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Thirteen Days and More: A Soviet Perspective on the Cuban Missile Crisis

September 24, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Fifty years ago, the world spent thirteen days transfixed as the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. engaged in a contest of wills over placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba. Svetlana Savranskaya will discuss behind-the-scenes maneuvers by Soviet second-in-command Anastas Mikoyan, revealing that the crisis lasted into November and involved plans by the U.S.S.R. to leave tactical nuclear weapons in Cuba, foiled not by U.S. resolve, but by Fidel Castro’s own actions.

Update Venezuela: The October 7, 2012, Presidential Elections

September 28, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:30am
Before the Venezuelan Presidential election on October 7, 2012 the Wilson Center hosted a discussion on the electoral context, the issues that are shaping voters’ choices, as well as the broader significance for Venezuela’s future.

The 2015 NPT Review Conference: Challenges and Opportunities

September 28, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
With Susan F. Burk, Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, Department of State. Co-sponsored by International Security Studies at the Wilson Center and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The Legal and Media Worlds Look at the Supreme Court 2012 Term

September 20, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Panelists will discuss the upcoming Supreme Court term and how the modern media covers our nation’s highest court.

Reviewing the U.S.-Mexico Security Relationship

September 17, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Secretary Napolitano has served as Secretary of Homeland Security under President Barack Obama since 2008 and was previously Governor of Arizona. Alejandro Poiré is Mexico’s Secretary of the Interior. He served previously as National Security Advisor, Director of the National Intelligence Center, and Professor at Harvard University.

Webcast Day 1: Connecting Grassroots to Government for Disaster Management: A Policy Roundtable

September 13, 2012 // 8:00am — 5:30pm
On behalf of the Commons Lab of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (The Wilson Center), the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation, the International Association for Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ESRI, TechChange, NetHope, and Project EPIC, we are honored to invite you to participate in a LIVE WEBCAST of the policy roundtable “Connecting Grassroots to Government for Disaster Management."

Leading the Second Century of Flight

September 18, 2012 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Since the Wright brothers’ first flight, America’s leadership in aerospace has grown our economy and ensured our security. Today, our leadership is threatened by budget constraints at home and heavy investment by other nations abroad. In this National Aerospace Week address, Jim Albaugh will highlight what’s at stake and what steps the U.S. must take to lead the second century of flight. Jim Albaugh is an executive vice president of The Boeing Company. A 37-year Boeing veteran, Albaugh has led the company’s commercial, defense, space and security businesses.

Pulling Pakistan out of Economic Crisis

September 24, 2012 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
This event marks the release of a new study on Pakistan's economy.

Weighing the Benefits and Costs of Military Action Against Iran

September 13, 2012 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
Former senior national security officials, military officers, and experts with decades of Middle East experience will convene to present the Iran Project’s Report, a balanced, fact-based analysis on the benefits and costs of military action against Iran. Moving the debate past politics and unexamined assumptions about the ability of military action to achieve U.S. objectives, they offer in this report a foundation for clear thinking about the potential use of force against Iran.

The Risk of War: Everyday Sociality in the Republic of Macedonia

October 18, 2012 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Vasiliki Neofotistos discusses her recently released book, "The Risk of War: Everyday Sociality in the Republic of Macedonia," focusing on the ways middle- and working-class Albanian and Macedonian noncombatants in Macedonia's capital city, Skopje, responded to disruptive and threatening changes in social structure during the 2001 armed conflict.

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