5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Can the EU Really Become a Global Player?

November 13, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Mircea Geoana is a Senator, Chairman of the Joint Committee of the Romanian Senate and Chamber of Deputies regarding Romania’s Accession to the Schengen Area, and a prominent political figure in Romania.

Angela Merkel: The Authorized Biography

November 05, 2013 // 2:30pm — 4:00pm
An authorized biography of one of the most powerful women in the world sheds light on the person behind the politician.

What Happens When Governments Negotiate with Criminal Networks? Case Studies from the Americas

October 30, 2013 // 8:55am — 12:30pm
Across the Americas, governments on occasion have negotiated – often unofficially – with various kinds of criminal organizations in an effort to reduce violence and improve citizen security. In this event, regional experts examined these efforts in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States.

Addressing Violence Against Women in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

October 15, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Join us for a roundtable discussion with Indira Jaising, the renowned women’s rights lawyer, a Wilson Center Global Fellow, and the first woman Additional Solicitor General of India. Introductions by Dr. Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Director, The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative.

Public Opinion and Foreign Policy in Mexico: Findings from the 2012 Edition of Mexico, the Americas, and the World

October 21, 2013 // 10:25am — 11:30am
Mexico, the Americas, and the World is a biannual public opinion survey conducted since 2004 on public opinion and foreign policy in Mexico and other Latin American countries, including Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. This presentation will give an overview of some of the survey's key findings in 2012.

CANCELED: Egypt After the Roadmap

October 25, 2013 // 12:30pm — 1:30pm
Ziada focuses on future steps and what Egypt needs to do most in the upcoming years to guarantee inclusion of women and youth, proper representation of all factions, transitional justice, and the role of military vs. state institutions.

Democracy in Mexico: Political Reform and the Vote of Mexicans Abroad

October 15, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Francisco Guerrero, Electoral Councilor of the Federal Electoral Institute of Mexico (IFE), will present his book, The Vote of Mexicans Abroad: History, Reflections, and a Look toward the Future. Dr. Guerrero will also speak about current proposals for a political reform in Mexico and the evolving electoral system.

Impacting the Future: Luvuyo Mandela’s Perspective

October 16, 2013 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
Luvuyo Mandela, Social Entrepreneur, delivered a keynote address on South Africa's story of struggle, hope, trial & error, and lessons learned. While South Africa has come a long way from the days of apartheid and oppression, and possesses a promising future, this generation feels the pressure to be a beacon of democracy, peace, and inclusion on the continent and for the world. Theirs is a task to maintain the positive momentum that will move the country forward. The youth are key to bringing this future to fruition and through active and engaged citizenship South Africa's promise can be realized.

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