5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

The Culture of Congress, Yesterday and Today

April 30, 2012 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Many have commented on how much Congress has changed over the last 40 years for a variety of reasons, most noticeably from the increasing importance of political parties in the legislative process and their increased polarization from each other. In this roundtable discussion, former Members, congressional staff and area political scientists will discuss the ultimate question of whether there is any way to restore a greater measure of deliberation and bipartisan national problem-solving.

Cooperation or Conflict? Contradictions in US-China Clean Energy Relations

May 09, 2012 // 10:00am — 11:30am
This CEF event features leading experts from government, industry and academia to discuss the current state of US-China clean energy relations in the wake of recent trade investigations.

The Role of Tacit Knowledge in WMD Proliferation: Past and Present

April 20, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
This talk will examine the extent to which tacit knowledge – work related to practical knowledge – is relevant to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The authors will discuss both historical and contemporary case studies of nuclear and biological weapons.

Pakistan-India Trade: What Needs to be Done? What Does it Matter?

April 23, 2012 // 9:45am — 4:15pm
A major conference on the Pakistan-India trade relationship, with emphasis on the MFN agreement and beyond. Features speakers from Pakistan and India.

Educating for Democracy: The Case of the European Humanities University

May 08, 2012 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
This luncheon program will convey the continuing impact of the European Humanities University (EHU) through exchanges with current EHU students and remarks from the university’s founding rector, Anatoli Mikhailov and Eurasia Foundation President, Horton Beebe-Center. The students, a live example of civic education in action, will help to focus the session on the challenges and rewards of educating a rising generation, especially in a state with an authoritarian government.

The Future of South Asian Security: Prospects for a Nontraditional Regional Architecture?

April 11, 2012 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
“The nontraditional security threats of tomorrow could themselves become sources of future traditional conflict if they’re not effectively addressed today,” said Mahin Karim.

What to Do About Syria?

May 09, 2012 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Options for resolving the Syrian crisis run from bad to worse. How should the international community respond to the regime’s crackdown, sectarian conflict and Kofi Annan’s diplomacy?

Principles for the Oversight of Synthetic Biology: Is the Precautionary Principle Needed?

April 18, 2012 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
In March 2012, Friends of the Earth, the International Center for Technology Assessment, and ETC Group released a report on “The Principles for the Oversight of Synthetic Biology.”

Increasing Oil Demand in China: Rising Risks and International Consequences

April 24, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
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