Date: 04/30/2015 - 05/01/2015

Time: All Day

Price: Free, in advance

The conference will examine the ways sanctions and divestments are used to obtain economic and political ends generally thought to be consistent with democratic principles, although there have been occasions when the use of these economic weapons have been condemned as exercises in neo-imperialist power. The intention is to look at historical and current cases and try to understand from them when these kinds of actions succeed, what it means for them to succeed, and what their unforeseen, sometimes deleterious consequences are. On Thursday evening, the event will be followed by a wine reception. Topics and speakers include: Human Rights - Aryeh Neier (Open Society Foundations); South Africa - Richard Goldstone, Bacon-Kilkenny (School of Law, Fordham University); Cuba - William LeoGrande (School of Public Affairs, American University); Russia - Nina Khrushcheva (International Affairs, The New School for Public Engagement); Iran - Suzanne Maloney (Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution); North Korea - Marcus Noland (Peterson Institute for International Economics).

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