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.

Meetings

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

Speakers: Moudud Ahmed, William Milam, Bangladesh 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: Stanley Crossick, Center 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

Speakers: Leon Aron, American Enterprise Institute, Anders Aslund, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Nikolai Zlobin, Center for Defense Information
Presider: Joe Siegle
January 14, 2004

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

Speakers: Bennett Freeman, Burson-Marsteller, Gita Welch, United Nations Development Programme, David Yang, United Nations Development Programme
Presider: Joe Siegle
December 12, 2003

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UN Reform: What Role Could a Democracy Caucus Play?

Speakers: Adrian Karatnycky, Freedom House, Mark P. Lagon, U.S. Department of State, Susan E. Rice, The Brookings Institution
November 12, 2003

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

Speakers: Zia Atabay, National Iranian Television, Jillian Burns, U.S. Department of State, William Miller, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Presider: Joe Siegle
October 15, 2003

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Getting Nowhere? Paths Toward Restoration of Democracy in Burma

Speakers: Brian Joseph, National Endowment for Democracy, Bridget Welsh, Johns 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?

Speaker: Thomas Carothers, Carnegie 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. Palley, Open Society Institute, David Yang, United 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 Metzger, Coudert Brothers
Panelist: Morton H. Halperin
March 19, 2003

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Seoul Conference of the Community of Democracies

Presider: Morton H. Halperin, Council 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 Windsor, Freedom 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 Brumberg, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Rima Khalaf Hunaidi, United Nations Development Programme, Clovis Maksoud, Center for the Global South
Presider: Morton H. Halperin, Council on Foreign Relations
September 19, 2002

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Do the International Finacial Institutions Support or Undermine democratization?

Speaker: William Easterly, Institute 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. Brown, Amnesty International, Carl S. Gershman, National Endowment for Democracy
Panelist: Peggy L. Hicks, International Human Rights Law Group
Presider: David Yang, Institute 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. Lagon, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Presider: David Yang, Institute for Global Democracy
April 17, 2002

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

Speakers: Dimitrina Petrova, European Roma Rights Center, Budapest, Rumyan Russinov, Open Society Institute, Budapest
Panelist: Morton H. Halperin
Presider: Deborah A. Harding, Open Society Institute
April 11, 2002

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Advancing Democracy through International Law

Speakers: Thomas M. Franck, NYU School of Law, Harold Hongju Koh, Yale Law School, Diane Orentlicher, American University's Washington College of Law
Presider: Morton H. Halperin
March 14, 2002

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Investing in Emerging Markets: Does Democracy Matter?

Speakers: Michael Goldberg, AOL International, Sarah Slusser, AES, M. David Testa, T. Rowe Price
Presiders: 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: Paula J. Dobriansky, Department of State, Walter Raymond, Council 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

Speakers: Amy Hawthorne, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Rima Khalaf Hunaidi, UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States, Laith Kubba, National Endowment for Democracy, Robert Malley, International Crisis Group
Presider: Morton H. Halperin
December 3, 2001

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Taking Stock of International Assistance to Political Parties

Speakers: George A. Folsom, International Republican Institute, Ken Wollack, National Democratic Institute
Presiders: Morton H. Halperin, David Yang, Executive 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 Yang, Executive Director, Center for Global Democracy
October 24, 2001

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Democratic Conditionality for Development Assistance?

Speakers: Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, David Dollar, World Bank, Timothy F. Geithner, Former 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: Larry Diamond, Hoover Institution, Morton H. Halperin
Presider: David Yang, Executive Director, Center for Global Democracy
May 7, 2001

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