5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
July 17, 2013 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
On the July 17th meeting, cosponsored by the Asia Program and the China Environment Forum cosponsored, three speakers will provide an overview of the expanding EPA – EPAT cooperation, highlighting the progress in developing sister sustainable communities in the United States and Taiwan. Stephen Shu-hung Shen, Minister of EPAT, and Randy Solomon, Sustainable Jersey community certification program lead, will introduce the successes of these sustainable community projects. Jane Nishida, U.S. EPA’s Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for International & Tribal Affairs and former Maryland Secretary of Environment, will share how international collaboration can strengthen state and national environmental programs and provide opportunities for green growth.
June 26, 2013 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
Why are some Latin American countries facing much more moderate levels of crime and violence than their neighbors? A group of experts from across the region analyze the security situation in the diverse countries of Chile, Uruguay, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua.
June 28, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:00am
Jubin Goodarzi, Assistant Professor and Researcher in International Relations Department at Webster University in Geneva, examined Iran and Syria’s relationship over the last three decades and discussed its implications for the outcome of Syrian conflict.
July 18, 2013 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
The recent Chinese leadership transition is a useful opportunity to re-evaluate the current state of Chinese civil society. Is the space for civil society growing or shrinking in China? Is the concept of civil society even relevant today? Shawn Shieh, Director and Editor of China Development Brief, China's longest-running platform reporting on China's civil society, social development and philanthropic sectors will discuss the Brief's most recent findings.
June 20, 2013 // 8:45am — 1:00pm
About the current state and future directions of the Asia-Latin America relations.
June 19, 2013 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
June 24, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:30am
"Reducing Drug Violence in Mexico: Options for Implementing Targeted Enforcement," a study by a group of recent UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Masters in Public Policy graduates led by renowned criminologist Mark A.R. Kleiman, looks into the possibility of utilizing existing U.S. law enforcement capabilities to reduce the violence in Mexico by targeting the revenues of Mexican trafficking organizations in U.S. markets.
June 13, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The United States is one of the largest energy consumers and biggest contributors of greenhouse gases worldwide. In 2011, the U.S. generated 42 percent of its electricity from coal and only 13 percent through renewables, chiefly hydropower.
June 11, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Despite increases in the availability of maternal health care across Nigeria, maternal mortality rates remain high, averaging 630 per 100,000 live births in 2010, compared to the world average of 210. “This is data we are not proud of,” said Philippa Momah, board director of Nigeria’s White Ribbon Alliance, at the Wilson Center. “We believe that one of the issues is the way health care providers treat our women. This may be causing a 20 percent drop-out rate in the health care system.”
June 17, 2013 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
A panel of experts shared their views on the current status of religious minorities in Middle East, especially in light of developments after the “Arab Spring,” and provided strategies and recommendations for how these minorities can be protected.