5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

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.

Liability and Reliability Of Crowdsourced and Volunteered Information for Disaster Management

August 30, 2011 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
The rapid rate of innovation and adoption of technology, especially mobile technology, by citizens and first-responders alike has the potential to enable a greater level of community preparedness not previously possible. This panel will explore the potential benefits and reliability of crowdsourced and volunteered information for disaster management.

Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War: A Transnational History of the Helsinki Network

September 13, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
<b>Sarah B. Snyder</b> explores how, in the aftermath of the signing of the Helsinki Final Act, a transnational network of activists committed to human rights in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe made the topic a central element in East-West diplomacy.

Book Launch: Pinched: How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures and What We Can Do About It

August 08, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Join Don Peck, author of Pinched: How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures & What We Can Do About It, on August 8 for a round-table discussion on the future of the American economy.

Iran: Turmoil at Home, Assertiveness Abroad?

September 30, 2011 // 9:00am — 1:00pm
Six leading Iran experts discussed the country’s domestic and international developments since the contested 2009 presidential elections, looking at how the Iranian regime has managed its internal political, economic, and social affairs as well as its foreign policy.

Collaboration with Taiwan to Address Regional Environmental Challenges

August 11, 2011 // 10:30am — 11:30am
Come join the Wilson Center's China Environment Forum and Asia Program for a conversation with Taiwan's Minister of Environmental Protection, Dr. Stephen Shu-Hung Shen, to learn about work the EPA and Taiwan have been doing since 2010 to engage regional partners to advance global capacity in the remediation of contaminated sites, e-waste recycling and management, and reduction of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from ports.

Security, Politics, and a Two-State Solution: A View from Israel

July 25, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Four prominent Israelis – Shaul Arieli, Shlomo Gazit, Alon Pinkas, and Gilead Sher – with decades of experience in military and security issues, outline Israeli views on a two-state solution in a discussion moderated by Wilson Center scholar Aaron David Miller.

Same Bed, Different Dreams?: The New Philanthropy and Civil Society in China

July 26, 2011 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
The support of private entrepreneurs for independent organizations has important ramifications for Chinese civil society, but is this support for real?

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