6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities: Securing America's Most Important Assets

February 10, 2015 // 12:45pm — 1:45pm
In this Director's Forum, Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism will deliver a keynote speech about the evolving cyber threat and the Obama Administration's comprehensive strategy to address it. From the President's proposed investments across the federal government to developing enduring relationships with the private sector focused on shared threats, Ms. Monaco will preview plans for preventing the most pernicious state and non-state digital intrusions and Administration efforts to provide early warning about cyber attacks.

Great Lakes Policy Forum| Land Tenure, Conflict, and Marginalization: New Analysis and Responses in Uganda

February 12, 2015 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Rapid population growth and commercial investments are transforming rural Uganda, where 85% of citizens rely on access to productive land for their livelihood. Access to justice in land-related matters is largely out of reach, particularly for the most marginalized groups. To address some of these issues, Search for Common Ground (SFCG) and the Africa Program of the Wilson Center hosted a discussion on the changing dynamics of land tenure and access to justice in Uganda. The discussion featured Albert Gomez Mugumya and Jennifer Ober of USAID’s Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity and Peace (SAFE) Program in Uganda. The SAFE Program is implemented by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and SFCG, in partnership with local non-governmental organizations and community groups in 20 of the most conflict-affected districts of Uganda.

Colonel House: A Biography of Woodrow Wilson's Silent Partner

February 09, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
In this seminar biography, Charles E. Neu details the life of "Colonel" House, a Texas landowner who rose to become one of the century's greatest political operators. In 191l House met Woodrow Wilson, and almost immediately the two formed one of the most famous friendships in American political history.

Film Screening: “Brothers in Arms: Stories from the Frontlines of the Russian-Ukrainian War”

February 02, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The presentation featured episodes from their film and provided the opportunity to interact with the filmmakers, who shared their personal experiences and observations from the war zone.

Falling Oil Prices: Changing Implications for Global Producers

February 04, 2015 // 1:30pm — 4:15pm
As the price of oil continues to fall, the Wilson Center convened an expert global panel, assembled from Russia, Colombia, Canada, Iran, and Nigeria, to discuss the economic and political repercussions of depressed energy prices, as well as the effects of the lower prices on competitiveness and investment.

Book Talk: "US Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy: Evolution of an Incidental Superpower"

January 30, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Does the United States have a plan for how it hopes to achieve its objectives on the global stage? Or is its position in the world an accident of history? Perhaps it is better to understand the United States as an incidental superpower—responding and adjusting to changes in the international system. If that is the case, given the instability and flux of current events, what might the future pattern of U.S. foreign and defense policy look like?

The State of Islamism: The New Generation

February 11, 2015 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Over the past year, Islamists have triggered tectonic shake-ups across the Middle East. Borders have been redefined. Tactics have turned bloodier. States are unraveling under the pressure. Moderate Islamists are being sidelined as militants alter the region more than any trend since modern states became independent. Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, and Egypt’s Sinai are flashpoints, but no country is exempt. The impact has rippled worldwide, evident in the Charlie Hebdo attack.

Security and Energy Implications for the South Caucasus after Ukraine

January 28, 2015 // 9:00am — 2:30pm
As the Ukrainian crisis, and the associated political conflict between Russia and the West, continues, there is elevated risk of unanticipated spillover effects in neighboring regions. The focus of this conference, the South Caucasus, is particularly sensitive to the continuing conflict to the north, including the competition for political and economic influence in the region.

Report Launch: The U.S.-Mexico Border Economy in Transition

February 03, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to the launch of the report "The U.S.-Mexico Border Economy in Transition." This report is drawn from a series of four U.S.-Mexico Regional Economic Competitiveness Forums in order to engage border region stakeholders in a process to collectively generate a shared vision and policy recommendations to strengthen economic competitiveness.

The Year Ahead in Environment and Energy

January 23, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
With the Obama Administration moving forward on emissions reductions, the deadline for drafting the Sustainable Development Agenda, and a highly anticipated global climate summit in Paris, 2015 promises to be a crucial year for climate policy. “In many ways, last year was the year of building momentum, and this is the year of getting the work done,” said Lisa Friedman, deputy editor of ClimateWire, at the Wilson Center on January 5.

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