5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Privatization in the Russian Federation: The Rise of Market-Based Systems in Modern Russia

October 24, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
President Medvedev recognizes that a well-conceived economic program, designed to create an independent broad based and self-sustaining private sector will improve Russia's position and image as a global superpower. The improvement in the quality of life for the average Russian is also an essential element, both economically, politically and socially for the Russian Federation. In Russia, the continuing development of privatization must be part of an overall reform package involving continued de-regulation, progressive taxation and a strong and viable monetary policy.

Environmental and Social Issues Arising from Synthetic Biology: Redesigning Life

September 28, 2011 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Invited panelists will discuss the science behind synthetic biology, the risks this emerging technology poses to the environment and human health, as well as the socio-economic issues arising from a new “bio-economy” enabled by synthetic biology.

In Uncertain Times: American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11

October 13, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Melvyn P. Leffler, former Wilson Center public policy scholar will discuss his latest book which considers how policymakers react to dramatic developments on the world stage.

A Discussion with ANP Director Allan Barros

August 31, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:30am
A discussion with ANP director Allan Kardec Duailibi.

Report Release: 2011 State of the Future

September 13, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00pm
The world is in a race between implementing ever-increasing ways to improve the human condition and the seemingly ever-increasing complexity and scale of global problems. How are we doing in this race?

Book Launch: Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises

September 13, 2011 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Join Robert Z. Aliber, author of Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises on September 13 for a round-table discussion on his new book.

Digging Deeper: Water, Women, and Conflict

August 29, 2011 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Speakers explore the dynamics between water access and gender-based vulnerability in conflict-affected areas in an effort to identify what opportunities exist through water-related programming to reduce women’s vulnerability.

The Environment and Human Rights: the International Community’s Responses to Emerging Local and Global Challenges

September 14, 2011 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
This event will address the interrelation between environmental damage and human rights, and examine how the international community—and in particular the UN—has approached this issue at a local and global level and discuss possible ways to optimize approaches and processes.

Liberty's Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from Washington to Obama

October 04, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Jeremi Suri, provocative historian and one of Smithsonian magazine’s “Top Young Innovators,” takes on the idea of American exceptionalism and turns it into a playbook for President Obama over the next, vital few years.

Book Launch – Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself

September 07, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Washington Post correspondent Pamela Constable weighs in on why Pakistan cannot curb the appeal of radical Islam.

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