6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

“A Sort of Chautauqua”

October 23, 2014 // 4:00pm — 6:00pm
The Chautauqua is a traveling tent-show that originated in America during the 1800s. These traveling shows featured popular talks intended to edify and entertain, improve the mind and bring culture and enlightenment to the ears and thoughts of the hearer. It is a model that inspires Oleksandr Boichenko, a literary critic, publicist, essayist and translator from Chernivtsi, an emerging center for Ukrainian literature. Boichenko’s Chautauqua at the Wilson Center featured his writings and views on the impact of recent events, from the Maidan to the tenuous ceasefire, on Ukrainian culture.

World Population and Human Capital in the Twenty-first Century (Book Launch)

October 23, 2014 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
With UN demographers more certain than ever that global population will reach between 10 and 12 billion by the end of the century, the challenge of building a sustainable future seems daunting. But according to Wolfgang Lutz, founding director of the Vienna-based Wittgenstein Center for Demography and Global Human Capital, these projections miss one crucial variable: increasing levels of education.

The First Binational Forum on Migration and the Right to an Identity

November 12, 2014 // 11:30am — 2:30pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and the Be Foundation were pleased to host the First Binational Forum on Migration and the Right to an Identity: The Double Invisibility of Mexican Migrants in light of Potential U.S. Immigration Reform.

Mexico's Energy Reforms: Tracking Progress

November 14, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Mexican energy industry is set for transformation after President Enrique Peña Nieto signed into law the reform's secondary legislation in August. On Friday, November 14, 2014, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted an event at the Wilson Center featuring the first major policy address in the United States by two of the top Mexican officials leading this reform.

Brazil’s Presidential Election: An Early Assessment of the Outcome and its Political, Economic and Foreign Policy Implications

October 27, 2014 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Join the Brazil Institute as we discuss the results of the October 26 presidential runoff election and its implications for Brazil.

The OAS Leadership Transition

October 16, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Honorable Eduardo Stein Barillas will discuss the leadership transition of the Organization of American States.

Empowering Revolution: America, Poland, and the Moderates who Ended the Cold War

October 20, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Based on significant new international research, Domber reassesses the nature of Western influence on the end of the Cold War, highlighting where Soviet reforms created space for change in Eastern Europe and rejecting claims of any direct U.S. responsibility for the collapse of Communism.

Does Democracy Matter?

October 20, 2014 // 9:00am — 2:30pm
Taking stock of democracy promotion over the past 30 years, what are its strengths and weaknesses? If U.S. and European democracy promotion should be continued, how can it be better targeted and reformed to more effectively advance democratization in post-authoritarian societies? If such assistance programs deserve to be terminated, should there be alternative policies to support human rights and other aspects of pluralism?

Building Peace Over Water in the Lower Jordan Valley: A Sister Cities Coalition

October 17, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Water is a key ingredient for peace, especially in the Middle East. The Jordan River, which forms the border between Israel, the Palestinian West Bank, and Jordan, is central to the interrelated political and environmental challenges facing the region. Addressing these challenges requires not only high-level diplomacy but also direct, people-to-people engagement, which can form lasting relationships that go beyond water, said experts at the Wilson Center on October 17.

15th Annual Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture: Slovakia’s Road to Freedom and Democracy

November 14, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Pavol Demes will discuss Slovakia’s road to freedom and democracy

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