4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

From Vision to Reality: Politics and Gender in Jordan's Tourism Sector

September 23, 2011 // 9:00am — 10:00am
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh will speak on the recent developments on the Arab Spring and her experience on challenges to mainstream gender in the tourism sector in Jordan.

“Rogue States” and the United States: An Historical Perspective

September 19, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
What are the implications for the ongoing challenges to international order and American security posed by states such as Iran and North Korea? How can states that egregiously violate international norms be reintegrated into the “family” or “community” of nations?

"Rogue States" and the United States: A Historical Perspective

September 19, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Vice President for Programs and Director of International Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson Center Robert Litwak answers some of the biggest questions surrounding the relationship between today's "Rogue States" (North Korea, Libya, Iran) and the United States.

Did You Feel It? Social Media for Earthquake Science and Response

September 27, 2011 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
The U.S. Geological Survey’s “Did You Feel It?” (DYFI) system allows people who experience an earthquake to go online and share information about its effects, thus helping to create a map of shaking intensities and damage. After a decade of operational experience with the DYFI system for citizen-based science, Dr. David Wald will discuss lessons learned, including how they apply to other social media (e.g., Twitter) and volunteer-based methods for earthquake detection.

Iran 1953 and the Uses of Middle East History

September 12, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Former New York Times Istanbul Bureau Chief Stephen Kinzer ties together the events of the 1953 Iranian Coup, the evolution of present-day Iran and Turkey and the upheaval of today's "Arab Spring."

Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era: Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War

November 17, 2010 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
<b>Christopher Bright</b>, Author, <i>Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era</i>, <b>Robert S. Norris</b>, Natural Resources Defense Council

Pages