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 Robert A. Pastor, Peter Quilter
April 14, 2004

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Democracy and Bangladesh: The Challenge of Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UN Reform: What Role Could a Democracy Caucus Play?

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

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

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

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Getting Nowhere? Paths Toward Restoration of Democracy in Burma

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

Presider Joe Siegle
Speaker Thomas CarothersCarnegie Endowment for International Peace
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

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

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The Relationship between Democracy and Development: Implications for Policy

Panelist Morton H. Halperin
Speaker Barry MetzgerCoudert Brothers
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

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

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

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

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Do the International Finacial Institutions Support or Undermine democratization?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Advancing Democracy through International Law

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

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Investing in Emerging Markets: Does Democracy Matter?

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

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

Speakers Paula J. DobrianskyDepartment of State, Walter RaymondCouncil for a Community of Democracies
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

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

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Taking Stock of International Assistance to Political Parties

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

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Democracy & Development: A Report from the White Oak Conference

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

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Democratic Conditionality for Development Assistance?

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

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

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

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