6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
February 07, 2014 // 1:30pm — 3:00pm
U.S. dependence on imported oil and gas has long been a source of controversy, as an economic, political and security issue. Yet now, with the widespread use of new technology allowing dramatic new sources of energy, things are changing. According to some experts, American energy independence is close, turning the tables on traditional suppliers. Is America about to free itself from dependence on foreign oil – or are there hidden risks in this new wealth?
January 30, 2014 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
A review of 2013 and looking forward to the 2014 elections in Latin America.
February 03, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
The history of relations between the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the Soviet Union and other Socialist states during the Vietnam War is usually told as a story of solidarity and “proletarian internationalism.” But there was another side: while the North Vietnamese celebrated “friendly relations” with Moscow and East Berlin and happily accepted aid provided by the Soviet bloc, they were deeply distrustful of Moscow’s policy of “peaceful co-existence” and the influence of “revisionist culture.”
January 30, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:00am
The speakers will discuss the situation on the ground in Egypt.
February 03, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Following a year of international diplomatic victories for President Putin, the Sochi Olympic Games will be a chance for the Kremlin to showcase Russia’s resurgence. By the same token, Sochi will test the Russian leadership’s ability to deliver on its promises about economic development and infrastructure building, coordination with local government and civic leaders in the North Caucasus, and calm and control around the event itself, despite likely protests from many groups and close international scrutiny.
January 24, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Which environmental issues will dominate headlines this year? A panel of veteran journalists will offer their thoughts on what will be the biggest environment and energy stories in the U.S. and around the world at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Friday, January 24th, from 3-5 p.m.
January 28, 2014 // 5:30pm — 7:00pm
A discussion with Director of Latinobarómetro, Marta Lagos, about the 2013 report.
January 29, 2014 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
On January 29th, the Brazil Institute and the World Bank will host Minister Tereza Campello and 10 years of the Bolsa Familia conditional cash-transfer program.
January 29, 2014 // 1:00pm — 3:00pm
Please join the Canada Institute, the Kennan Institute, and the European Studies Program for the publication launch of "In Search of Arctic Energy." This event will discuss the findings of the new paper and delve into the implications that Arctic energy exploration will have for the region and the globe's energy economy.
February 19, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The panel discussion will delves into the ambitious question of how China can entirely phase out coal from the country’s electricity mix.