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Rousseff’s Uphill Battle to Revive Brazil’s Economy: What Brazilians Think of the President’s New Austerity Plan

February 11, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
On February 11th, the Brazil Institute will convene a group of experts to review President Rousseff's new austerity plan and discuss national perceptions of her economic measures.

A Conversation with Yossi Beilin

February 09, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
With rising tensions with Hezbollah; civil war in Syria; Nusra on the Golan Heights; the Palestinian move at the International Criminal Court; and the beginning of end game diplomacy with Iran, Israel sits at the nexus of much of what America cares about in the Middle East. Please join us for the first in a series of conversations with prominent Israelis about the future of Israel and the U.S.-Israeli relationship in the run-up to Israel’s March 17 elections.

"Empire" and "Invitations": Geir Lundestad’s Impact on Cold War Scholarship in Perspective

March 13, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Geir Lundestad has been the Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo and Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 1990, retiring at the end of 2014 as director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. Geir has made an enormous scholarly contribution to the field of history and supported many scholarly endeavors in the social sciences through the Nobel Institute fellowship and symposia program inaugurated under his leadership. Please join us for a symposium honoring Professor Geir Lundestad at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Turkey’s Troubled Democracy and Foreign Policy

January 28, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Savaş Genç will discuss recent political developments, including concerns over the weakening of the rule of law, growing pressure on the judiciary and limits on the freedom of expression under Erdogan’s leadership. One focus will be media freedom which Genç argues has suffered the most as journalists have lost their jobs or been detained and newspapers and TV stations have been raided, raising questions about the future course of Erdogan’s “New Turkey:”

Innovations in Citizen Security in Ecuador

January 30, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
An discussion of citizen security developments in Ecuador, featuring the country's Minister of the Interior.

A Mexican Utopia: Book Launch & Discussion of the Rule of Law in Mexico

January 28, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The Mexico Institute hosted a book launch and discussion of the rule of law in Mexico. Wilson Center Global Fellow Luis Rubio presented his book "A Mexican Utopia: The Rule of Law is Possible." After his presentation, several leading analysts discussed the development of the rule of law in Mexico, noting challenges and offering policy prescriptions.

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.

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