5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Land-Grabbing and Villagization in Ethiopia's Lowlands and Beyond

March 27, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Join us for a discussion on the issues of land grabbing and villgization in the Gambella region of Ethiopia.

Book Launch: Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence

March 27, 2014 // 2:00pm — 4:30pm
The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and the University of San Diego’s Justice in Mexico Project are pleased to invite you to the launch of the book, Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence, a new publication produced jointly by the Mexico Institute and the Justice in Mexico Project.

Africa's Governance Challenge: Why Clientelism Remains the Greatest Impediment

March 25, 2014 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Join us for a discussion on the challenge and impediment of clientelism in African politics and peacebuilding.

Surf and Turf: Environmental and Social Impacts of China’s Growing Seafood and Pork Consumption

March 25, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Increasingly prosperous consumers in China are consuming fewer food grains and demanding more dairy, fruits, vegetables, meat, and seafood. Speakers will discuss the major ecological and supply chain trends in the China’s seafood and pork industries.
Photo by Mona Youssef

Obama's Trip to Reassure Riyadh: Mission Impossible?

March 24, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
President Obama's mission in visiting Saudi Arabia at the end of March is to reassure King Abdullah of America's commitment to the Saudi kingdom. But with so many uncertainties in ongoing U.S. negotiations with Iran, Israel, and the Palestinians and serious differences between the two over the civil wars in Syria and Iraq, the question is will President Obama succeed?

How to Read The Crimea Crisis?

March 20, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
The Russian intervention in Crimea and the ongoing tensions in Ukraine’s eastern and southern regions clearly demonstrats that the Maidan drama is far from over. The Crimea crisis undermines the stability of the post-1991 European order and is an unexpected challenge to the West, which seems to be divided and reluctant to confront Russia.What does Russia want to achieve in Ukraine? Is Crimea its ultimate goal? How should the West respond?

A History of the Iraqi Crisis: France, the United States, and Iraq, 1991-2003

March 28, 2014 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Frédéric Bozo will speak on his new book "A History of the Iraqi Crisis: France, the United States, and Iraq, 1991-2003". Based on exclusive French archival sources and numerous interviews with former officials in both countries, Frédéric Bozo retraces the history of the international crisis that culminated in the 2003 Iraqi conflict.

Double Dividends: Population Dynamics & Climate Adaptation

March 11, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
“Population size is far from immutable,” said Monica Das Gupta at the Wilson Center on March 11, especially if the more than 200 million women who want access to family planning and reproductive health services were provided them. Not only would this boost maternal and child health and be an ethical thing to do, said Kathleen Mogelgaard, a consultant with ECSP, but it could significantly reduce vulnerability to climate change in certain parts of the world.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Programs as a Strategy to Advance Maternal Health

March 10, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Of all the Millennium Development Goals, the maternal health and sanitation targets are among the farthest off track, said Rebecca Fishman, operations and special projects director of WASH Advocates.

Report Release: 2013 - 2014 State of the Future

March 20, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
This event and discussion will explore global strategic prospects and strategies drawn from the 2013-14 State of the Future report and the online Global Futures Intelligence System.

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