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CANCELLED: The Iran Negotiations: Is this Really the End Game?

July 08, 2015 // 11:00am — 12:15pm
Iran and six major powers will keep negotiating past Tuesday's deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement. We will postpone this event on Wednesday, July 8 until a deal is announced.

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Pitfalls and Promises

July 23, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Who got what in the Iran nuclear deal? An Iran scholar, a sanctions specialist and nuclear experts discussed the meaning of the agreement and explored what’s next for all parties. This event was the fifth in the Iran Forum series sponsored by a consortium of eight Washington think tanks. They are: the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the RAND Corporation, the Arms Control Association, the Center for a New American Security, the Stimson Center, Partnership for a Secure America, and the Ploughshares Fund.

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
Since President Lyndon B. Johnson created the USAID population program in 1965, it has evolved in tandem with the global discourse on population and demography. “The agency’s family planning program is as relevant today as it ever was, and is necessary,” said Jennifer Adams, deputy assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency of International Development’s Bureau for Global Health. The bureau houses the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, which implements U.S. development and relief efforts to expand access to modern contraceptives, fight HIV/AIDS, reduce unsafe abortions, and protect the health of women and children.

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
When Valerie Hudson evaluates the strength of a nation, whether food security, wealth, peacefulness, or quality of governance, she finds one important thread that underlies it all. “One of the most important factors in the determination of these things is in fact the situation, and security, and status of women,” said Hudson at the Wilson Center on June 24.

"Brand Africa"- Separating Myth From Reality

July 07, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On July 7, 2015, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a discussion on what many see as a tarnished "Brand Africa." Ms. Florizelle Liser, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa; Ambassador Donald Gips, Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group; Mr. Omoyele Sowore, Founder of Sahara Reporters; and Ms. Valentina Saltane, Private Sector Development Specialist at the World Bank Group, offered a frank discussion on misconceptions about Africa and solutions for realigning these perceptions with reality.

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

June 22, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
As momentum builds towards the negotiation of the Sustainable Development Goals and UN climate change summit later this year, the G7 countries – France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada, the UK, and the United States – have made a strong statement about the importance of climate security risks. A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks, an independent report commissioned by G7 foreign ministers and authored by a consortium of international organizations including the Wilson Center, analyzes the security and stability risks posed by climate change and offers concrete policy options for addressing them.

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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