4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

The Global Offensive: The United States, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Making of the Post-Cold War Order

September 24, 2012 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
In "The Global Offensive," historian Paul Thomas Chamberlin offers new insights into the rise of the Palestine Liberation Organization in its full international context.

Hanoi's War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam

September 21, 2012 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
"Hanoi's War" takes the reader from the marshy swamps of the Mekong Delta to the bomb-saturated Red River Delta, from the corridors of power in Hanoi and Saigon to the Nixon White House, and from the peace negotiations in Paris to high-level meetings in Beijing and Moscow, all to reveal that peace never had a chance in Vietnam.

Mexico’s Economic Future from the Perspective of the Left

June 14, 2012 // 8:30am — 10:00am
Please join us for a presentation and discussion with Fernando Turner Dávila, who has served as a key economic advisor to López Obrador’s campaign and was named future Secretary of the Economy by AMLO.

North Korean Calculations behind the Blue House Raid and the USS Pueblo Incident

June 20, 2012 // 2:00pm — 3:00pm
On June 20, Korea Foundation Junior Scholar Yuree Kim will present the results of her research conducted at the Woodrow Wilson Center from January through June 2012.

Militant Liberty: A Comparative Study of the Scope and Limits of the Aggressive Ideological Strategy during the Early Phase of the Cold War

August 08, 2012 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
ECNU-WWICS Scholar Zhang Yang will give a presentation entitled "Militant Liberty: A Comparative Study of the Scope and Limits of the Aggressive Ideological Strategy during the Early Phase of the American Cold War."

Energizing China’s Waste

June 14, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
China produces over one-quarter of the world’s garbage, piling up at least 250 million tons of household waste each year. As the trash continues to pile, debate surrounding waste management in China heats up.

New Directions in Brazil's Innovation System: Lessons for the Global Economy?

May 16, 2012 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On Wednesday, May 16th, the Brazil Institute hosted a discussion with Public Policy Scholar Dr. Ted Hewitt to discuss innovation in Brazil.

New Beginning or Just Showdown Postponed?: A Look at the Renewed Talks with Iran over its Nuclear Program

April 24, 2012 // 8:30am — 9:30am
Michael Adler was in Istanbul for the breakthrough talks April 14 between Iran and six world powers, which have re-started the negotiating process, and will present his analysis.
Alberta Waterfall

Emerging Scarcity in a Land of Plenty: Water and Water Policy in Canada

April 17, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Canada is a state blessed with the world’s largest supplies of fresh water. While other natural resources (oil, grain, timber) figure largely in Canada’s economic and international profile, water is rapidly becoming recognized as a core of these other resource-based industries, and a resource that is increasingly challenged both in terms of supply and quality.

Crowdsourcing for Disaster and Humanitarian Response

May 03, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The cycle of response and preparedness of data work together hand in hand. Over the past year Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has worked on the ground in Haiti and Indonesia while responding to disasters remotely. These methodologies are complementary and can be utilized to have up to date basemap data both after a disaster and preparing in areas at risk of one.

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