6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Women, Ecumenism, and Interracial Organizing

December 03, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Bettye Collier-Thomas explores the ways in which black and white ecumenical Protestant women grappled with issues of race and ethnicity in the early twentieth century and how in doing so they contributed to laying the groundwork for the modern civil rights movement.

Economic Statecraft: Developing Partnerships with the Private Sector

December 10, 2012 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
Distinguished panelists from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the U.S. Agency for International Development will highlight inter-agency cooperation in implementing Secretary Clinton's Economic Statecraft Agenda. Speakers will outline how their respective agencies are working with the private sector to expand trade and investment, advocate for U.S. business interests and promote a level playing field.

Brazil’s Challenging 2013 Outlook

November 20, 2012 // 9:30am — 12:00pm
On Tuesday November 20, the Brazil Institute convenes a panel to discuss recent political outcomes and the outlook for 2013.

Live Broadcast of NPR's Talk of the Nation

November 29, 2012 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
In this National Conversation event, NPR will be broadcasting live Talk of the Nation at the Wilson Center. Expert panelists David Ignatius and Robert Kagan will discuss the foreign policy opportunities and risks that President Obama faces in his second term; Graham Allison, Cheng Li, and Ashley Tellis will discuss lessons from the Cold War; and Wilson Center CEO Jane Harman will describe her vision of a world where there are as many women leaders as men.

So-Called Land Grabs in the Global South: Reality and Repercussions?

November 28, 2012 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
This event was a frank conversation regarding the positive and negative aspects of these deals on the macro and micro level in Sub-Saharan Africa, considering 70% of contemporary large-scale land acquisitions are based in this region.

Woodrow Wilson and Syngman Rhee

December 06, 2012 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Co-sponsored by the Syngman Rhee Institute at Yonsei University, "Woodrow Wilson and Syngman Rhee" seeks to address the Wilsonian legacy in Korea and marks the beginning of a partnership between the Wilson Center and the Syngman Rhee Institute which will result in the digitization and dissemination of the presidential papers of former South Korean president Syngman Rhee.

China as a Global Power: Contending Views from China

November 15, 2012 // 9:30am — 4:30pm
The Wilson Center and the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs’ Sigur Center for Asian Studies invite notable scholars, policy makers, and thought leaders to discuss China’s status as an emerging global power. Breakout panel sessions highlight Chinese views on national security and defense, economics, and U.S.-China relations.

“The African Union 2012 and Beyond”: The Vision of Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

November 29, 2012 // 5:00pm — 6:00pm
The event featured Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, African Union Commission Chairperson, as she discussed her leadership plans and goals for the African Union and its member states. Dr. Dlamini Zuma, former South African Foreign Minister and anti-apartheid activist, is the newly elected African Union Commission chairperson and is the first woman to ever fill this position.

In the People’s Interest: Openings for Pollution Public Interest Law Cases in China

November 27, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
China recently amended its civil procedure law to allow nongovernmental organizations to sue on behalf of the public interest. This provision could be transformative, and Chinese NGOs will have to learn quickly how to litigate public interest lawsuits. There has been only one public interest case brought by a grassroots NGO to look to and learn from so far: a pending case brought by two NGOs over illegal chromium pollution in Yunnan province. The speakers at this panel will discuss how and why public interest law has become a “hot” topic among the law, policy, and NGO communities. They will also analyze the implications of what we know about this case for future environmental public interest cases.

Competitors or Partners? U.S.-Mexico Trade Policy in an Era of Global Competition

November 20, 2012 // 1:30pm — 3:00pm
Timed with the launch of Beatriz Leycegui’s new book, Reflections on Mexico’s Trade Policy (2006-2012), speakers at this conference will consider how the U.S.-Mexico trade relationship fits into each country’s overall policies for trade and competitiveness, seeking to identify areas for further collaboration both within North America and globally.

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