5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Book Launch--Eating Grass: The Making of the Pakistani Bomb

January 15, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
The launch of an important new book on Pakistan's nuclear weapons program.

Launch of the Global Futures Intelligence System and the 2012 State of the Future report

January 16, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
The Global Futures Intelligence System (GFIS) is the next generation interactive technology to support those exploring global change and potential futures for humanity.

On the Edge of the Cold War: American Diplomats and Spies in Postwar Europe

January 23, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Drawing on archival documents and testimonies of high-ranking American diplomats and intelligence officers, "On the Edge of the Cold War" explores the postwar political crisis in former Czechoslovakia from the perspective of the U.S. Embassy under Laurence Steinhardt and of U.S. Intelligence under Charles Katek and Spencer Taggart. The book paints a critical portrait of Ambassador Steinhardt, and shows that his groundless optimism caused Washington to ignore signs that democracy in Czechoslovakia was in trouble.

Participatory Democracy and Public Housing

December 03, 2012 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
A panel of experts discuss the latest research on the benefits of participatory democracy. Is it possible to apply lessons learned from global experiences in participatory governance to public housing in the U.S. so that residents can help determine and thereby improve their own living environments?

U.S. Foreign Policy – A Time to Stop Drifting? A British Perspective

January 15, 2013 // 9:30am — 10:30am
Offering a European perspective on U.S. foreign policy, Lord Lothian - Member of the House of Lords and former UK Member of Parliamen - will focus on the global effect of the pivot to the Asia-Pacific region. The discussion will touch upon the implications this may have for the future of the Euro-Atlantic relationship in the context of the volatile state of world affairs.

Setting Development Goals for Population Dynamics and Reproductive Rights

January 09, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
2013 will be a critical year for the formation of new Sustainable Development Goals to replace the soon-to-expire Millennium Development Goals. What role will population dynamics and reproductive health rights play?

CANCELLED: Book Discussion: Life and Fate: Vasily Grossman at Stalingrad

January 15, 2013 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
This event has been cancelled.

Tapping the Potential of Displaced Youth in Urban Settings

December 13, 2012 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
“When young people claim their right to education and health – including sexual and reproductive health – they increase their opportunities to become a powerful force for economic development and positive change,” said Nicole Gaertner, of UN Refugee Agency and the U.S. Department of State, quoting Secretary of State Hilary Clinton at the Wilson Center.
Photo by Mona Youssef

Iran: Is a Nuclear Deal Possible?

December 17, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Negotiations between Iran and the 5+1 group over Iran's nuclear program may resume in the next few weeks; and the Obama administration has reaffirmed its readiness for direct negotiations with Iran over a range of issues. From Tehran, however, the response has been mixed, with senior officials both rejecting and signaling a willingness to engage in direct talks with the United States. Is a nuclear deal with Iran possible, or are the two sides moving toward a confrontation? Three top experts in the field debate the issue.

Transboundary Environmental Security in the Mekong River Basin

December 06, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Existing, planned and under construction dams in the Mekong River Basin look like domino game. Dams are but one major pressure on ecosystems in the basin, where resource provision and water management are increasing and projected to worsen over the next several decades. Many of these issues cross state borders and the data are clear: state unilateralism cannot solve transboundary problems.

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