6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Putting the South Caucasus in Perspective

August 05, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia have been independent states for more than 23 years. Although geographically contiguous, they differ in language, religion, and political and security orientation. How is each country faring in state-building, developing democracy, and improving economic performance? What are their relationships with Russia and the West, and with each other? How does their historical experience influence current developments, and what are their long term prospects?

Preempting Environmental and Human Security Crises in Africa: Science-Based Planning for Climate Variability Threats

August 20, 2014 // 10:00am — 1:00pm
Development and poverty reduction are inextricably linked to the water, energy and security nexus in Africa. There was some consensus that the impact of climate variability and extreme climate events depends not only on the severity of the crisis, but also on the vulnerability of the affected population – which is correlated with the level of development along with governance and other socio-cultural factors. Just as poverty can put communities at an increased level of vulnerability, so can sustainable development lead to improvements in climate-resilience and human security.

National Security and Climate Change: What Do We Need to Know?

July 29, 2014 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
The effects of climate change “are here now” and pose a “serious challenge” for the United States, said Alice Hill, White House senior advisor for preparedness and resilience.

Freedom of Expression in Mexico: Analyzing the Impact of the Telecom Reform

July 31, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, in collaboration with Freedom House, hosted a discussion of the impact of the Telecom Reform. A panel of leading thinkers discussed the telecommunications reform and its implications for freedom of expression, as well as the ongoing debate about the reform’s secondary legislation.

Migration of Central American Minors: Causes and Solutions

July 24, 2014 // 11:30am — 12:30pm
Foreign Ministers of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala discuss the regional perspective to the humanitarian crisis and unaccompanied minors.
甲午中日战争 (互动百科图片)

甲午之年话中日

July 31, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Please join us for a brown-bag lunch lecture by Dr. Junhua Wu on China-Japan relations, as seen from someone who has deep experience on both sides of the relationship: 甲午之年话中日——来自一个中日边缘人的思考.

The Impact of Ukraine in the Neighborhood

July 22, 2014 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Russia's annexation of Crimea and support of separatists in eastern Ukraine is having ripple effects throughout Eurasia. But what has been the impact in the immediate neighborhood, the South Caucasus, Moldova, and Belarus as well as Ukraine itself?

Innovation in STEM Education: 400,000 Hours of Practice

July 22, 2014 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is seen by leaders from across the globe as key to economic success and prosperity. As the body of STEM-learning research grows, Einstein Fellows: Best Practices in STEM Education provides the unique perspective of 15 nationally recognized educators who have spent, collectively, more than 400,000 hours at the interface between teaching and learning. The volume brings powerful insight about what really works when it comes to teaching and learning STEM. On July 22, 2014, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosted a panel discussion with the authors of this highly anticipated publication. At a time when our Nation struggles to improve STEM education, the authors bring the “teacher voice” front and center, with innovative ideas for STEM education policy makers, organizations, teacher trainers, school administrators, and formal and informal educators.

World Population Day 2014: Youth Engagement and the Sustainable Development Agenda

July 10, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
This year’s World Population Day focuses on youth engagement and the future of the global development agenda as the Millennium Development Goals expire next year. Young people are the key to building a sustainable future because the choices they make now will reverberate for decades to come.
Photo by Mona Youssef

Iran’s Nuclear Chess: Calculating America’s Moves

July 21, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
The P5+1 and Iran have been negotiating since last January under a six-month deadline to convert an interim nuclear accord into a final agreement. This meeting, scheduled one day after that deadline, addressed the outcome of the negotiations—whether successful in yielding an agreement, extended to allow further negotiations, or at a point of breakdown. What are the implications for U.S. policy toward Iran moving forward? The meeting featured discussion of the new Middle East Program monograph by Robert Litwak, vice president for scholars and director of international security studies at the Wilson Center.

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