6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

A New Foreign Policy for America

June 22, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Senator Christopher Murphy outlines the eight principles for a new foreign policy vision that seeks to maintain U.S. global leadership but looks beyond our traditional military toolkit for engaging the world.

Eradicating Boko Haram Sustainably: An Integrated Regional Approach

June 24, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
On June 24, 2015, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted Kah Walla, CEO of Strategies!, and Lauren Ploch Blanchard, specialist in African Affairs with the Congressional Research Service, for a discussion on strategies for sustainably combatting Boko Haram. The speakers focused on the need for a regional approach and an integrated strategy to fight Boko Haram militarily, while also addressing the underlying issues that have given rise to the organization. The event also included a discussion of what the U.S. and global community can do to support the affected countries in their fight against Boko Haram.

President Rousseff Travels to Washington: A New Beginning in Brazil-U.S. Relations

June 22, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
On Monday, June 22, the Brazil Institute and the Inter-American Dialogue brought together leading experts to discuss Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s visit to Washington in June.

Rouhani at Two Years: An Assessment on the Cusp of a Nuclear Deal

June 25, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Attention during President Rouhani's first two years in office has understandably been focused on Iran’s nuclear negotiations with the P5+1. Yet these two years have also witnessed important developments—and conflicts—in the sphere of politics, the economy, human rights, and social policy. Our panel examined this broad spectrum of issues.

Crisis in Burundi: Can the U.S. Help?

June 18, 2015 // 1:00pm — 4:00pm
On June 18, 2015, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted two panel discussions on the current crisis in Burundi, with a focus on identifying viable opportunities for international engagement, particularly for the United States. The first panel focused on the political, legal, and security issues related to the crisis, while the second addressed the role of civil society and cultural factors.

Pirates, Islam, and U.S. Hostage Policy

June 24, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Moore discussed his two and a half year ordeal as a captive of Somali pirates, with a focus on certain myths about hostage-taking.

Calculating the Costs of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

June 15, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
This event will explore both the economic and the non economic factors surrounding the conflict that might influence the parties' decisions and the long-term implications for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza and the international community.

Youth Repatriation in Guatemala: The Realities of Returning Home

June 16, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:00am
This event features two of the authors of a new paper published by the Latin American Program on the repatriation of Guatemalan migrants. The paper is based on fieldwork conducted in Guatemala in March by four George Washington University graduate students.

Wilson Center Announces New Center for Korean History and Public Policy

June 10, 2015 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
Please join us on June 10 to celebrate the launch of the new Hyundai Motor–Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy. Made possible with the generous support of the Hyundai Motor Company and the Korea Foundation, the program will expand the Wilson Center's unique strengths and rich legacy of substantive and diverse programming on Korea.

Youth and Civil Society: The Missing Powers in Yemen

June 11, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Mohammad Al-Shami discussed the different stakeholders and positions in Yemen and review what is happening on the ground. He drew attention to the struggles and consequences that Yemenis face if the conflict continues without an immediate solution. In addition, Al-Shami highlighted the importance of empowering youth movements and civil society in Yemen in order to mobilize the community to promote peace.

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