5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
March 21, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The Latin American Program will host a discussion of Patricia I. Vásquez's new book, "Oil Sparks in the Amazon: Local Conflicts, Indigenous Populations, and Natural Resources," which examines oil-related local conflicts in Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia.
March 24, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
President Obama's mission in visiting Saudi Arabia at the end of March is to reassure King Abdullah of America's commitment to the Saudi kingdom. But with so many uncertainties in ongoing U.S. negotiations with Iran, Israel, and the Palestinians and serious differences between the two over the civil wars in Syria and Iraq, the question is will President Obama succeed?
March 20, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
The Russian intervention in Crimea and the ongoing tensions in Ukraine’s eastern and southern regions clearly demonstrats that the Maidan drama is far from over. The Crimea crisis undermines the stability of the post-1991 European order and is an unexpected challenge to the West, which seems to be divided and reluctant to confront Russia.What does Russia want to achieve in Ukraine? Is Crimea its ultimate goal? How should the West respond?
March 26, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The Middle East Program will hold a meeting on "Iran, the Next Five Years: Change or More of the Same?" with four Iran experts.
March 11, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Often lacking from high-level discussions on climate change adaptation and mitigation is the inevitable role that rapid population growth plays in exacerbating vulnerability in developing countries. As communities grapple with the effects of climate change, there is a growing movement pointing to the multiple co-benefits that could emerge from policy interventions targeted at reducing fertility through voluntary access to family planning.
March 10, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Hundreds of thousands of women die of pregnancy- and childbirth-related complications every year and research suggests, in developing countries, there is a link between maternal health and lack of access to quality water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).
March 20, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
This event and discussion will explore global strategic prospects and strategies drawn from the 2013-14 State of the Future report and the online Global Futures Intelligence System.
March 17, 2014 // 11:30am — 1:00pm
The panelists consider how a range of domestic and regional changes in the Middle East have generated new challenges for U.S. diplomacy. This event is the 6th and final in a series of presentations on “Reshaping the Strategic Culture of the Middle East.”
March 14, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:00am
Noted Canadian pollster and author Michael Adams will discuss his recent public opinion research tracking the evolution of Canadian and American social values. Adams will discuss some of the big changes he has observed since he published Fire and Ice: The United States, Canada and the Myth of Converging Values in 2004.
March 12, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Speakers on this panel will discuss successful and emerging “biz-to-biz” and U.S.-China bilateral partnerships to develop cleaner energy technologies in China.