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The Iran Negotiations: Is this Really the End Game?

July 08, 2015 // 11:00am — 12:15pm
Despite the uncertainties, the United States and Iran seem to be in the final stages of what promises to be a comprehensive accord on the nuclear issue. Join us as four analysts and observers of Iran, Middle Eastern politics, and U.S. foreign policy assess the state of the current negotiations, the implications of an accord and the consequences for the region without one.

Can Russian-Western Cooperation in the Arctic Survive the Current Conflict?

June 29, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
The ongoing conflict in Ukraine affects the prospects for peace and general cooperation in the region and far beyond. One such area to consider is what impact the conflict will have on the future of the Arctic. Is there an agenda and, if so, the necessary political will for continued Russia-West cooperation in this theatre? What would such cooperation look like and what are the consequences if it fails to materialize?

Changing the World: How USAID’s 50 Years of Family Planning has Transformed People, Economies, and the Planet

June 26, 2015 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Join us, the current director of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, and five former directors to discuss USAID’s history in family planning and future directions, including how the program fits into the Obama administration’s goal to end preventable child and maternal deaths and contributes to the global Family Planning 2020 movement.

Religion and the Encounter with Modernity: What Can We Learn from Jewish Urbanization?

June 30, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
This talk uses the case of Jewish urbanization in the nineteenth century to discuss some of the ways religious leaders and communities engage with the fear and possibility presented by modernity. What are the political implications for theological and cultural nostalgia? Can we understand why some responses are more violent than others? Is there anything to be done about it?

The Hillary Doctrine: Sex & American Foreign Policy (Book Launch)

June 24, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Join us in a discussion with authors Valerie Hudson and Patricia Leidl and discussants Rosa Brooks (Georgetown University Law Center) and Kathleen Kuehnast (U.S. Institute of Peace). Daniela Ligiero, former senior gender advisor at the U.S. Department of State and current vice president of girls and women strategy at the United Nations Foundation, will lead the discussion.

"Brand Africa"- Separating Myth From Reality

July 07, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Join the Wilson Center Africa Program on July 7th at 3:00 p.m. to attempt to identify and unpack the core factors that define "Brand Africa," to separate the myths from the realities and, most importantly, to offer concrete solutions for re-branding Africa.

A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks (Report Launch)

June 22, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The ultimate “threat multiplier,” climate change is increasing the challenges facing the U.S. development, diplomatic, and security communities. Join leaders from the development, diplomatic, and security communities and the report’s coauthors for the U.S. launch of a “New Climate for Peace.”

Middle East Energy: Beyond an Iran Nuclear Deal

July 09, 2015 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
Iran hopes that the pending nuclear framework agreement will lead to much needed foreign investment in its oil and gas sector. Insofar as eased sanctions permit, billions of dollars will be needed to reverse production declines and re-establish production growth. How realistic are Iran’s aspirations to attract such investment, and what increased production and exports can be reasonably expected over the near to medium term?

Victim’s Justice in the Aftermath of Genocide: Lessons from Efforts in the Balkans

June 24, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:00am
With the rise of transitional justice globally, the role of reparations in war has changed. This talk focuses on the global significance of reparations efforts in Balkan states in the aftermath of the 1990's genocide in Yugoslavia. Who can pursue reparations, in what venues, for what types of reparations, at what cost?

NASA’s New Horizons: Innovation, Collaboration and Accomplishment in Science and Technology

July 15, 2015 // 4:00pm — 6:00pm
With the NASA New Horizons spacecraft on its final approach to its primary target - the icy dwarf planet Pluto - now is the perfect time to reflect on some of the knowledge we've already gained from the mission, and to anticipate the new discoveries that are waiting to be made.

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