Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Democratization: Lessons from Leaders

Monday, October 1, 2012

1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

List Art Building, 64 College Street, Rm. 120

Democratization:  Lessons from Leaders

October 1, 2012

Organized by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
and the Watson Institute for International Studies
Brown University

1:30-2:30 Democratic Leadership and the Challenges of the 21st Century
List Art Building, 64 College Street, Rm. 120

Leonel Fernandez, former President of the Dominican Republic
Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile, and Professor-at-Large, Brown University

2:45-4:45 Democratization: Lessons Learned from Leaders
List Art Building, 64 College Street, Rm. 120

Chair: Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Professor of Sociology emeritus, Brown University

Abraham F. Lowenthal, Adjunct Professor, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University
Sergio Bitar, former Senator and Minister of Chile

Discussants:
Leonel Fernandez, former President of the Dominican Republic
Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile, and Professor-at-Large, Brown University
Evelyne Huber, Morehead Alumni Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alfred Stepan, Wallace S. Sayre Professor of Government, and Director, Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration and Religion, Columbia University

4:45-5:00 Coffee Break

5:00-7:00 The “Arab Spring” and Theories of Democratization
List Art Building, 64 College Street, Rm. 120

Chair: Richard Snyder, Professor of Political Science and Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Brown University

Eva Bellin, Myra and Robert Kraft Professor of Arab Politics, Department of Politics, Brandeis University
Ellen Lust, Associate Professor of Political Science, Yale University
Alfred Stepan, Wallace S. Sayre Professor of Government, and Director, Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration and Religion, Columbia University
David Waldner, Associate Professor of Government, University of
Virginia

Discussant: Laurence Whitehead, Official Fellow in Politics, Nuffield College, University of Oxford