6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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.
November 01, 2013 // 11:30am — 12:30pm
International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano speaks at the Wilson Center about the essential role of the IAEA in promoting the peaceful use of atomic energy worldwide, helping to promote nuclear safety and monitoring national nuclear programs. It is expected that discussions will also touch safeguards activities of the Agency, including developments with regard to Iran.
November 25, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Anastasia Grynko, post-doctoral fellow, Harriman Institute, discussed contemporary issues of journalist ethics and transparency, specifically how Ukrainian journalists interpret the various pressures and ethical challenges they confront in today’s media environment, and how they view their professional role in Ukraine.
November 18, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Victoria Zhuravleva presented her studies of American perceptions of Russia as a multi-leveled phenomenon. Her work is a rich distillation of primary sources, which provides a revealing glimpse at how American views of Russia have evolved and/or remained consistent over time.
November 07, 2013 // 6:00pm — 8:00pm
The 11th installment of the Contemporary Ukrainian Literature series, sponsored by the Kennan Institute and Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, featured writer Yuri Vynnychuk, author of The Tango of Death (“Танго смерті”). Mr. Vynnychuk’s book was named the BBC Ukrainian Book of the Year in 2012.
November 04, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
October 3, 1993, in Moscow was a beautiful autumn Sunday. It was also the day when domestic political debate collapsed into urban warfare. Confrontation over the drafting of a new constitution and a national referendum had boiled over, and tanks were out on the street in Moscow. Wayne Merry discussed his experiences as an embassy official in Moscow at the time, and the American policy response to the crisis.
November 05, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:20pm
This event will look at a newly released RAND study titled Ending the U.S. War in Iraq: The Final Transition, Operational Maneuver, and Disestablishment of the United States Forces–Iraq, which explores how our experience in the military exit and transition of responsibilities in Iraq might help to inform future U.S. transition planning in Afghanistan.
November 07, 2013 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Ever since China's new president Xi Jinping described his "China Dream" as the "great rejuvenation of the Chinese people" in November 2012, it has become a key topic in the PRC's domestic politics and foreign affairs. How did this concept emerge? Is there only one "China Dream" or have the grand aspirations and deep anxieties of a broad group of people given rise to multiple interpretations? What are the challenges facing President Xi and the "China Dream" in the years to come? Find out November 7, 2013 at the Wilson Center!
November 06, 2013 // 12:30pm — 2:30pm
Panelists will provide insight and analysis of resolution scenarios for the Western Sahara conflict, including the autonomy plan introduced by Morocco.
October 28, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
The famous 1970s investigations of the Central Intelligence Agency conducted by the Church Committee and others followed leaks of information from the intelligence agencies revealing activities that were illegal or abusive under the CIA’s charter. The CIA secretly compiled a document known as “The Family Jewels” detailing the abuses. This season of inquiry resulted in the intelligence oversight system that exists today. Now a fresh set of leaks confronts Americans, revealing widespread eavesdropping by the National Security Agency. What is the proper response to these revelations?