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CDIA 2017 Keynote Speakers

The  2017 CDIA Conference Rethinking Regions: Asia, Africa, Middle East and Central Asia held on April 27th-28th  and organized by the Center for Democracy (CDIA) and the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) bought together 28 presenters, among them six (6) distinguished keynote speakers. Their keynote presentations can be viewed in the video below: 




Presentation:
“Working Across International Borders: International Cooperation on Internet Governance”
Mr. Christopher Mondini
Vice –President,
Stakeholder Engagement North America & Global Business Engagement
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)





Presentation:
“The Evolving Geo-Politics of the Asia-Pacific Region and the Rise of China” 
Mr. Sourabh Gupta
Resident Senior Fellow
Institute of China-America Studies
Washington, D.C.





Presentation:
"What Does Vladimir Putin’s Russia Amount to?"
Dr. Anders Åslund
 Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council
Washington, D.C.





Presentation:  
“Confronting Challenges to Democracy in Africa: Lessons from the 2016 Elections in Gabon, Gambia and Ghana.”
Dr. Kwawu Nuamah
Conflict Resolution and African Studies
School of International Studies
American University
Washington, D.C.






Presentation:
Memories of the Past, Problems of the Present: Historical Memory Wars and Their Impact on Politics, Society, and Personal and National Identity in Russia and Ukraine” 
Ms. Izabella Tabarovsky
Senior Program Associate
Manager for Regional Enlargement
The Kennan Institute -Wilson Center
Washington, D.C.