5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book

September 08, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
In The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book, Peter Finn and Petra Couvée bring readers intimately close to the charming, passionate, and complex artist that was Boris Pasternak. First to obtain CIA files providing concrete proof of the agency’s involvement, the authors give us a literary thriller that takes us back to a fascinating period of the Cold War—to a time when literature had the power to stir the world.

The Outlook of Brazil's October Elections by the Country's Leading Pollster

July 29, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
On July 29, sociologist Mauro Paulino, director of Datafolha and Brazil's leading pollster offered his assessment of the field, prospects of the leading candidates and issues that will influence the choices of the more than 140 million voters expected at the polls.

Laying the BRICS of a New Global Order: From Yekaterinburg 2009 to eThekwini 2013

August 12, 2014 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
The meteoric rise of the BRICS group has led to an unprecedented increase in partnership, trade, and investment among some of the world’s most dynamic economies. Yet this increase in cooperation should not be allowed to obscure the complexities and contradictions inherent within this cohort of emerging global actors.

Underage: Addressing Reproductive Health and HIV in Married Adolescents

July 30, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
In July, thousands of people attended the 20th International AIDS Conference and the 2014 Girls Summit to work towards an AIDS-free generation and ending child and forced marriage. But such attention is rare; by and large, these girls are invisible to development efforts.

Human Computation Roadmap Summit Workshop

June 18, 2014 // 8:00am — June 20, 2014 // 1:00pm
Techno-social infrastructure and increasingly pervasive computing is accelerating the integration of humans into information-processing systems. Some of this is emergent (e.g., social networks) and some deliberate (e.g., crowdsourcing). This workshop engages a highly diverse group of world-class researchers and innovators to explore the past and prospective impact of human computation, and to clearly delineate a national research agenda.

Why are Thousands of Central American Children Risking their Lives to Reach the United States?: A View from Honduras

July 23, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
What is compelling families and children to set out on such a risky journey north when their future in the United States is so uncertain?

Data Journalism and Policymaking: A Changing Landscape

July 30, 2014 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
What is data journalism? Why does it matter? How has the maturing field of data science changed the direction of journalism and global investigative reporting?

Citizens, Subjects, and Slackers: Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian Attitudes Toward Paying Taxes

July 16, 2014 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Marc Berenson's unique surveys of Poles, Russians, and Ukrainians, conducted from 2004 to 2012 regarding their attitudes towards paying taxes, illustrate that Polish citizens express a far greater willingness and support for paying taxes than Russian citizens, who, in turn, are more willing taxpayers than Ukrainian citizens. Unlike Poles, whose compliance is related to their trust in the state, and Russians, whose compliance is related to their fear of the state, Ukrainians, showing the lowest support for tax obedience, have reacted to state efforts to increase compliance with less fear and little trust.

Beyond Gender Quotas in African Politics: How to Deliver on Women's Issues in Africa

July 24, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:30am
On Thursday, July 24, 2014, Wilson Center’s Africa Program co-sponsored a public event with the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative titled, “Beyond Gender Quotas in African Politics: How to Deliver on Women’s Issues in Africa.”

A New Agenda for a New Ukraine: Political, Security, and Social Dimensions

July 15, 2014 // 3:30pm — 4:30pm
The Euromaidan Revolution in Ukraine was not simply against the surging corruption of the last decades, but for a new national agenda across the board. However, for Ukraine to succeed and to sustain the faith of those who supported the Euromaidan, further deep changes in the political system are still needed.

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