ICAR Visiting Scholars Present Lectures Today, Tomorrow

Posted: December 4, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

Visiting scholars Ivan Stulov and Denise Shomaly share their work at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) brown bag lectures this week. Ambassador John McDonald’s presentation has been postponed because of a death in his family.

Today, Stulov presents “Institutionalization of Conflict Resolution in Political Systems in Ukraine and Crimea,” in which he discusses the political system in Crimea and its evolution from 1990 to 2002. He tackles the problem of minority rights, the relationship of the central government in Kiev, the Crimean constitution, and Crimean autonomy. Stulov’s special focus will be on the Crimean Tartar national movement and Tatar repatriation in relation to Crimean and national authorities.

Tomorrow, Shomaly focuses on Latin America and her native Chile. She asks why a region that consists of 22 countries, each of them quite different from the other, is often treated as a single entity. Shomaly will present “Chile and Globalism: Best Standing Economy and Democratic System in the Midst of Latin American Turmoil–Why?”

A Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Shomaly has worked in the communications field for 20 years, teaching at several universities, consulting, and advising. She will show how her homeland is unique. “I want to present Chile with its distinctive characteristics that make it, at present, the most prosperous country in the region, and the most stable politically,” says Shomaly. “Also, it is the most globalized economy–including technologically–of all Latin American nations.”

The discussions are part of ICAR’s series of informal lectures on the research and practice of conflict resolution and are held in the ICAR Main Conference Room, A401, located at 4260 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax. For more information, call (703) 993-1300.

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