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

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Rethinking Good Governance

Speaker Brian Levy

Senior Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; author, Working with the Grain: Integrating Governance and Growth in Development Strategy


Presider Isobel Coleman

Senior Fellow and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations

October 22, 2014

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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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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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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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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 BlattmanAssistant Professor, Columbia University, Paul NiehausCofounder and President, GiveDirectly; Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior 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 BermanSenior Fellow, Columbia University’s Vale Center; Senior Advisor, Dalberg; and Author, Success in Africa: CEO Insights from a Continent on the Rise
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior 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 GhannouchiCofounder and President, Nahdha Party, Tunisia
Presiders Isobel ColemanSenior Fellow and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations, Ed HusainSenior 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 AnnibaleGlobal Director of Microfinance, Citigroup, Shamshad AkhtarAssistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior 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'NeilSenior Fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior 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 KurlantzickFellow for Southeast Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior 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 CampbellRalph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior 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 EkiertProfessor of Government, Harvard University, George SorokaLecturer on Government, Harvard University
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior 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 ChamlouSenior Adviser to the Chief Economist of Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank
Presider Reza AslanAdjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
April 8, 2013

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Afghanistan Post-2014

Speaker Fawzia KoofiMember of Parliament and Presidential Candidate, Afghanistan
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior 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 WeberTeam Leader, ICT4Gov and Voices Against Corruption, World Bank Institute
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior 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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Why Nations Fail

Speaker Daron AcemogluCoauthor, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty; Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior 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. LippmanMiddle East Institute
Presider Isobel ColemanCouncil on Foreign Relations
March 28, 2012

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

Speaker Amitai EztioniUniversity Professor and Professor of International Relations, The George Washington University
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior 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 KleinProfessor for Development Policy, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior 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. SteinbergDeputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior 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 JahangirPresident 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 ColemanSenior 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 WrightAuthor, Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World and Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East
Presider Isobel ColemanCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 4, 2011

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New Approaches to Poverty Reduction: A Conversation with Dean Karlan

Speaker Dean KarlanYale University
Presider Isobel ColemanCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 11, 2011

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Rights, Revolution, and Reform in Iran

Speaker Shirin EbadiNobel Peace Prize Laureate, Human Rights Lawyer, and Author
Presider Isobel ColemanCouncil on Foreign Relations
April 18, 2011

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A Conversation with Daniel Yohannes

Speaker Daniel YohannesMillennium Challenge Corporation
Presider Isobel ColemanCouncil on Foreign Relations
February 24, 2011

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How the West Was Lost: A Conversation with Dambisa Moyo

Speaker Dambisa MoyoAuthor, How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly-and the Stark Choices Ahead
Presider Isobel ColemanCouncil on Foreign Relations
February 16, 2011

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

Speaker Anatole KaletskyEditor at Large, The Times of London; Author, Capitalism 4.0: The Birth of a New Economy in the Aftermath of Crisis
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior 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 DaninEni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior 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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