6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Colombia's Economic Prospects

March 19, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Presentation of "Economic Survey of Colombia", a publication by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

The Third Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture on U.S.-East Asia Relations

April 20, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Thomas Fingar, Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, former deputy director of national intelligence for analysis and former chairman of the National Intelligence Council, discusses U.S. policy toward China.

We Want What's Ours: Learning from South Africa's Land Restitution Process

March 19, 2015 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program as it hosts Professor Bernadette Atuahene for a discussion of her new book, We Want What’s Ours: Learning from South Africa’s Land Restitution Program (Oxford University Press, 2014). Her work is based on interviews that she conducted with over 150 South Africans who were forcibly removed from urban areas, and who received compensation through the land restitution program. The book provides an unbiased, bottom-up evaluation of the program’s successes and failures.

Do Western Values Threaten China? The Motives and Methods of Xi Jinping’s Ideology Campaign

April 02, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Chinese government warnings against the pernicious influence of “Western values” have surged under Xi Jinping and vigilance against Western influence is now a guiding component of his policies toward the Internet, traditional media, culture and entertainment, universities, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations.The discussion focussed on how wariness of Western values is related to anti-corruption, the CCP’s economic and legal reform programs, Xi Jinping’s personality cult, and China’s policy toward the United States.

The Danger of the Single Story: African Americans' Anticolonialism in the Early Cold War

March 09, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
After the onset of the Cold War, fierce anticolonialism emanated solely out of the black left, which paid dearly for opposing U.S. imperial policy. Meanwhile African American liberals, such as the NAACP, turned their backs on Asians and Africans determined to be free, colluded with the Truman administration’s support of European empires, and received, in return a few pieces of civil rights tokens. Carol Anderson will speak about her latest book, "Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960."

Russian-Iranian Relations in the Shadow of Ukraine

March 23, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
The ongoing attempt to improve Iranian-Western relations is occurring at a time when Russian-Western ties have sharply deteriorated over Ukraine. Moscow has increased its efforts to improve its ties to Tehran. But while Moscow and Tehran share some common interests, they remain at odds over others.

Panel Discussion of "Under the Dome"

March 12, 2015 // 2:40pm — 4:00pm
Under the Dome is a powerful and personal documentary on China’s air pollution by former CCTV reporter Chai Jing. Premiering on China’s Internet on the eve of nationwide political meetings, Under the Dome exceeded 200 million views in under a week and sparked a historic social media discussion. The film was initially lauded by China’s media and new Environmental Minister, but has since been removed from Chinese video sites such as Youku and Tencent.

Contested Memories and Reconciliation Challenges: Japan and the Asia Pacific on the 70th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War

March 18, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Seventy years after the end of World War II, unfinished postwar reconciliation continue to haunt relations between Asian nations. Japan finds itself at the heart of the regional politics, and its reflections, attitude and remarks toward this part of history still arouse a strong public sentiment particularly in China and Korea. Read the summary and policy recommendations here!

To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party

March 02, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
How did the Republican Party—the progressive party of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight D. Eisenhower—become the reactionary party of today? Over the one hundred and sixty years of their history, Republicans have swung repeatedly from championing the middle class to protecting the rich. Their story reveals the tensions inherent in America’s peculiar brand of government: how can a democracy promote individual economic opportunity at the same time it protects property?

Resilience for Peace: A New Agenda

March 02, 2015 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
“When we talk about the developing world, the idea of resilience and the idea of the ability to either withstand or recover from shocks often has to do with the way people are able to manage their natural assets,” said Cynthia Brady, senior conflict adviser at USAID’s Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, at the Wilson Center on March 2.

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