Search Results for "1989" : 20

by / on February 3, 2015 at 1:42 am / in Campus, Events

Events 02/02 – 02/08

by Wednesday, February 4th Chinese Dreams and Chinese Nightmares, 1989 to 2014 2:10pm  –  4:00pm International Affairs Building, Room 1219 Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Department of History, University of California Irvine. This talk is part of the Harriman Institute Core Project 2014-2015: Learning from Transition: From the Local to the Global. How has the Chinese Communist Party stayed…

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by / on April 26, 2015 at 5:49 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 04/27-05/01

…nsition to a market economy (1989-2015), explaining why a country that had among the best starting conditions in 1989 ended up lagging so much behind. Initial conditions in Serbia in 1989 are briefly recalled, the difficult 1990s when the country experienced extreme political and economic instability, severe UN economic sanctions and NATO bombing, and the new phase of Serbia’s transition after the political changes in autumn 2000. The main…

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by / on March 28, 2015 at 1:06 am / in Campus, Events, Uncategorized

Events 03/30-04/03

by Monday, Mar 30th Roundtable Discussion on the Proposal for an International Anti-Corruption Court Monday, March 30, 2015 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus William and June Warren Hall Room 101 By invitation only. This event will bring together academics, legal experts and policy makers to discuss the case for the establishment of an International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC) proposed by Senior Unit…

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by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm / in Asia, Current Issue, World

Myan-marred Relations

by When President Thein Sein of Burma announced on September 30, 2011 that he was suspending construction on the Myistone Dam “to respect the people’s will,” Chinese officials were “shocked,” “surprised,” and “utterly unprepared” to handle such a democratic decision. The $3.6 billion project, brainchild of the state-owned China Power Investment (CPI), would have delivered 90 percent of the potential 6,000 megawatts generated to cities…

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by / on March 9, 2014 at 11:56 am / in Campus, Events

*Events* March 10th-14th

by Monday, March 10, 2014 Pizza With Your Prof: Professor Mila Rosenthal 5:00pm – 6:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus Lerner Hall, East Ramp Lounge Pizza with your Prof: Mila Rosenthal, “My Experience Working for Rights, Justice, and Less Awfulness”Join us for our Professor Speakers Series! Professor Mila Rosenthal will discuss her experiences working in the field of human rights and development particular…

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by / on December 16, 2006 at 2:18 pm / in Asia, World

Corrupting China

…ethods of resistance, from letter-writing campaigns to acts of violence against government buildings. During the 1989 student protests, the largest mass protest movement in recent times, NYU social science and history professor Craig Calhoun found that the corruption issue was featured front and center. An end to government corruption was a main demand listed in a 1989 petition of intellectuals, and in a number of surveys, it surfaced as the sing…

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by / on April 20, 2013 at 1:22 pm / in Opinion, World

The Lady is Not For Turning

by WikiCommons Margaret Thatcher was a conviction politician, driven by ideas and grounded in her principles. Her unshakeable belief  in economic liberalism and political freedom spread across the world. She oversaw the fall of communism in the USSR while China, India and Latin America opened up their economies and freed up their markets, leading to an era of unprecedented prosperity. Her legacy at home though is quite mixed.   To som…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:47 am / in Asia, World

Islamabad Relations

by Illustration by Esha Maharishi From the unannounced raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound that surprised and humiliated Pakistani officials, to a badly botched NATO operation that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, 2011 was not a great year for US-Pakistani relations. Many American policymakers are dismayed that neither friendship nor financial assistance has induced Pakistan to cooperate with American objectives in South Asia. Moreover, t…

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by / on June 10, 2012 at 9:07 am / in ACE Forum, Allegiance of College Editors

Ace Forum: Healthcare III

by This is the third in a four-part series on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In the first installment of this forum, Hussein Elbakri, of the Columbia Political Review, analyzed the arguments for and against the Affordable Care Act’s constitutionality. Next Noah Fram, of the Vanderbilt Political Review, discussed the Act from the standpoint of public policy, asking directly if the bill is “a normative good for society.”…

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by / on May 8, 2015 at 7:57 pm / in Current Issue, Europe, First Person, Interview

Identity Theft? An Exploration of Ukrainian National Identity in the Conflict with Russia

by Interview with Alexander J Motyl Alexander J. Motyl is a Ukrainian-American historian, political scientist, poet, writer, translator and artist. He is a professor of political science at Rutgers University and specializes in the history of Ukraine, Russia, and the USSR. His recent piece “Is Russia Artificial?” published last November in the Foreign Policy Journal, responds to statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Ukraine…

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