6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Israel and the Strategic Challenges in the Middle East

March 04, 2014 // 12:30pm — 1:30pm
In this Director's Forum, Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s Minister of Intelligence, assessed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington.

Smuggling on the U.S.- Canada Border: Contraband, Crime, and Terror

March 04, 2014 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
Cross-border smuggling and border vulnerabilities on the tribal lands that straddle New York, Quebec, and Ontario are not new, but there is now increasing evidence linking the illicit tobacco network to terrorist funding, organized crime networks, and illegal movements of narcotics, weapons, and people. The “Smuggling on the U.S-Canada Border: Contraband, Crime, and Terror” half-day conference will bring together First Nations leaders, subject matter specialists, and government officials to conduct one of the first dialogues on bi-national contraband to be held in the United States.

Social Gains in the Balance: A Challenge for Fiscal Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean

February 25, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The Latin American Program, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion of the region's recent gains in reducing poverty and inequality.

Cancelled--Then and Now

March 03, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
To the inclement weather, this event has been cancelled. Join us for a presentation by former Kennan Institute scholar and Russian novelist, Vladimir Voinovich. Voinovich will discuss his time researching in the United States during the period of perestroika and events in Russia today from his unique perspective. A discussion period will follow his remarks. Attendees are invited to a reception immediately following the event.

The Transformation of American International Power in the 1970s

March 06, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Book Launch: Barbara Zanchetta analyzes the evolution of American-Soviet relations during the 1970s, from the rise of détente during the Nixon administration to the policy's crisis and fall during the final years of the Carter presidency. This study traces lines of continuity among the Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations and assesses its effects on the ongoing redefinition of America's international role in the post-Vietnam era.

Water, Conflict, and Peacebuilding in Development: Lessons for Practitioners (Toolkit Launch)

February 24, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
With almost 800 million people currently lacking access to clean water and two-thirds of the world’s population projected to face conditions of severe water stress by 2025, disputes over water are a growing global concern. But while dwindling water supplies sharpen focus on conflict, long-term peacebuilding opportunities are often overlooked.

Josefina Vázquez Mota: Book Presentation of The Dream that United the Border (El sueño que unió la frontera)

March 04, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Mexico Institute hosted a presentation of a book by Josefina Vázquez Mota, El sueño que unió la frontera: Mexicanos que triunfan en Estados Unidos (The Dream that United the Border: Mexicans who Triumph in United States).

Why European Union Human Rights Diplomacy Matters

February 26, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
The EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, will discuss the EU role and diplomacy for the advancement and promotion of human rights around the world. From Russia to China, Egypt, and Burma, and from freedom of expression and religion to the support for Human Rights Defenders, embattled NGOs and LGBTI persons, EU Human Rights diplomacy seeks to respond to the rising global challenges.

Book Launch: The History of Drug Trafficking in Mexico (La historia del narcotráfico en México)

February 26, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to the presentation of a new book by Guillermo Valdés Castellanos, The History of Drug Trafficking in Mexico (La historia del narcotráfico en Mexico). Mr. Valdés will present an inventory of the people involved in drug trafficking organizations and the mechanisms they have employed to build their networks.

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