- Democracy Promotion in the Age of Trump
In this panel Adrian Basora makes a strong case for democracy as not only promoting American values but also serving U.S. interests, while Maia Otarashvili gives a frightening overview of the rise of "illiberal values" (Viktor Orbán's phrase) in the Eurasia region. Basora and Otarashvili are co-editors of "Does Democracy Matter? The United States and Global Democracy Support" and Nikolas Gvosdev is one of the contributors.
- Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Schindler's List"
It's almost impossible to grasp the enormity of the Holocaust, and there's also the danger of regarding it as a one-time occurrence in the distant past. "Schindler's List" is a powerful tool for teaching about the Holocaust, genocide, good and evil, and the question of individual accountability. "What would I have done?" "What am I doing now to stop injustice?"
- The Ecological Roots of a Democracy Movement
Kilburn and Vanek describe how widespread environmentalism propelled the human rights agenda of a generation of young activists in the former Czechoslovakia.
- An Update on Privatization in the Czech Republic: The Economic Transformation After the Split
"Two years ago there were no private shops in the Czech lands. Now, about 60-70 percent of retail, trade, and services are back in the hands of private entrepreneurs."
- The Political Economy of Privatization in Czechoslovakia
"No economic reform is intended in Czechoslovakia - but a total transformation of the economy."