June 2, 2009. Commemorating the Unforgettable: Tiananmen 20 Years On
Gordon Chang, Lucie Morillon, Ethan Gutmann, Jonathan Mirsky will discuss how the Tiananmen Square has shaped Chinese media, and David Dahai Yu, Xu Wenli, William Schulz, Dan Blumenthal, Louisa Greve will look at its effects on political reform in China. “The Massacre Map” by Ding Zilin & the Tiananmen Mothers, Ellen Bork, Tian Jian, and Philip Chalk and a special photo exhibit consisting of selected works of David and Peter Turnley, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalists and authors of several major photography volumes, including Beijing Spring, will also be on display. The event will be followed by lunch.
Venue: National Endowment for Democracy, 1025 F St, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please RSVP to email@example.com or call 202-408-8300 by May 29 with name, affiliation, and email address.
June 3, 2009. Independent Voices: Radio’s Role in Democracy and Development: Center for International Media Assistance
Santoso from KBR68H Radio News Agency in Indonesia, Tasneem Ahmar from Uks Research Center in Pakistan, and Grace Githaiga from EcoNews Africa in Kenya will examine radio’s role as a vital communication tool in promoting democracy and how civil society can tap into its potential more effectively.
Venue: National Endowment for Democracy, 1025 F Street, N.W., Suite 800 Washington, DC 20004. From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. RSVP (acceptances only) with name and affiliation by Tuesday, June 2 to CIMA@ned.org
June 4, 2009. “The 20th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Protests: Examining the Significance of the 1989 Demonstrations in China and Implications for U.S. Policy”
This CECC hearing will examine the significance of the Tiananmen Square protests and their suppression in Beijing. The panelists will be: Winston Lord, U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, 1985-1989; Dr. Perry Link, Chancellorial Chair in Teaching Across Disciplines, University of California, Riverside and Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies, Princeton University; Dr. Minxin Pei, China Program Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Dr. Susan Shirk, Director, University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation; Dr. Yang Jianli, Tiananmen protest participant, President, Initiatives for China; Senior Fellow, Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies.
Venue: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. From 2:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. All CECC hearings are open to the public and press.
June 10, 2009. Democracy Under Fire in the Niger Delta
At this luncheon, Nigerian human rights activist Anyakwee Nsirimovu will address the urgent need to curb weapons proliferation in the Niger Delta. He will call on the Nigerian government and the international community to implement and support measures that will improve the prospects for peace, good governance, and sustainable human security. His presentation will be followed by comments by Peter Lewis.
Venue: 1025 F. Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20004. From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. RSVP (acceptances only) with name and affiliation by Monday, June 8 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 11, 2009. Screening of “Where Does Europe End?”
Where Europe Ends, a 50-minute documentary directed by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi and her team, shows the condition of Europeans living beyond the Eastern border of the European Union since Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007. The film will be followed by a discussion with Alina Mungui-Pippidi, Charles Gati, and Roger Potocki about the situation of countries on the EU’s Eastern border such as Ukraine and Moldova, and the challenges that they present for Western policy.
Venue: National Endowment for Democracy, 1025 F. Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20004. From 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. RSVP (acceptances only) with name and affiliation by Tuesday, June 9 by email to email@example.com.