6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Dawn of the Smart City? Perspectives From New York, Ahmedabad, São Paulo, and Beijing (Report Launch)

June 23, 2014 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
On June 23, speakers from four cities will present their perspectives on the idea behind smart cities and the challenges their respective countries face.

Religious violence in sub-Saharan Africa and the future of the secular state

June 17, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:30am
On Tuesday, June 17th the Africa Program at The Wilson Center held a public event to examine growing religious violence in sub-Saharan Africa and the response from African states, as well as options for US-Africa engagement regarding the current situation with religious conflict. Discussants included Dr. Ludovic Lado, a current Southern Voices Scholar with the Africa Program and Director of the Institute of Human Rights and Dignity at the Center of Research and Action for Peace in Cote d’Ivoire, and Tiffany Lynch, Senior Policy Analyst at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Dr. Monde Muyangwa, Director of the Africa Program at The Wilson Center, moderated the discussion.

Mexico Today: The Growth Challenge

June 17, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:30am
The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and CIDAC (Center of Research for Development) are pleased invite you to a discussion of the current state of the Mexican economy. A panel of leading thinkers will discuss both the economic dimensions of the lack of strong growth as well as the politics of slow growth.

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

June 23, 2014 // 8:30am — 10:00am
Please join us at the Wilson Center for a conversation with The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos on his new book Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China, presented by the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States and the Asia Program.

Lebanon without a President: Can Lebanon Weather the Neighborhood Storm?

June 11, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
MEP hosts a meeting on "Lebanon without a President: Can Lebanon Weather the Neighborhood Storm?" with Basem Shabb, Member of Parliament in Lebanon, Future Parliamentary bloc.

Assessing Threats Facing the U.S.-Korea Alliance

June 18, 2014 // 12:10pm — 6:00pm
The dynamism of Asian markets, China’s rise, and Japan’s quest to become a normal state, play key roles in determining the future of the US-ROK alliance. At the same time, U.S. perception of China’s growing influence differs from that of Korea’s. Similarly, Washington does not see eye-to-eye with Seoul over changes in Japan’s policies. While the bilateral alliance remains strongest in dealing with North Korea, the two allies also have different views on dealing with this challenge.

Surveillance, Security and Trust

June 04, 2014 // 10:00am — 4:00pm
In a unique series, the Wilson Center will host four panel discussions leading up to the anniversary of Snowden's leaks on June 5. We will examine how and why countries conduct surveillance, the relationship between security and liberty, whether current technology will become obsolete and how to explain surveillance to a generation raised in a digital world.

Pakistan’s Polio Crisis: The Deeper Story

June 10, 2014 // 11:00am — 12:15pm
The world is witnessing a resurgence of the polio virus, and Pakistani is at its epicenter. This year, Pakistan has already reported about 60 cases—far more than any other country. Most observers blame Pakistan’s worsening polio problem on rising militancy. Yet according to Samia Altaf, there is a deeper story beyond this popular narrative.

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