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

Presiders Joe Siegle, Joe Siegle
May 19, 2004

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The Inter-American Democratic Charter: Is It Working?

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

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Democracy and Bangladesh: The Challenge of Development

Speakers Moudud Ahmed, Moudud Ahmed, William MilamBangladesh Ministry of Law, William MilamBangladesh Ministry of Law
Presiders Joe Siegle, 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, 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

Presiders Joe Siegle, Joe Siegle
February 18, 2004

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A Dialogue with PBS

Presiders Joe Siegle, 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, Anders AslundCarnegie Endowment for International Peace, Leon AronAmerican Enterprise Institute, Nikolai ZlobinCenter for Defense Information, Nikolai ZlobinCenter for Defense Information, Leon AronAmerican Enterprise Institute
Presiders Joe Siegle, 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, David YangUnited Nations Development Programme, Gita WelchUnited Nations Development Programme, Bennett FreemanBurson-Marsteller, Bennett FreemanBurson-Marsteller, Gita WelchUnited Nations Development Programme
Presiders Joe Siegle, Joe Siegle
December 12, 2003

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UN Reform: What Role Could a Democracy Caucus Play?

Speakers Susan E. RiceThe Brookings Institution, Adrian KaratnyckyFreedom House, Mark P. LagonU.S. Department of State, Adrian KaratnyckyFreedom House, Mark P. LagonU.S. Department of State, Susan E. RiceThe Brookings Institution
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, William MillerWoodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Zia AtabayNational Iranian Television, Jillian BurnsU.S. Department of State, Jillian BurnsU.S. Department of State, Zia AtabayNational Iranian Television
Presiders Joe Siegle, 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, 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?

Speakers Thomas CarothersCarnegie Endowment for International Peace, Thomas CarothersCarnegie Endowment for International Peace
Presiders Joe Siegle, Joe Siegle
June 18, 2003

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

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

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The Relationship between Democracy and Development: Implications for Policy

Speakers Barry MetzgerCoudert Brothers, Barry MetzgerCoudert Brothers
Panelists Morton H. Halperin, Morton H. Halperin
March 19, 2003

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Seoul Conference of the Community of Democracies

Presiders Morton H. HalperinCouncil on Foreign Relations, 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

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

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Do the International Finacial Institutions Support or Undermine democratization?

Speakers William EasterlyInstitute for International Economics & Center for Global Development, William EasterlyInstitute for International Economics & Center for Global Development
Presiders Morton H. Halperin, 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, Charles M. BrownAmnesty International, Carl S. GershmanNational Endowment for Democracy
Panelists Peggy L. HicksInternational Human Rights Law Group, Peggy L. HicksInternational Human Rights Law Group
Presiders David YangInstitute for Global Democracy, David YangInstitute for Global Democracy
May 14, 2002

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

Speakers Morton H. Halperin, Morton H. Halperin
Panelists Mark P. LagonSenate Foreign Relations Committee, Mark P. LagonSenate Foreign Relations Committee
Presiders David YangInstitute for Global Democracy, 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, Rumyan RussinovOpen Society Institute, Budapest, Dimitrina PetrovaEuropean Roma Rights Center, Budapest
Panelists Morton H. Halperin, Morton H. Halperin
Presiders Deborah A. HardingOpen Society Institute, Deborah A. HardingOpen Society Institute
April 11, 2002

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Advancing Democracy through International Law

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

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Investing in Emerging Markets: Does Democracy Matter?

Speakers Michael GoldbergAOL International, Sarah SlusserAES, M. David TestaT. Rowe Price, M. David TestaT. Rowe Price, Sarah SlusserAES, Michael GoldbergAOL International
Presiders Morton H. Halperin, Joe Siegle, Morton H. Halperin, Joe Siegle
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, Walter RaymondCouncil for a Community of Democracies, Paula J. DobrianskyDepartment of State, Paula J. DobrianskyDepartment of State
Presiders Morton H. Halperin, 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, Robert MalleyInternational Crisis Group, Laith KubbaNational Endowment for Democracy, Amy HawthorneWashington Institute for Near East Policy, Rima Khalaf HunaidiUNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States, Rima Khalaf HunaidiUNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States, Amy HawthorneWashington Institute for Near East Policy, Robert MalleyInternational Crisis Group
Presiders Morton H. Halperin, Morton H. Halperin
December 3, 2001

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Taking Stock of International Assistance to Political Parties

Speakers George A. FolsomInternational Republican Institute, Ken WollackNational Democratic Institute, Ken WollackNational Democratic Institute, George A. FolsomInternational Republican Institute
Presiders Morton H. Halperin, Morton H. Halperin, David YangExecutive Director, Center for Global Democracy, 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, Morton H. Halperin, Joe Siegle, Joe Siegle
Presiders David YangExecutive Director, Center for Global Democracy, David YangExecutive Director, Center for Global Democracy
October 24, 2001

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Democratic Conditionality for Development Assistance?

Speakers David DollarWorld Bank, David DollarWorld Bank, Timothy F. GeithnerFormer Senior Fellow, International Economics, Thomas CarothersCarnegie Endowment for International Peace, Thomas CarothersCarnegie Endowment for International Peace, Timothy F. GeithnerFormer Senior Fellow, International Economics
Presiders Morton H. Halperin, 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, Morton H. Halperin, Larry DiamondHoover Institution, Larry DiamondHoover Institution
Presiders David YangExecutive Director, Center for Global Democracy, David YangExecutive Director, Center for Global Democracy
May 7, 2001

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