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    Global Poverty

    International political panelists discussed global poverty and how foreign aid plays into reduction of extreme poverty in many developing nations. Foreign aid can be a double-edged sword…

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    U.S. Leadership and Global Challenges

    Participants talked about U.S. foreign policy in the Obama administration and how foreign policy issues could effect the 2012 presidential election campaign. Among the topics they addressed…

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    Arab Spring and Transition Process

    Activists from Bahrain, Libya, and spoke with National Democratic Institute Chair Madeleine Albright and Walter Isaacson about the future of the Middle East following political unrest in…

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    Secretary Clinton on Middle East Uprisings and Transition Process

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave the keynote speech at the National Democratic Institute’s 2011 Democracy Awards Dinner. The 2011 honorees were the late Geraldine Ferraro, Ambassador…

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    Foreign Policy in an Obama Administration

    A panel discussion was held with Senator Obama’s senior foreign policy advisors during the Democratic Nation Convention. Topics included Senator Obama’s objectives for his first term as President,…

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    Primaries, Conventions and Debates

    A panel discussion was held on the presidential selection process. Topics included the role of political conventions, primaries, debates, and fundraising. This International Leaders Forum of the…

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    Iraqi Constitution

    Hajim Al-Hasani spoke about the Iraqi Constitution process. He also discussed the elections in Iraq, which took place on December 15, 2005. Following his remarks, he responded to questions…

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    Elections in Afghanistan

    The panel, made up of members of a delegation recently returned from Afghanistan, discussed the upcoming presidential election in that country. They also responded to audience questions about the delegation’s findings and recommendations. Mr. Wollack spoke about the difficulties facing emerging…

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    International Leaders Forum, Morning

    Panelists discussed a number of topics related to the electoral process. They discussed the primary system and how it has changed dramatically over the last 30 years. Panelists also spoke…

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    International Leaders Forum, Afternoon

    World leaders offered international perspectives on the U.S. political system and democracy. Topics included developing countries, women’s rights, and the United Nations' human rights…

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    U.S.-Guatemala Relations

    President Portillo spoke about challenges facing Guatemala. Among the topics he addressed were maintaining peace and democracy, human rights issues, and trade in the Americas. Translation…

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    Challenges to Democracy in Nepal

    Mr. Paudel was the featured speaker. He talked about Nepal’s constitutional government and efforts of the Nepal National Assembly to achieve democracy. He answered audience questions, many…

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    The Gore Presidential Campaign

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    Harriman Democracy Award

    The Harriman Democracy awards were given to the negotiators of the Good Friday Peace Agreement in Northern Ireland. They focused on the importance of the agreement and the progress it…

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    Mexican Election Delegation Report

    Members of an international delegation which monitored the recent voting in Mexico and National Democratic Insitute officials spoke about their prespectives on the elections. The delegation…

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    Harriman Democracy Awards

    President Clinton spoke at an awards dinner. Senator Mitchell and President Sam were to be presented with the 1993 Averell Harriman Democracy awards later.

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    Campaigning for the Presidency

    Mr. Mondale, Mr. Kerrey, and Mr. Tsongas spoke about the American political system and its history. They also responded to questions from the audience. The forum was attended by over five…

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    Harriman Democracy Awards

    The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs held its 7th annual dinner to honor the recipients of the Harriman Democracy Awards. Fmr. President Carter criticized the foreign…

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    The Global Environment

    Mr. Lambsdorff discussed the environment, and international efforts to protect it.

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    Panamanian Elections

    Complete title of the program is “The May 7th Elections and Prospects for a Resolution of the Political Crisis in Panama.” This event is sponsored by the National Democratic Institute for…

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