6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

A Conversation with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson

January 29, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Please join the Wilson Center for a major address by Secretary Jeh Johnson, the fourth Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Secretary Johnson oversees the third largest Cabinet department and leads the nation’s efforts to secure our country from a myriad of threats from terrorism to natural disasters. The address will be followed by a question and answer session with Wilson Center President Jane Harman.

Book Talk: "US Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy: Evolution of an Incidental Superpower"

January 30, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Does the United States have a plan for how it hopes to achieve its objectives on the global stage? Or is its position in the world an accident of history? Perhaps it is better to understand the United States as an incidental superpower—responding and adjusting to changes in the international system. If that is the case, given the instability and flux of current events, what might the future pattern of U.S. foreign and defense policy look like?

Book Launch: The Resilience of the Latin American Right

January 21, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:00am
A launch of the book "The Resilience of the Latin American Right," edited by Juan Pablo Luna and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser

Eliminating Extremism One Child at a Time

February 02, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
As one of the most moderate, vocal and courageous political leaders in Lebanon, Mr. Ahmad El-Assaad, will speak about the political situation in Lebanon and the region, the impact of the extremist movements, and what can be done to alleviate and ultimately eliminate these movements. He is the founder, director, and chairman of the Saving the Next Generation Foundation, an organization which offers educational and recreational opportunities to youth in the region.

The Strategic Importance of AGOA's Renewal: A Discussion with African Trade Ministers

January 22, 2015 // 4:30pm — 5:30pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center, in partnership with African Union Mission, hosts the African Union ministerial delegation in a discussion on the strategic importance of AGOA, its timely re-authorization, and its role in the economic transformation and deepening the regional integration of the continent.

Greece and EEC Membership: Was it a Mistake?

February 03, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Greece, the EEC and the Cold War, 1974-1979 by Eirini Karamouzi explores the history of the European Economic Community (EEC) in the turbulent decade of the 1970s with a focus on the Community’s response to the fall of the Greek dictatorship and the country’s application for EEC membership.

Launch of “Africa’s Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent”

January 21, 2015 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
This book launch event discussion on the new volume "Africa’s Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent” will examine critical lessons of peacemaking, socio-economic justice, women’s rights, environmental protection, and nuclear disarmament from the 13 prominent individuals of African descent who have won the Nobel Peace Prize since 1950.

Nuclear Bargains Reviewed

February 13, 2015 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
Or (Ori) Rabinowitz, PhD, author of Bargaining on Nuclear Tests will discuss her research in the context of the looming dead-line for the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 on the future of Iran’s nuclear program.

ISAB Report on U.S.-Russia Relations

January 14, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The International Security Advisory Board has released its 2014 report on the state of U.S.-Russia relations. The report offers a number of recommendations, both explicit and implied, which respond to current Russian actions, identify long-term implications for strategic stability, and address resuming and expanding engagement with the Russian Federation when it becomes appropriate to do so.

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