6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Asia in the World: Economic, Political, Military, and Social Challenges

May 27, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
A book launch event for the new edition of International Relations of Asia, edited by David Shambaugh and Michael Yahuda.

Bankrupt: Detroit and the Future of Urban America

May 12, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Detroit is the largest American municipality to have declared bankruptcy. Leading urban historian Thomas Sugrue examines the roots of the city's fiscal crisis, its implications for urban finance, pensions, and the future of American cities, and examines the opportunities and obstacles that Detroit faces in its efforts to restructure its local government, redevelop its downtown and neighborhoods, and reorganize its troubled economy.

A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan's Bitter and Incomplete Divorce

May 20, 2014 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
Benefiting from unsurpassed access to the politicians, rebels, thinkers and events that are shaping the Sudans, author James Copnall draws a compelling portrait of two misunderstood countries. He will discuss his new book "A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts" where he argues that Sudan and South Sudan remain deeply interdependent, despite their separation.
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The Rob Ford Phenomenon: What’s going on in Toronto?

May 16, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Canadians and Americans look at the Rob Ford saga with a mix of amusement, curiosity, and horror. How did Ford become mayor of a sophisticated and progressive city like Toronto in the first place? And why does he continue to keep the support of a significant portion of the voting public?

The Democratic Alternative from the South: India, Brazil, and South Africa

May 20, 2014 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
The Brazil Institute, the Africa Program, and the Asia Program will be convene a panel of experts on May 20th to discuss case studies of successful democratic transitions in the global South.

Where Is the Blue Carbon Going?

May 21, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On May 21, a panel of leading experts discussed the importance of blue carbon and the ramifications of its release.

Researching the Middle East

June 10, 2014 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
This panel will discuss the challenges of researching and writing on recent Middle East history.

Ukraine Between East and West

May 15, 2014 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
In a conversation with Wilson Center President Jane Harman, Ambassador Lamberto Zannier, Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) will present the OSCE’s priorities for restoring stability in Ukraine and discuss the impact of the crisis on European and Euro-Atlantic security.

Invitation Only: Knowledge Transfer, WMD Proliferation, and Policy Implications

May 07, 2014 // 9:15am — 5:15pm
Workshop on Knowledge Transfer, WMD Proliferation and Policy Implications

The Fulbright Effect: How do we shape the future of public diplomacy and global education?

May 08, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
This panel discussion on the future of public diplomacy and global education is co-sponsored with the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board.

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