5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Integrating Mental Health into Maternal Health Programs

April 09, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Perinatal common mental health disorders (PCMDs), like maternal depression, are among the most prevalent health problems in pregnancy. Addressing mental health concerns could play an important role in achieving the proposed Sustainable Development Goals, but remains conspicuous by its absence in large-scale global maternal health programs.

South Asia Consultation on Maternal Health: Regional Dialogue and Way Forward

March 31, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
In early February, the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative joined Oxfam India , CARE Bangladesh, and epidemiologists, amongst others in Kathmandu, Nepal, for a two-day, regional workshop on maternal health. Please join us on March 31st to continue the discussion about how best to improve results in this complex, critical part of the world.

Security Policy in Sinai: Common Interests or a Collective Failure?

April 08, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Ismail Alexandrani will discuss the Egyptian army’s security policy in the Sinai Peninsula. He will present the view from the ground based on field investigations and sociological research.

A Path to Win the War on Pollution? Environmental Law Reform in China

April 14, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The pressure on polluters in China is likely to intensify with the revisions of the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Law and moving towards the creation of a national framework for emissions trading.

Nudging Our Way towards Energy Efficiency: Psychology, Behavior and the Environment

April 23, 2015 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
Even as society seeks to improve overall energy efficiency, we make individual decisions every day that have a wasteful effect on our energy use, from driving rather than walking short distances to leaving our computers on when not in use. Please join us for a candid discussion about how psychology and behavioral economics can begin to address our most pressing energy and environmental challenges – and how this can potentially improve policy choices in government and beyond.

Call the Midwife: A Conversation About the Rising Global Midwifery Movement

March 23, 2015 // 9:00am — 4:30pm
Speakers from around the world and across the reproductive health community are coming together to discuss the global midwifery movement.

Criminal Justice in an Emerging Democracy: Perspectives from Mexico's Inmates

March 27, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Mexico Institute was pleased to host an event on Mexico's criminal justice reform, focusing on the inmates' perspectives.

Murdering Patrice Lumumba

March 30, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
When Belgium relinquished control of the Belgian Congo in June 1960, a charismatic Patrice Lumumba became prime minister of the new Republic. Stability immediately broke down. The army mutinied, while Katanga Province seceded. Six months later Lumumba was murdered in Katanga; his undisputed rule as Congo’s first democratically elected leader had lasted ten weeks. Over fifty years later, the circumstances and symbolism of Lumumba’s assassination still troubled people around the world. Bruce Kuklick examines this defining event in postcolonial Africa. He reveals a tangled international political history in which many people—black and white, well-meaning and ruthless, African, European, and American—bear responsibility for the untimely death of a national dream.

Iraq: Now and After ISIS

April 02, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Ambassador Sumaida’ie, who recently returned from Iraq, will discuss the evolution of the struggle in Iraq is both complex and consequential. The outcome is going to be a major factor in determining the future shape of the region, and will have a significant impact on global geopolitics. The United States as well as other players should have a clear eyed assessment of where things are heading, and what needs to be done if the direction of events is not palatable.

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