5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

United Nations Human Rights Council: Assessing the U.S. Policy of Engagement

October 19, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Panelists will offer a range of perspectives on the accomplishments and challenges of the Human Rights Council over the past two years, reflecting on whether or not engagement at the Council has sufficiently advanced U.S. interests and values.

Peru under Humala: Perspectives for Change?

October 14, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:30am
In October, two months after Ollanta Humala took office as president of Peru, a panel of experts will join us to examine policy initiatives emanating from the new administration in the light of long-standing issues and challenges.

The Other R.O.K.: Memories of Authoritarianism in Democratic South Korea

October 11, 2011 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
As citizens of a vibrant democracy, how do South Koreans remember their nation's authoritarian past?

Improving Maternal Health: A Conversation with Kenyan Field Workers and Policymakers

October 17, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:30am
The Wilson Center’s Global Health Initiative was in Nairobi for a two-day workshop with key Kenyan leaders, who identified action steps for improving the health system through a maternal health framework.

Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Results From a Public-Private Partnership

October 05, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
For three years, the World Wildlife Fund, with support from USAID, implemented population, health, and environment projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Nepal.

The Israeli Domestic Scene after the "Spring," "Summer," and "September"

October 14, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Golan spoke about the domestic political implications in Israel of the Arab Spring revolutions, the Israel Summer Social Justice Protest, and the Palestinian September UN bid for recognition.

Australia in World Affairs 2006-2010: Middle Power Dreaming

October 04, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Former Wilson Center Australia Scholar James Cotton reflected on Australian foreign policy since 2006. Australian Ambassador Kim Beazley made introductory comments.

21st Century Pathways to a Skilled Technology Workforce

October 13, 2011 // 8:00am — 1:15pm
Stakeholders in IT academies, apprenticeship programs, workforce training, and the industries that depend upon 21st century skills will discuss how best to create and maintain a 21st century workforce.

GAO REPORT RELEASE: Climate Engineering; Technical status, future directions, and potential responses

October 12, 2011 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
In response to a congressional request for a technology assessment on climate engineering, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report in August. An interdisciplinary team prepared the report, employing a multi-method approach based on GAO’s quality assurance framework and best practices in technology assessment. The report examined the current state of climate engineering science and technology, experts’ views of the future of U.S. climate engineering research, and potential public responses to climate engineering.

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