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Building Peace in Mexico

September 11, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, in collaboration with The Institute of Economics and Peace, is pleased to invite you for a discussion of challenges and opportunities for building a more peaceful society in Mexico.

Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul

September 24, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
At midnight, December 31, 1925, citizens of the newly proclaimed Turkish Republic celebrated the New Year. For the first time ever, they had agreed to use a nationally unified calendar and clock. Yet in Istanbul—an ancient crossroads and Turkey's largest city—people were looking toward an uncertain future.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Mexico

September 08, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute will host Enrique Jacob Rocha, the first director of Mexico's new National Entrepreneurship Institute (INADEM), to discuss the state of innovation and entrepreneurship in Mexico as well as the activities being undertaken by the government to foment them. His presentation will be followed by commentary from Alberto Saracho, Executive Director of Fundación Idea.

A Report Launch: Mapping the Substantive Representation of Women in the Ugandan Parliament

September 03, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
A Joint Study by the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany and Nkumba University with support from the Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center assesses the gender imbalance in the Ugandan Parliament by examining the efficacy of the quota system and challenges involved with implementation.

Eastern Europe’s Most Difficult Transition: Public Health and Demographic Policy, Two Decades after the Cold War

September 23, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Dr. Murray Feshbach was one of the first scholars to point out the devastating political and socio-economic effects of state communism’s failure to seriously address decaying public health and environmental conditions. His pioneering work remains relevant. More than two decades after the close of the Cold War, many health and demographic indicators in the former Warsaw-Pact states (including Russia) remain surprisingly inferior to those of the neighboring states of Western and Southern Europe.

The Outlook of Brazil's October Elections by the Country's Leading Pollster

July 29, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
On July 29, sociologist Mauro Paulino, director of Datafolha and Brazil's leading pollster offered his assessment of the field, prospects of the leading candidates and issues that will influence the choices of the more than 140 million voters expected at the polls.

Turkey’s Presidential Elections 2014 - What do they mean for Turkey’s democratization process, the Kurdish question and Turkey’s foreign policy?

September 11, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Turkey’s Presidential elections in August 2014 offer an opportunity to evaluate the country’s progress under the rule of Mr. Erdogan for the past 12 years and to discuss Turkey’s political, economic and social transformations.

Laying the BRICS of a New Global Order: From Yekaterinburg 2009 to eThekwini 2013

August 12, 2014 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
The meteoric rise of the BRICS group has led to an unprecedented increase in partnership, trade, and investment among some of the world’s most dynamic economies. Yet this increase in cooperation should not be allowed to obscure the complexities and contradictions inherent within this cohort of emerging global actors.

Underage: Addressing Reproductive Health and HIV in Married Adolescents

July 30, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Across the developing world, some 70 million girls under the age of 18 are married. Join USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS, the International Center for Research on Women, CARE, and Pathfinder International as they present findings on their work with married adolescent girls living in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, West Africa, and other low-resource regions.

Human Computation Roadmap Summit Workshop

June 18, 2014 // 8:00am — June 20, 2014 // 1:00pm
Techno-social infrastructure and increasingly pervasive computing is accelerating the integration of humans into information-processing systems. Some of this is emergent (e.g., social networks) and some deliberate (e.g., crowdsourcing). This workshop engages a highly diverse group of world-class researchers and innovators to explore the past and prospective impact of human computation, and to clearly delineate a national research agenda.

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