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Shaping the Future? The Role of the Regional Powers in Afghanistan and Pakistan

June 09, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:00am
Speakers will discuss the reasons why the regional perspective on Afghanistan and Pakistan is relevant, and particularly so at this point in time. Given the economic, social, and geopolitical challenges that have strong regional dimensions, the role of the five key implicated powers—India, China, Iran, Russia, and Saudi Arabia—is likely to become increasingly relevant as the new future for Afghanistan is shaped.
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Yan Xuetong on China’s Foreign Policy

May 29, 2014 // 5:30pm — 6:30pm
The Kissinger Institute on China and the United States and the American Mandarin Society invite you to a Chinese-language talk on China’s foreign policy by one of China's leading public intellectuals, Professor Yan Xuetong, Dean of the Institute of Modern International Relations at Tsinghua University and Chief Editor of The Chinese Journal of International Politics.

Brazilian Public Opinion Ahead of the World Cup: A Launch of the Pew Research Center’s Brazil Survey

June 03, 2014 // 10:00am — 12:30pm
On June 3rd, the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center will host a presentation of the report’s main findings by Juliana Menasce Horowitz, senior researcher at the Pew Research Center and principal author of the survey report.

Mexico's Energy Reform: The View from the Left

May 28, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
As the Mexican congress prepares to debate secondary legislation for energy reform, the leadership of the Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD) offers its perspective on the process, and on the requirements for a healthy, strong and functioning energy sector.

Religious Intolerance in Pakistan and the Plight of Religious Minorities

June 04, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:15pm
In recent years, Pakistan—a Sunni Muslim majority country with Shia Muslim, Christian, and Hindu minorities—has been convulsed by sectarian violence. More than 2,000 people have been killed in sectarian attacks since 2008, and last year sectarian killings rose by more than a fifth from 2012.

The Politics of Religion in Putin’s Russia

May 28, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
The 2014 U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom report discusses freedom of belief in today’s Russia. The seminar addressed the report and such issues as church-state relations, new legislation, the four designated “traditional” religions (Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, and Orthodox Christianity), and the status of Russia’s diverse and numerous religious minorities.

After the European Elections: A Fresh Start for the EU & the Transatlantic Relationship?

May 27, 2014 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
Two days after 500 million citizens in the 28 EU Member States cast their vote to elect the Members of the European Parliament, what lessons can we draw from the world's second-largest exercise in democracy? The European Parliament Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress and the Global Europe Program at the Wilson Center are delighted to host an expert panel discussion on the latest state of play of the Washington-Brussels relationship.

Raising the Bar for REDD+: Strengthening the Role of Women and Gender Equality

May 16, 2014 // 11:30am — 1:30pm
Since 2005, the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation program (REDD+) has functioned as a mechanism to financially incentivize the preservation of forestlands in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But beyond its original use, some organizations have also started exploring ways it can help with other development initiatives, like women’s empowerment.

Why Do People Move? Research on Environmental Migration Coming of Age

May 14, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
When she finished her dissertation on migration as a response to climate change in 2003, it was one of only a handful of scholarly papers published on the topic that year, said Susana Adamo, an associate research scientist at Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network. But in the decade since, interest in climate migration has exploded – in 2012, more than 10 times as many papers were published.

A Conversation with Augusto Nardes, President of Brazil’s National Audit Court

May 06, 2014 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
On May 6th, the President of the TCU, Minister Augusto Nardes, led a conversation about the achievements and challenges of making governments at all levels accountable for their use of public funds.

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