5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

The Political Challenges of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

January 24, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On Thursday, January 24, a panel discusses the obstacles facing President Dilma Rousseff.

Green Innovation in China: Book Launch and Panel Discussion

January 29, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The development of wind power in China provides valuable insight into how cooperation and technology transfer has contributed to the fast-growing wind industry in the Middle Kingdom, which plays an important role in continuing the Chinese and global fight against climate change. On January 29, three leading experts on U.S.-China technology cooperation, Joanna I. Lewis, Levi Tillemann, and Banning Garrett, spoke at the China Environment Forum event on the development of U.S.-China collaboration on green technology, and its importance on climate change, innovation and other global issues.

Recovery, Reconstruction and Renewal: What It Takes to Build Back Better in Haiti

January 10, 2013 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, an already impoverished and vulnerable nation, killing over 220,000 people and leaving 1.6 million internally displaced. Despite the challenges in the reconstruction process, positive signs of recovery and progress are emerging throughout Port-au-Prince and the surrounding areas.

A Kingdom’s Future: Saudi Arabia Through the Eyes of its Twentysomethings

January 14, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
The “Arab Awakening” has focused the world’s attention on young people in the Arab world, where they have been agitating for political reform. But what about young Saudis, who have not taken to the streets like many of their peers? Have they been affected by the “Arab Awakening?” A Kingdom’s Future: Saudi Arabia Through the Eyes of Its Twentysomethings explores the self-image of young Saudis and what they want when it comes to education, marriage, politics, religion, and personal liberties.

Politics, Religion, and Society in Latin America

January 16, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Book Launch: Politics, Religion, and Society in Latin America

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.

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