5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Public Opinion and the Peace Process in Colombia

May 04, 2015 // 12:30pm — 2:30pm
Researchers from Georgia State University have conducted an experimental national survey to measure public opinion regarding transitional justice and the legitimacy of a negotiated peace.

The British General Election – Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges for the Next Government

May 12, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:00pm
It had been billed as one of the closest election races in modern British politics. What does the result mean for the United Kingdom? And for its relations with Europe and the wider world? Our experts examine the results and assess the domestic and foreign policy challenges facing the Tory government.

Cold War Crucible: The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World

June 25, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Masuda Hajimu will discuss his new book, Cold War Crucible: The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World, asking, what, really, was the Cold War?

From Revival to Reversal: Trajectories and Forecasts of Russia's Population Growth 2000-2050

May 05, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
From 2007 to 2014, Russia enjoyed unprecedented demographic success. The abysmal fertility rates of the 1990s were left behind and Russia experienced some of the the largest fertility improvements anywhere in Europe. With falling mortality rates and economic-growth driven immigration, Russia's decline in population ended, and 2013 actually saw a net increase in Russia's total population. However, the current economic crisis is leading to policies that will likely lead to a reversal of these gains. The speakers presented new data and forecasts for Russia's population, and discussed various related social policies.

Countering the Lord’s Resistance Army: A Civilian View from the Field

June 20, 2012 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
On June 20, the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, in collaboration with the Africa Program, convened a meeting of practitioners and experts from both the public and private sectors to engage in dialogue surrounding the recent activities undertaken by the international community to counter the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The discussion focused on the complexity of the issue and the need for a multi-sectoral and integrated solution that draws on different approaches and collaboration from local leaders and the international community.

Promoting Public Citizenship in the 21st Century: Russian and American Perspectives on Public Oversight of the State

April 30, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
This discussion featured three Russian experts who have each spent time at the Wilson Center (with support from the U.S. Embassy, Moscow’s “Peer-to-Peer Program”). The panel compared the Russian and American experience and practice of public oversight. The results of their study include both expected and unexpected findings. For example, while U.S.-based organizations that work on government oversight are older and operate in a freer environment, there are areas where Russian groups and individuals are able to access state information faster and more reliably.

Improving Think Tank Management

May 05, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Following his original and highly successful book Managing Think Tanks, author Raymond Struyk introduces his newest release: Improving Think Tank Management: Practical Guidance for Think Tanks, Research Advocacy NGOs, and their Funders.

Launch of “On Governance” by Robert Rotberg

April 28, 2015 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
On Governance: What It Is, What It Measures and Its Policy Uses, the latest book by Wilson Center Fellow Robert Rotberg, answers these questions. On Tuesday, April 28, we examined these questions of governance on the African continent and globally.

2015 Ahtisaari Symposium: New Evidence and Perspectives on the Helsinki Accords

April 27, 2015 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
The Ahtisaari Symposium series, established at the Wilson Center in 2010 in honor of Nobel Laureate and former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, provides a forum for discussion of historical and policy perspectives on vital European security issues. In cooperation with the University of Helsinki, the Wilson Center also hosts a scholarship program for Finnish professionals from the scholarly, media, business and public policy communities.

The Future of Renewable Energy and Climate Change Policy in Mexico

April 28, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Mexico Institute hosted Mexico’s Under Secretary of Energy Planning and Transition, Leonardo Beltrán, who will spoke on both Mexico’s energy reform process and the prospects for renewable energy and carbon gas emissions reductions. At the same time, we were proud to launch our new publication “Renewable Energy in Mexico’s Northern Border Region,” which analyzes the current renewable energy situation in the north of the country and potential opportunities to engage in a productive relationship with the private and the public sectors in the United States.

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