Government and political events worth seeking out in Washington this week

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From research on peace-building to what to look for in European parliamentary elections, here's a rundown of local events coming up in Washington this week that will get you connected to the wide world of civics and political engagement.

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What Development Can Learn From Peacebuilding

First, American University professor Susanna Campbell shares the lessons she draws from her research on barriers to success in peace-building and development efforts at this free talk. In her book, "Global Governance and Local Peace," she suggests local accountability is a key — and often missing — ingredient.

When: Tuesday, April 2, 12:30–2 p.m.
Where: OpenGov Hub, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 500
Price: Free
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European Election 2019: Impact and Relevance

European parliamentary elections are coming up next month. An official from the European Parliament Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress and a former chief of staff to the German Foreign Minister are among panel members who will be at this free event at George Washington University to discuss what to expect and why you should care.

When: Tuesday, April 2, 6–8 p.m.
Where: Linder Family Commons, Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW
Price: Free
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Poland, the US, & NATO: Confronting the Russian Threat

Then, a different panel will take on the state of Polish security and foreign relations, this time at the White House Historical Association. Journalist Claudia Rosett will moderate the discussion between a Polish senator, a retired U.S. Army brigadier general and the president of the Institute of World Politics, the organization sponsoring the free event.

When: Friday, April 5, 12:30–2 p.m.
Where: White House Historical Association, 1610 H St., NW
Price: Free
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Kosciuszko Chair Spring Symposium

Finally, the Institute of World Politics is behind another free Poland-centered event, this one focused on history. Among the topics to be discussed: women in the interwar Polish national movement, the victims of the Soviet People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (aka the NKVD) in Poland, and counterintelligence and counterinsurgency actions taken within Poland during World War II.

When: Saturday, April 6, 1–6 p.m.
Where: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St. NW
Price: Free
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