5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Conflict in Eastern Ukraine: Future Prospects

January 13, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Mykola Vorobiev of Ukraine’s Center for Eastern European Perspectives, who has reported from the frontlines of the conflict as an independent journalist, shared his eye-witness perspective on the situation. Michael Kofman, a Public Policy Scholar with the Wilson Center, offered his analysis of the functional aspects of the conflict and future prospects.

Codename Nikolaus

March 16, 2015 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
Dr. Bodo Hechelhammer, chief historian of the BND, will deliver a lecture on the early years of the German intelligence service, introducing the American and German agents behind Germany’s Cold War spy operation.
Urban Opportunities

Urban Opportunities: Perspectives on Climate Change, Resilience, and Inclusion

January 26, 2015 // 1:00pm — 3:30pm
The Urban Sustainability Laboratory of the Wilson Center joins with USAID, International Housing Coalition, Cities Alliance and the World Bank to invite you to a seminar on: Urban Opportunities: Perspectives on Climate Change, Resilience, and Inclusion.

Scaling the Mountain: Women, Health, and the Environment in Nepal

January 07, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
From the mountains and foothills of the Himalayas to the Terai plains, climate change is rapidly changing life in Nepal. Many communities however, are not strangers to environmental stress; for decades, rapid population growth alongside agriculture and fuelwood collection have degraded land and diminished forests.

The New Silk Road Initiative Post-2014: Challenges and Opportunities

January 22, 2015 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
The New Silk Road Initiative, originally envisioned in 2011, seeks to promote greater regional connectivity through improved trade and transit, the development of regional energy markets, strengthened customs and border operations, and deeper people-to-people and business relationships. What is the potential for this initiative, and what concrete steps have been taken? What are the challenges and opportunities, particularly against the backdrop of the recent foreign troop withdrawal from Afghanistan? And how can the New Silk Road Initiative help benefit an Afghanistan that faces major economic challenges?

Iranian Domestic Politics and Relations with the United States

January 15, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Nicola Pedde, the Director of the Institute for Global Studies in Rome, discussed Iran’s evolving domestic political situation and its relationship with the United States.

The Promise and Perils of Sino-U.S. Educational Relations

December 12, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Educational relations have been an index and vector of national power, culture, and institutional practices since the United States first used Boxer Indemnity funds to offer scholarships to Chinese students in 1911. Today, educational questions are again central to U.S.-China relations, although they are usually relegated to a secondary position in policy discussions. Yong Zhao and Karin Fischer joined the Kissinger Institute in launching a new effort to make education a central bilateral concern on December 12, 2014. Watch the discussion here!

Emerging Priorities for Maternal Health in Nigeria (Abuja and Washington, DC)

December 17, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
“Nigeria’s population is only two percent of the world population, but we contribute about 10 percent of the maternal mortality,” said Oladosu Ojengbede, professor and director of the University of Ibadan’s Center for Population and Reproductive Health.

Ireland: The Celtic Tiger Reborn?

December 16, 2014 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
The panel will discuss Ireland’s outlook as it faces major challenges ahead, in achieving a sustained economic recovery while maintaining financial stability.

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