. O'Neil, Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
May 23, 2013

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Realizing Democracy: Lessons from Thailand and Indonesia

Speaker:

Joshua Kurlantzick, Fellow for Southeast Asia, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
May 13, 2013

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Realizing Democracy: Lessons from South Africa and Nigeria

Speaker:

John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
April 23, 2013

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Realizing Democracy: Lessons from Poland

Speakers:

Grzegorz Ekiert, Professor of Government, Harvard University, George Soroka, Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative
April 19, 2013

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Women's Empowerment and the Path to Democracy in the New Middle East

Speaker:

Nadereh Chamlou, Senior Adviser to the Chief Economist of Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank

Presider:

Reza Aslan, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
April 8, 2013

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Afghanistan Post-2014

Speaker:

Fawzia Koofi, Member of Parliament and Presidential Candidate, Afghanistan

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative
February 12, 2013

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ICT for Development: Combating Corruption and Increasing Government Accountability

Speaker:

Boris Weber, Team Leader, ICT4Gov and Voices Against Corruption, World Bank Institute

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
June 6, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

Why Nations Fail

Speaker:

Daron Acemoglu, Coauthor, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty; Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative; Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
April 16, 2012

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Saudi Arabia on the Edge

Speaker:

Thomas W. Lippman, Middle East Institute

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Council on Foreign Relations
March 28, 2012

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Illiberal Religious Democracies: Challenges for U.S. Foreign Policy

Speaker:

Amitai Eztioni, University Professor and Professor of International Relations, The George Washington University

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
February 2, 2012

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Corruption: Good for Growth?

Speaker:

Michael Klein, Professor for Development Policy, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
December 1, 2011

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USAID in the 21st Century

Speaker:

Donald K. Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
November 21, 2011

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A Conversation with Asma Jahangir

Speaker:

Asma Jahangir, President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan and recipient of the Leo Nevas Human Rights Prize of the United Nations Association of the United States of America

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative; Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
November 9, 2011

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Rock the Casbah: A Conversation with Author Robin Wright

Speaker:

Robin Wright, Author, Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World and Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Council on Foreign Relations
October 4, 2011

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New Approaches to Poverty Reduction: A Conversation with Dean Karlan

Speaker:

Dean Karlan, Yale University

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Council on Foreign Relations
May 11, 2011

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Rights, Revolution, and Reform in Iran

Speaker:

Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Human Rights Lawyer, and Author

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Council on Foreign Relations
April 18, 2011

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A Conversation with Daniel Yohannes

Speaker:

Daniel Yohannes, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Council on Foreign Relations
February 24, 2011

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How the West Was Lost: A Conversation with Dambisa Moyo

Speaker:

Dambisa Moyo, Author, How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly-and the Stark Choices Ahead

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Council on Foreign Relations
February 16, 2011

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Remodeling Global Capitalism after the Crisis: A Conversation with Anatole Kaletsky

Speaker:

Anatole Kaletsky, Editor at Large, The Times of London; Author, Capitalism 4.0: The Birth of a New Economy in the Aftermath of Crisis

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
November 30, 2010

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Prospects for Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Bottom-Up and Top-Down Approaches

Speaker:

Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
November 10, 2010

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