CSAD 2012: Live Coverage

The Thrill will be providing coverage of the “CSAD 2012 Spring Conference: Should America Promote Democracy Abroad?” via video coverage and takeaway opinions provided by the staff of The Kenyon Observer. For any updates, photos and news on the conference we have you covered.  Follow the conference on twitter with the #kenyonconference. We’re aggregating the best tweets on Storify  here.

Thursday, April 12
  • 5:30 pm: Evening Reception (Fischman Lobby, Gund Gallery)
  • 7:00 pm: Keynote Address-George L. Ohrstrom Jr. Lectureship on Democracy: Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations (7:00 pm, Rosse Hall)

The Kenyon Observer’s reaction to Zalmay Khalilzad’s address can be found here, also a re-cap of the day here.

Friday, April 13
  • 9:30 am: Morning Remarks: Elliott Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations and former White House official; Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • 10:30 am: Morning Panel 1: Assessing the Arab Spring and Democracy in the Middle East: John Agresto, Board of Trustees of the American University of Iraq; James Zogby, Arab American Institute; Danya Greenfield, Atlantic Council; Karan Bhatia, Senior Counsel & Vice President of General Electric

Reactions from The Kenyon Observer on the morning discussions can be found here. Even more can be found here.

  • 1:30 pm: Afternoon Remarks: Judy Woodruff, Bloomberg News, PBS News Hour; Al Hunt, Bloomberg News
  • 2:45 pm: Afternoon Panel 1: Is Democracy Promotion in America’s Interest? Scott Carpenter, Principal, Google Ideas; Charles Kesler, Claremont McKenna College; Michael E. O’Hanlon, Brookings Institution; Anthony Cordesman, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Tony Smith, Tufts University
Reaction from The Kenyon Observer can be found here.
  • 4:30 pm: Afternoon Panel 2: Democracy Promotion Beyond the Middle East: Morton H. Halperin, Open Society Institute; Nadia Diuk, Vice President, National Endowment for Democracy; Adam Przeworski, New York University; John D. Sullivan, Center for International Private Enterprise
Reaction from The Kenyon Observer can be found here.
  • 5:45 pm: Evening Reception (Fischman Lobby, Gund Gallery)
Saturday, April 14
  • 9:00 am: Morning Panel: The Mechanics of Democracy Promotion: David Kramer, President of Freedom House; Barrie Freeman, National Democratic Institute; Melinda Haring, American Security Project; Jamila Raqib, The Albert Einstein Institution; Tom Garrett, International Republican Institute
  • 11:30 am: Closing Address: Larry Diamond, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

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