Roundtable on Democracy Promotion

Director: Joe Siegle
May 1, 2001 - June 30, 2004

The Democracy Promotion Roundtable is a monthly series of seminars examining various topical issues facing the democracy promotion community. The sessions aim to advance the policy debate on economic, political, and bureaucratic constraints to the current wave of democratization - affecting some 90 countries around the world. With this aim in mind, the roundtables serve as a forum to bring policy practitioners, non-governmental democracy promotion agencies, academics, think-tanks, and advocacy professionals together to discuss emerging policy issues involving democratization - ideas that are vetted by the collective experience of the participants. Sessions normally involve 2-3 panelists, each presenting for approximately 10-15 minutes on a selected theme. The remainder of the 90 minute sessions are opened for questions and broader dialogue. Some of the panelists that have participated in these sessions include William Easterly, Carl Gersham, Harold Koh, Paula Dobriansky, and George Folsom, among others.

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Democracy Promotion in Hong Kong

Presider Joe Siegle
May 19, 2004

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The Inter-American Democratic Charter: Is It Working?

Speakers Peter Quilter, Robert A. Pastor
April 14, 2004

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Democracy and Bangladesh: The Challenge of Development

Speakers Moudud Ahmed, William MilamBangladesh Ministry of Law
Presider Joe Siegle
April 6, 2004

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European Approaches to Democracy Promotion: EU Enlargement and the Greater Middle East Initiative

Speakers Daniel Hamilton, Stanley CrossickCenter for Transatlantic Relations, John Hopkins University
March 17, 2004

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The Millennium Challenge Account: Prospects and Hurdles for Strengthening Democracy

Presider Joe Siegle
February 18, 2004

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A Dialogue with PBS

Presider Joe Siegle
February 5, 2004

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Reversals in Russian Democracy: Next Steps for the United States

Speakers Anders AslundCarnegie Endowment for International Peace, Nikolai ZlobinCenter for Defense Information, Leon AronAmerican Enterprise Institute
Presider Joe Siegle
January 14, 2004

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The Forgotten Second Sector: The Role of Private Firms in Support of Democracy

Speakers David YangUnited Nations Development Programme, Bennett FreemanBurson-Marsteller, Gita WelchUnited Nations Development Programme
Presider Joe Siegle
December 12, 2003

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UN Reform: What Role Could a Democracy Caucus Play?

Speakers Adrian KaratnyckyFreedom House, Susan E. RiceThe Brookings Institution, Mark P. LagonU.S. Department of State
November 12, 2003

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What Can International Actors Do to Promote Democratic Change in Iran?

Speakers William MillerWoodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Jillian BurnsU.S. Department of State, Zia AtabayNational Iranian Television
Presider Joe Siegle
October 15, 2003

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Getting Nowhere? Paths Toward Restoration of Democracy in Burma

Speakers Bridget WelshJohns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Brian JosephNational Endowment for Democracy
September 17, 2003

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Building Democracy in Post-Conflict Iraq: What's Working, What Isn't, and How Should the United States Proceed from Here?

Speaker Thomas CarothersCarnegie Endowment for International Peace
Presider Joe Siegle
June 18, 2003

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Democracy in Africa: National and Regional Implications of Nigeria’s Elections

Presider Morton H. Halperin
May 21, 2003

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The Impact of Economic Policy on Democracy

Speakers Thomas I. PalleyOpen Society Institute, David YangUnited Nations Development Programme
Presider Morton H. Halperin
April 9, 2003

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The Relationship between Democracy and Development: Implications for Policy

Speaker Barry MetzgerCoudert Brothers
Panelist Morton H. Halperin
March 19, 2003

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Seoul Conference of the Community of Democracies

Presider Morton H. HalperinCouncil on Foreign Relations
November 20, 2002

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Democracy and Good Governance in Africa: Potential Implications of the Millennium Challenge Account and NEPAD

Speaker Jennifer WindsorFreedom House
Presider Morton H. Halperin
October 17, 2002

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Addressing the 'Freedom Deficit' in the Arab World: the UNDP 'Arab Human Development Report 2002'

Speakers Daniel BrumbergCarnegie Endowment for International Peace, Rima Khalaf HunaidiUnited Nations Development Programme, Clovis MaksoudCenter for the Global South
Presider Morton H. HalperinCouncil on Foreign Relations
September 19, 2002

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Do the International Finacial Institutions Support or Undermine democratization?

Speaker William EasterlyInstitute for International Economics & Center for Global Development
Presider Morton H. Halperin
June 12, 2002

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Convergence or Divergence?: The respective agendas of the Human Rights and Democracy Promotion Communities

Speakers Charles M. BrownAmnesty International, Carl S. GershmanNational Endowment for Democracy
Panelist Peggy L. HicksInternational Human Rights Law Group
Presider David YangInstitute for Global Democracy
May 14, 2002

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Immediate Threats to Democracy: Improving the Response of the International Community

Speaker Morton H. Halperin
Panelist Mark P. LagonSenate Foreign Relations Committee
Presider David YangInstitute for Global Democracy
April 17, 2002

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Discrimination Against the Roma: A Problem for the Consolidation of Central European Democracy

Speakers Rumyan RussinovOpen Society Institute, Budapest, Dimitrina PetrovaEuropean Roma Rights Center, Budapest
Panelist Morton H. Halperin
Presider Deborah A. HardingOpen Society Institute
April 11, 2002

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Advancing Democracy through International Law

Speakers Thomas M. FranckNYU School of Law, Diane OrentlicherAmerican University's Washington College of Law, Harold Hongju KohYale Law School
Presider Morton H. Halperin
March 14, 2002

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Investing in Emerging Markets: Does Democracy Matter?

Speakers M. David TestaT. Rowe Price, Sarah SlusserAES, Michael GoldbergAOL International
Presiders Joe Siegle, Morton H. Halperin
February 20, 2002

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Between Warsaw and Seoul: An Assessment of the Community of Democracies Movement

Speakers Walter RaymondCouncil for a Community of Democracies, Paula J. DobrianskyDepartment of State
Presider Morton H. Halperin
January 16, 2002

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America’s Response to Terrorism: Promoting Democracy in the Middle East in the Wake of 9/11

Speakers Laith KubbaNational Endowment for Democracy, Rima Khalaf HunaidiUNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States, Amy HawthorneWashington Institute for Near East Policy, Robert MalleyInternational Crisis Group
Presider Morton H. Halperin
December 3, 2001

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Taking Stock of International Assistance to Political Parties

Speakers Ken WollackNational Democratic Institute, George A. FolsomInternational Republican Institute
Presiders Morton H. Halperin, David YangExecutive Director, Center for Global Democracy
November 20, 2001

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Democracy & Development: A Report from the White Oak Conference

Speakers Morton H. Halperin, Joe Siegle
Presider David YangExecutive Director, Center for Global Democracy
October 24, 2001

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Democratic Conditionality for Development Assistance?

Speakers David DollarWorld Bank, Thomas CarothersCarnegie Endowment for International Peace, Timothy F. GeithnerFormer Senior Fellow, International Economics
Presider Morton H. Halperin
June 27, 2001

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Sustaining the Current Wave of Global Democratization: The Strategic Swing States

Speakers Morton H. Halperin, Larry DiamondHoover Institution
Presider David YangExecutive Director, Center for Global Democracy
May 7, 2001

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