6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Resilience for Peace: A New Agenda

March 02, 2015 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
From Asia’s mushrooming urban centers to the remote highlands of Ethiopia, a new agenda for peace is emerging. By helping local communities build resilience to shared global challenges, we can forge bonds of trust that can help prevent conflict and pave the road to peace. Join us on Monday, March 2 to mark the launch of the Resilience for Peace Project, a collaboration between the Wilson Center and USAID’s Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation.

Reshaping the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Journeys for the 21st Century

February 26, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Wilson Center hosted a panel to examine practical suggestions for reform of the current system of resolving international investment treaty disputes.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Energy Security and Growth

March 10, 2015 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
Sub-Saharan Africa is the fifth topic of the Wilson Center’s bimonthly Regional and Global Energy Series, which has already covered Russia and Ukraine, China and Asia Pacific, and North America, as well as a 2015 energy policy outlook keynoted by US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. The framework for this Center Series is provided by Energy & Security: Strategies for a World in Transition, now in its second edition, which focuses on regional and global energy issues and is published by the Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press.

To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party

March 02, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
How did the Republican Party—the progressive party of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight D. Eisenhower—become the reactionary party of today? Over the one hundred and sixty years of their history, Republicans have swung repeatedly from championing the middle class to protecting the rich. Their story reveals the tensions inherent in America’s peculiar brand of government: how can a democracy promote individual economic opportunity at the same time it protects property?

Burundi's 2015 Elections: Perspectives, Priorities, and Preparations at Three Months Out

February 27, 2015 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Please join us for a discussion organized by the Great Lakes Policy Forum, hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center, to take stock of the current pre-electoral context, and priorities over the coming months. The panel discussion will feature perspectives from the Burundian and US governments, as well as Burundian and international civil society groups. What are the priorities for the Burundian government? What gaps remain unfilled? Where do civil society groups see priorities lying in order to ensure an inclusive, peaceful and successful electoral process?

Maritime Security in the Asia-Pacific Region and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

March 05, 2015 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Maintaining maritime security order is vital for peace in the Asia-Pacific region, yet tensions in the region continue to grow. At the same time, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is looking to make changes in the nation’s security policy which will determine the future of the U.S.-Japan alliance and more broadly, the maritime security order in the Asia-Pacific region.

Latin America's Electoral Cycle 2014-15

February 10, 2015 // 1:00pm — 5:30pm
This event will feature experts on recent and upcoming elections across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Authorizing Military Action Against ISIL: Geography, Strategy and Unanswered Questions

February 23, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:00pm
For the first time in his Administration, President Barack Obama has submitted to Congress a formal request for additional authority to use military force. Is his draft Authorization for Use of Military Force against ISIL “alarmingly broad,” as The New York Times worries, or a narrow set of handcuffs? Does it empower the Presidency or create—as Senator John McCain put it—“535 Commanders-in-Chief”? From different angles, many ask: Does the proposed AUMF reflect sound law and sound strategy?

Inequality in a Lower Growth Latin America

January 26, 2015 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and the World Bank’s Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Region are pleased to invite you a discussion of trends in inequality in the region and what lower rates of growth portend for both inequality and the oft-vaunted growth of the middle class.

Strengthening Regional Competitiveness: An Update on the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue

March 04, 2015 // 9:30am — 11:00am
The Mexico Institute is pleased to host several U.S. government representatives to discuss the accomplishments of the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue and priorities in U.S.-Mexico economic cooperation for the coming year.

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