6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
December 03, 2013 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
This discussion will bring together a distinguished group of panelists who will provide insight as to the role of emerging powers in peacebuilding and development efforts in Africa.
November 18, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
The proliferation of new written constitutions after 1787 presented British governments with both opportunities and challenges. By way of its empire and international heft – and increasingly in order to compete with the US – the UK came to draft and influence more constitutions in more parts of the world than any other power.
November 20, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Screening of a film that takes a critical look at the “War on Drugs” and participate in the discussion to follow with two experts in the field of drug policy.
November 15, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
A discussion about what is at stake for Honduras, the Central American region, and the United States, in these elections.
December 02, 2013 // 10:00am — 11:30am
The speakers will discuss the effectiveness and benefits that have accrued to Africa since the fund was established and the continuing need to have a fully funded Global Fund.
November 13, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
What Should Think Tanks Do? A Strategic Guide to Policy Impact is the first practical policy guide specifically for think tanks, policy research, and advocacy organizations. Andrew Selee draws on extensive interviews with members of leading think tanks, as well as cutting-edge thinking in business and nonprofit management, to provide concrete strategies for setting policy-oriented goals and shaping public opinion.
November 20, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:30am
A book launch for "Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East."
November 04, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Supplemental Security Income, passed in 1972 during an innovative and expansive phase of the American welfare state, marked an effort to do welfare right. But economic and political circumstances, as well as the contingencies of the moment, all combined to turn the program into a source of controversy over such things as whether parents coached their children to act “crazy” in an effort to secure benefits or whether immigrants deserved benefits.
October 30, 2013 // 8:30am — 11:00am
Across the world, a disproportionately high pregnancy rate among young girls in rural and impoverished areas has had a profoundly negative effect on their opportunities for education, health, and long-term employment. In the United Nations Population Fund’s latest State of World Population report, the authors analyze not only the root causes of these inequities, but also solutions. Join us at the Wilson Center for the launch of The State of World Population 2013, with Dianne Stewart, director of the Information and External Relations Division of the United Nations Population Fund; Fagbenle Oluwaseun Oyindamola, leadership and advocacy fellow for Women in Africa; Beverly Johnston, senior policy advisor in USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health; Robert Blum, chair of the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Heather Boonstra, senior public policy associate at the Guttmacher Institute.