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Inside Georgia Today

November 13, 2014 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
The Kennan Institute held a town hall discussion on the latest developments in Georgia and the neighboring region with Ambassador Tedo Japaridze, former Georgian Foreign Minister and Ambassador to the United States, and now the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Georgian parliament. Wilson Center Global Fellow Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz posed questions on Georgia's internal political and economic situation, developments with Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and Georgia's foreign relations.

Tunisia after the Elections: Can a Viable Coalition be Formed?

November 21, 2014 // 12:30pm — 1:30pm
After a successful legislative election on October 26, Tunisia faces another important challenge. Can an effective governing coalition be formed that includes the country’s divided secular and Islamist parties? And what role will the country’s new civic groups play?

Strategic Importance of Trade

November 19, 2014 // 12:30pm — 1:30pm
Please join the Wilson Center for a discussion with Ambassador Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative, about the “strategic logic of trade”: how U.S. trade policy is strengthening U.S. partners and allies; promoting broad-based, inclusive development; and setting guidelines for engaging with critical regions in flux.
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The Role of Ultra-Nationalism in Conflict and Crisis: Russia, Ukraine and the EU

November 12, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:30am
This event will highlight the growing and complicated role of radical nationalist groups in European politics. It will focus on the positions of Russian neo-fascist, fundamentalist, and ethnocentrist groups towards the Kremlin's recent foreign and domestic policies, as well as the complications resulting from Ukrainian nationalism in Kyiv's confrontation with Russia.The panel will also address how Central and Western European populist and far right parties regard the events in Ukraine.
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Corruption, Constitutionalism & Control: Implications of the 4th Plenum for China and U.S.-China Relations

November 25, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
How will China’s attempts to rectify the Party and strengthen the legal foundations of its governance shape the nation during Xi’s tenure, and how should American leaders, corporations, and other institutions analyze and respond to Xi’s reform program? The Kissinger Institute invites you explore these issues with two of America’s leading experts on corruption and legal reform in China.

Extreme Realities: Severe Weather, Climate Change, and Our National Security [Screening]

November 06, 2014 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Over the past year, the defense and intelligence communities have issued a slew of reports making it clear that climate change is here and having real impacts on national security. In a new documentary narrated by Matt Damon, Extreme Realities: Severe Weather, Climate Change, and Our National Security, producers Marilyn and Hal Weiner talk with experts like former CIA Director James Woolsey about climate change, how it could impact national security, and what policymakers can do about it. [Please note: this event will NOT be webcast]

Electoral Commissions and the Consolidation of Democracy in Africa: Progress, Challenges and Prospects for the Future

November 13, 2014 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
As nineteen African countries prepare to go to the polls in the upcoming year, please join us for a panel discussion exploring the progress that Africa has made with consolidating democracy, the role that electoral management bodies have played, the challenges faced by electoral commissions, lessons learned and the prospects for enhanced management of elections in Africa.

Congress Rising: Obama, Iraq, Syria and the Use of Force

November 12, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:15am
Thirteen years after the attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States is unambiguously at war with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). But when did Congress declare this new war – if it is a new one? According to some members of Congress, the answer is “not yet.” According to the White House, the answer is “more than a decade ago.

The Promise and Perils of Sino-U.S. Educational Relations

December 12, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Educational relations have been an index and vector of national power, culture, and institutional practices since the United States first used Boxer Indemnity funds to offer scholarships to Chinese students in 1911. Today, educational questions are again central to U.S.-China relations, although they are usually relegated to a secondary position in policy discussions. Yong Zhao and Karin Fischer will join the Kissinger Institute in launching a new effort to make education a central bilateral concern on December 12, 2014.

Chasing Shadows: The Nixon Tapes, the Chennault Affair, and the Origins of Watergate

November 03, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Forty years after Watergate forced Richard Nixon to resign, Americans still ask why he launched the cover-up that destroyed his presidency. Ken Hughes traces the origins of Watergate back to the final days of the 1968 presidential campaign, when the Nixon campaign sabotaged Vietnam peace talks for political gain, and argues that Nixon’s ultimate loss of the White House was rooted in an obsession with seizing the evidence of the crime by which he gained the presidency in the first place.

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