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Does Russian Nationalism have a Future after Ukraine?

April 21, 2015 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Russian nationalism has been the victim of what is the essential tragedy of the Russian people: the Russian state tried to become an empire before the Russian people became a nation, and as a result, at no point has the country been a nation state. And while pro-Kremlin radical nationalists are increasingly important in Russian politics, their nationalist agendas have been largely co-opted by the state. The speakers discussed the crisis facing Russian nationalists and what the future may hold for them.

China and Latin America: Seeking a Path to Sustainable Development

April 16, 2015 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
The rise of China has been a boon to the economies of Latin America for more than a decade with Chinese investment being particularly active in the energy and mining sectors.

Russian Media and Ukraine’s Domestic Politics

April 15, 2015 // 3:30pm — 4:30pm
The Russian state increasingly uses state-controlled television as a means of propaganda both within its own borders and abroad. Using precinct-level electoral returns and survey data, Leonid Peisakhin discussed how exposure to Russian television impacted Ukrainian voters in the 2014 presidential and parliamentary elections.

Financial Education Tools for the Hispanic Community

April 23, 2015 // 9:30am — 11:00am
The Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to learn about the efforts of the Mexican government to improve financial literacy within the Mexican and Hispanic communities in the United States and Canada.

The History Manifesto

April 20, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
How should historians speak truth to power - and why does it matter? Why is five hundred years better than five months or five years as a planning horizon? And why is history - especially long-term history - so essential to understanding the multiple pasts which gave rise to our conflicted present? The History Manifesto is a call to arms to historians and everyone interested in the role of history in contemporary society.

A Conversation with Ephraim Sneh

April 28, 2015 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
How does Israel look at the emerging U.S.-Iranian nuclear agreement? What are the prospects of negotiations with the Palestinians? And what are the implications of recent Israeli elections for Israel’s national security policies? Please join us for the second in a series of conversations with prominent Israeli politicians and experts about the future of Israel in the region and the U.S.-Israeli relationship.

Integrating Mental Health into Maternal Health Programs

April 09, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
In high-income countries, as many as 10 to 15 percent of women experience depression, anxiety, or other non-psychotic mental health challenges during pregnancy or the year after giving birth. In developing countries, the chances rise to 16 percent of pregnant women and 20 percent of post-natal women, according to Jane Fisher, professor of women’s health at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Will Brazil Keep its Investment Grade Status? A Conversation with Experts on the Country's Macroeconomic Prospects in a Time of Crisis

April 17, 2015 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
On April 17, the Brazil Institute will convene a panel of experts to review the current economic situation in Brazil.

Who’s Afraid of the Fact-Checker?

April 15, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Why has fact-checking become such an important part of journalism?The discussion will provide insight into how fact-checking is done in practice and why fact-checking politicians, pundits, and policymakers, has recently become a global trend in online journalism.

Contrasting Perspectives on Brazil's Current Troubles

April 09, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
On April 9th André Singer and Sergio Fausto, speaking from São Paulo, will offer their perspectives on the unfolding challenges faced by President Dilma Rousseff amidst an abrupt weakening and a political and economic crisis.

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