5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Jordan and the Challenges of Confronting ISIS Next Door

July 14, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:00am
On July 14, a conversation took place on the internal developments in Jordan since the onset of the Arab Spring. Panelists addressed how the civil war in Syria and the rise of ISIS has affected Jordan. They also discussed Jordan’s policy options and the prospect of a buffer zone.

Finding Its Way to the West? Ukraine and Its Challenges

June 30, 2015 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
The Maidan revolution was launched to ensure that Ukraine could make its European choice. Political rhetoric aside, what are Ukraine’s true prospects for success and how much assistance is the West really prepared to offer? In discussing these issues, the panelists offered their impressions from recent visits to Ukraine and on-going discussions with leading European policymakers.

Inequality in Mexico

July 07, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Oxfam Mexico recently issued a study on Mexico's inequality and its policy implications, and the study's findings will be presented and discussed at this forum on July 7, 9-11am.

Combatting Environmental Degradation and Poverty in Western China (Event in Mandarin Chinese)

July 06, 2015 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Join CEF for a meeting with Chinese NGOs that are at the forefront of the fight against environmental degradation and poverty in Western China

Book Talk: Energy, Economic Growth, and Geopolitical Futures

June 24, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:00am
In their new book, Stacy Closson and Evan Hillebrand forecast the most significant drivers of global economic growth over the next forty years. The authors discuss eight scenarios they have modeled of possible global futures, emphasizing the interconnectedness of energy prices, economic growth, and geopolitics.

NAFTA and the Strengthening of the Mexican Economy

June 29, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to an event on NAFTA and the Mexican economy. Jaime Serra Puche will present his book NAFTA and the Building of a Region. An Essay from the Mexican Perspective and Lucy Conger will present her paper on Mexican competitiveness, with commentary by Amb. Carla A. Hills.

Russia's Monotowns and the Politics of Labor in a Challenging Economic Climate

June 18, 2015 // 3:30pm — 4:30pm
During the 2008-2009 economic crisis, Russia’s monotowns — one-industry towns left from the Soviet era — gained widespread attention as potential sources of social protest and unrest. Will such worries resurface under the current economic conditions?

Advancing Justice Sector Reform in Mexico

June 26, 2015 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Together with the University of San Diego's Justice in Mexico program, the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will host a panel discussion to examine current efforts to implement the new criminal justice reforms.

Book Talk: Alexis in America: A Russian Grand Duke’s Tour, 1871-72

June 15, 2015 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Dr. Lee A. Farrow gave an overview of her book, Alexis in America: A Russian Grand Duke’s Tour, 1871-72, which recounts the duke’s progress through the major American cities of the period, detailing his meetings with public figures and describing the national self-reflection that his presence spurred in the American people.

Citizen Security from the Ground-Up: Improving Practice at the Local Level

June 23, 2015 // 9:30am — 11:30am
Citizen security practitioners from Antioquia, Colombia; Salta, Argentina; and Santiago, Chile will discuss the strategies they have employed, as well as the successes and ongoing challenges they face.

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