5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Innovation, Brain Drain, and the Politics of Russian Higher Education Reform

April 23, 2014 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
Russian higher education has done more to integrate western norms and standards than virtually any other national institution. Yet Russia’s universities and research institutes continue to face economic and political headwinds that raise questions about their ability to compete in a global marketplace. The Kennan Institute conducted a conference on April 23rd that addressed the challenges confronting Russian higher education and how Russian universities interact with their international counterparts.

Latin American Populism in the Twenty-First Century: Update Venezuela

April 11, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
About the nature of populism in Latin America and its most recent radical manifestations.

The United States, Trade Remedies, and the WTO: What’s Next?

May 08, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
In recent years, American trade remedies have been particularly controversial. No safeguard has ever been found to be WTO-consistent. Indeed, with the expiry of the softwood lumber agreement between Canada and the U.S. in 2015, trade remedy issues are certain to remain a central issue for American trade negotiators going forward. Please join the Canada Institute in welcoming a panel of the leading authorities on global trade remedies to discuss a range of issues pertaining to how the United States has addressed trade remedies in the past and what concerns may arise in future.

Citizen Security in Brazil: Progress and Challenges

March 28, 2014 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
This event explored recent efforts to promote citizen security in Brazil’s urban areas, including the attempts to build more peaceful communities from the ground up.

Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States

April 29, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Why do ethnonational conflicts reach different degrees of violence? Why does violence continue to reoccur even after strong international intervention for conflict-resolution and democratization? To answer these questions, Maria Koinova combines research on civil wars with the study of non-violent majority-minority disputes by examining 5 degrees of violence in three cases – Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Kosovo – over a 20-year period.

Escaping the Crisis Trap: New Options for Haiti

April 04, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
A discussion of a new paper titled ‘Escaping the Crisis Trap: New Options for Haiti’.

The Arab Spring and the State of Egypt’s Antiquities

April 14, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
The current instability in Egypt is having its toll on its cultural heritage that is being lost and desecrated. Different archaeological sites commissioned by antiquities dealers leaving are being vandalized. The local communities are also involved due to economic hardship. Both objects and archaeological records are being lost for good. This very fast and speedy loss is the worst Egypt has ever faced.

Cities at the Center of the World

April 22, 2014 // 9:00am — 4:00pm
In collaboration with the Center for Global Studies at George Mason University, The Wilson Center’s Urban Sustainability Laboratory invites you to a discussion of the nexus between urban growth and globalization. Please join leading urban scholars, practitioners and policy makers for a discussion of the social, spatial and political terrain of cities as critical global centers.

Labor and Structural Reforms in Mexico

April 04, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:15am
The Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to a discussion with Mexico’s Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare, Alfonso Navarrete Prida. In November of 2012, Mexico’s congress approved a new labor law that fundamentally alters Mexico’s labor markets, making them much more flexible than before.

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