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Indigenous Movements in the Andes: The Discourse of Revolution

May 20, 2013 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Ecuador and Bolivia have produced the two most powerful indigenous movements in Latin America and – along with Venezuela – two of the region’s three self-described “socialist revolutions” of the twenty-first century.
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Putin’s First Year in His Third Term: What Happened? What’s Next?

May 07, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Angela Stent and Fiona Hill examined how successful Putin has been in driving forward his agenda and what his priorities will be going forward.

U.S.-Pakistan Security Relations: From 9/11 to 2011, with an Eye on 2014

May 14, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:15pm
A timely discussion of the security partnership forged by two uneasy allies in the post-9/11 world.

American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama

May 06, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
American Tapestry illuminates the lives of the ordinary people in Mrs. Obama's family tree who fought for freedom in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars; who endured the agonies of slavery, the disappointment of Reconstruction, the displacement of the Great Migration, and the horrors of Jim Crow to build a better future for their children.

Crisis in the Eurozone: Challenges and Opportunities for the European South

May 16, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:00am
European integration is the result of a series of policy initiatives with strong voluntaristic features. By far the most important of those initiatives was the adoption of the euro as a common currency for the 17 countries-members of the euro zone. The European edifice was designed for normal conditions and not for crisis situations. The budgetary and financial crisis of the recent years led necessarily to the adoption of an extraordinary system of economic governance of the euro area with entirely intergovernmental- and not community- features. While the countries in crisis are predominantly in the European South, Evangelos Venizelos, President of PASOK, argues that the notion of the European South is a political and not a geographic concept.

The End of Political Europe?

May 14, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
The financial, monetary and economic crisis in Europe has now morphed into a political one, argues Anne-Marie Le Gloannec, former Wilson Center public policy scholar and director of research at Sciences-Po. Decisions taken in the past two decades have led to the construction of a dysfunctional decision-making system which lies at the - shaky - foundation of the current situation. Le Gloannec’s analysis focuses on the structural causes for the decay of the Euro as well as the political implications of the financial and economic crisis that envelops Europe.
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Russian Studies at American Universities in the Middle East: Beirut and Cairo

May 06, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Paul du Quenoy discussed the challenges, rewards, and new perspectives that flow from researching Russia at American academic institutions in the turbulent Middle East. Drawing on his experiences in Beirut and Cairo, he shared insights on teaching and pedagogy and describe his current research, which links the Middle East region to Imperial Russian diplomacy.

Sustainability in the Amazon

May 15, 2013 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
On Wednesday May 15th, the Wilson Center will host a two part seminar on innovative initiatives aimed at the Amazon’s sustainability.
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Getting to a Two State Solution: A Regional Perspective

May 15, 2013 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Twenty years after the signing of the Oslo Accords, Secretary of State John Kerry—the latest in a series of U.S. envoys—is embarked on a serious effort to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. How will recent elections in Israel and the resignation of Prime Minister Fayyad influence his prospects? What about the impact of the Iranian nuclear issue and the civil war in Syria? Join us for a discussion with four regional experts with long experience in government, diplomacy, and national security affairs.

POSTPONED: Director's Forum: "Peace at Last: Closing the Chapter of Instability in the Balkans"

May 08, 2013 // 12:30pm — 1:30pm
Please note this event has been postponed.

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