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The Second Arab Awakening: Revolution, Democracy and the Islamist Challenge from Tunis to Damascus

April 17, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
When, in early 2011, people poured onto the streets of Arab cities to demand freedom, it was not for the first time. An earlier spate of revolutions swept the Arab world in the 1950s and 1960s. Those revolutions that had promised so much bequeathed the recent crop of Arab despots. Dawisha puts the recent Arab awakening into historical context, then traces the progress and fates so far of revolutions from Tunis to Damascus, examining the overthrow of tyrants in some cases and the more brutal repression in others.

Cooperation in South America for the Promotion and Protection of Patents and Trademarks - the PROSUR Initiative

April 03, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On Wednesday April 3, the Wilson Center convenes a panel to discuss intellectual property rights through the Prosur initiative.

Environmental Film Festival: 'Vision: The PORTSfuture Projects'

March 22, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The third film being hosted by the Wilson Center as part of this year's Environmental Film Festival is 'Vision: The PORTSfuture Projects,' on the decontamination and rehabilitation of one of the United States' first uranium enrichment facilities.

The Third Side of the Cold War: Movement of the Non-aligned States, Yugoslavia and the World

April 03, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Drawing on the private document collections of two former Yugoslav ministers of foreign affairs, Tvrtko Jakovina renders an account of Tito's last years in office and the role Yugoslavia played as the leader of the Movement of the Non-aligned Countries from 1960s until 1990s.

The Way the Wind Actually Blew: Weatherman Underground Terrorism and the Counterculture, 1969-1971

April 01, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
The most famous terrorist group in modern American history was the Weatherman Underground, later called the Weather Underground Organization. An outgrowth of Students for a Democratic Society, Weather was active in 1969 through the 1970s. Arthur Eckstein will argue that this is misleading and that the true history of Weather is much grimmer and more ambiguous.
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The Future of Investigative Journalism in Russia

April 12, 2013 // 8:30am — 11:00am
Russian journalism faces many challenges in the current political environment in Russia. The central government controls all of the major television stations, while censorship over other media has expanded in the aftermath of the 2012 elections in Russia. Despite these trends, independent journalism is still alive in Russia, particularly in a handful of newspapers and some radio stations of limited reach. Five ground-breaking Russian journalists discussed their experiences as well as the future of investigative journalism in Russia.
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Connecting the Caucasus with the World: Railways & Pipelines

April 02, 2013 // 9:00am — 2:00pm
This conference addressed the economic and geopolitical implications of increased connectivity and cooperation resulting from large infrastructure projects in the Caucasus region. Speakers included representatives from the Embassies of Azerbaijan and Georgia, as well as industry, think tank and U.S. government experts. Cosponsored by the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security. Video from the event is now available.

Cornell Club of Washington DC hosts "The World Financial Crisis: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?"

March 19, 2013 // 6:00pm — 9:00pm
A panel discussion sponsored by the Cornell Club of Washington, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Inaugural Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture

April 18, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
The Wilson Center has established a new annual lecture series on U.S.-East Asia relations, named after noted diplomatic historian and Wilson Center Senior Scholar Nancy Bernkopf Tucker. The inaugural Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Ambassador Winston Lord at 4:00 pm on April 18, 2013. Details below.

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