5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
September 27, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Maternal morbidities – illnesses and injuries that do not kill but nevertheless seriously affect a woman’s health – are a critical, yet frequently neglected, dimension of safe motherhood.
September 26, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The Third Pole – an area of the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau and home to the largest reserve of fresh water outside the Arctic and Antarctic – is a region familiar to both earthquakes and dam projects. This irreconcilable reality is at the center of an emerging debate, raising environmental and security concerns as regional governments scramble for clean energy resources and control over a precious water source.
October 17, 2011 // 4:00pm — 6:00pm
Congress does not pay close attention to foreign affairs; its oversight of the foreign policy establishment is sporadic and haphazard; and, when it does get involved, its decisions are usually driven more by politics than careful deliberation. That was the consensus of a panel convened at the Wilson Center Oct. 17 on the topic, “Congress’ Influence on Foreign Policy: For Better or Worse?”
September 22, 2011 // 8:30am — 12:15pm
Panelists discussed whether the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline is in the national interest. The discussion took place as federal agencies and the public submit comments in the 90-day review period, following the State Department's release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement.
September 19, 2011 // 9:00am
A panel on China’s Rise in the International Economic System and China’s Role in Latin American Trade, Investment, and Growth.
September 19, 2011 // 1:30pm — 5:30pm
Few nations are more at risk from climate change’s destructive effects than Bangladesh.
October 12, 2011 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Join us for a book discussion of Michael Kazin's new book, which provides a "panoramic yet intimate portrait of the American left."
September 16, 2011 // 9:00am — 10:00am
Senior Scholar David Ottaway will discuss the current state of Saudi Arabia's social and political unrest and provide an assessment of the Saudi government’s handling of the challenges threatening its stability and the transfer of power from its ailing gerontocracy.
September 15, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Gender and Islam in Africa examines ways in which women in Africa are interpreting traditional Islamic concepts in order to empower themselves and their societies. African women, it argues, have promoted the ideals and practices of equality, human rights, and democracy within the framework of Islamic thought, challenging conventional conceptualizations of the religion as gender-constricted and patriarchal.
September 12, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Brahma Chellaney, one of India's most prominent strategists, discusses the threat posed by water tensions in Asia.