The special series features the following events in Fall 2012.
Women in Our Digital World: Creating Solutions with New Media Technologies
Friday, September 21, 2-4 p.m.
Join three extraordinary women from Syria, DR Congo, and India to discuss the power of digital media in accelerating women’s empowerment and creating local change. These grassroots citizen journalists will share their stories and describe the transformational impact of finding one's voice and forming connections to end conflict and inequality.
The U.S. Election in a Global Context: 2012 and Its Potential Outcomes
Tuesday, October 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.The 2012 U.S. presidential election has largely focused on domestic issues: the deficit, economic recession and recovery, and social programs such as health care have been the main topic of dialogue, debate, and attacks. The U.S. international agenda has remained on the periphery, yet widely debated domestic issues such as trade and energy security have international ramifications. Likewise, international alliances and trade competition will have an increasingly heavy impact on the nation’s direction.
With two very different visions presented by President Obama and Governor Romney, what might be the potential global impact of a continued Democratic or newly elected Republican White House? NYU University Professor Arthur R. Miller, a leading scholar in the field of civil procedure, and a panel of experts in policy and world affairs will discuss economic, energy, and security issues, as well as how the U.S. position in the world might be altered under two very distinct political agendas.
Arthur R. Miller – NYU University Professor and NYU-SCPS Director of Public Dialogues
Ian Bremmer – President, Eurasia Group
Robert Bryce – Senior Fellow, Center for Energy Policy and the Environment, Manhattan Institute
Wesley Clark – Senior Fellow, UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations
Leslie H. Gelb – President Emeritus and Board Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
James F. Hoge, Jr. – Counselor, Executive Office, Council on Foreign Relations; Chairman, Human Rights Watch
Malou Innocent – Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute
Judith Miller – Adjunct Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Contributing Editor, City Journal
Edward L. Morse – Managing Director and Global Head – Commodities, Citi Research
James Traub – Columnist,
foreignpolicy.com; Contributing Writer, The New York Times Magazine
National War Crimes Prosecutions: The Impact of Politics
Tuesday, December 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.The international community has endorsed the idea that national war crimes prosecutions complement the work of the International Criminal Court. Yet, national courts often face significant difficulties conducting such prosecutions domestically, sometimes due to lack of capacity, but more often due to lack of political will. Join practitioners and experts in this field to examine how political contexts impacted local war crimes prosecutions in four diverse countries-the DRC, Serbia, Iraq, and Guatemala.