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April 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412
1957 E Street NW

Ukraine in Anticipation of the October 2012 Parliamentary Elections


Serhiy Kudelia, Visiting Scholar, Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Taras Kuzio, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University

On October 28, 2012, Ukraine will elect a new parliament. The elections will test the strength of President Victor Yanukovychs increasing authoritarian and unpopular regime. It will also measure the resilience of the opposition when key anti-Yanukovych leaders like Yulia Tymoshenko are in jail. To provide an overall picture of the current situation, Serhiy Kudelia will discuss domestic politics, the Yanukovych administration, the state of the opposition and the first stages of the election campaign. Taras Kuzio will discuss Ukrainian foreign policy towards Russia and the West, energy, threats of a visa black list and Ukraines international isolation.

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/Kuzio-KudeliaGWU

Sponsored by Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Thursday, April 12, 2012
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E Street NW

The Arab Uprising The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East: A Conversation with Marc Lynch


Marc Lynch, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Director, Institute for Middle East Studies; Director, Project on Middle East Political Science, GW

Mr. Lynch will be discussing his new book, <i>The Arab Uprising The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East</i>.

RSVP: http://go.gwu.edu/2i

Sponsored by the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) and the Institute for Middle East Studies

Monday, April 16, 2012
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

City View Room, 7th Floor
1957 E Street NW

David H. Miller Lecture: Prospects for Progress: Development, Security, and Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa


Mimi Alemayehou, Executive Vice President, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

William "Mark" Bellamy, Director, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University; former U.S. Ambassador to Kenya

Tebelelo Seretse, Ambassador of Botswana to the United States

Ambassador George Moose, Adjunct Professor of Practice of International Affairs, GW (co-chair)

Ambassador David Shinn, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, GW (co-chair)

6:30 - 7:30 PM Lecture; 7:30 - 8:00 PM Reception

RSVP: http://go.gwu.edu/MillerLecture

Sponsored by the Elliott School of International Affairs

Friday, April 20, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Room 505
1957 E Street NW

Incomplete Assimilation among Muslims in France


David Laitin, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

In France, a Christian citizen is two-and-a-half times more likely to get called for a job interview than an equally qualified Muslim candidate, according to new research by David Laitin. His work identifies religion - rather than race or country of origin - as the source of discrimination in France. The French government currently does not collect information on religion or ethnic backgrounds, a situation that allows the discrimination to continue. Laitin is conducting this research in collaboration with Claire Adida, a professor at UCSD and Marie-Anne Valfort at Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne.
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David Laitin is the James T. Watkins IV and Elise V. Watkins Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on language, religion, culture, and civil conflict.  Professor Laitin is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the recipients of numerous other awards and fellowships.

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/LaitinGWU

Sponsored by the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E Street NW

Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience: A Conversation with Bassam Haddad


Bassam Haddad, Director of the Middle East Studies Program and Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University

Mr. Haddad will be discussing his new book, <i>Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience</i>.

RSVP: http://go.gwu.edu/2f

Sponsored by the Project on Middle East Political Science, the Institute for Middle East Studies