6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Transforming Justice in Mexico: Discussion with Mexico's Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam

September 10, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:00am
During a vital time in the U.S.-Mexico bilateral security relationship, the Mexico Institute is pleased to present an event examining justice in Mexico. Jesús Murillo Karam has served as the Attorney General of Mexico under President Enrique Peña Nieto since December 2012.

Why Communism Did Not Collapse: Understanding Authoritarian Regime Resilience in Asia and Europe

October 03, 2013 // 2:30pm — 4:00pm
Martin K. Dimitrov, Associate Professor of Political Science at Tulane University, will speak on the puzzling durability of communist autocracies in Eastern Europe and Asia, the the longest-lasting type of non-democratic regime to emerge after World War I.

China's Rise to Global Economic Power: What Does it Mean for the United States?

August 27, 2013 // 2:30pm — 4:00pm
The Chinese economy’s ability to emerge from the global financial crisis seemingly unscathed while the United States slowly climbs out of recession bolsters a widespread image of a strong People’s Republic of China (PRC) rising against the backdrop of a declining United States of America. Is China's rise to economic power inevitable? Former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce, Frank Lavin argues that China's continued growth in power and affluence will bring challenges but not a new Cold War. Check out Ambassador Lavin's remarks here!

China's Maritime Strategy in the East China Sea

September 24, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:30am
In the wake of ongoing disputes over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands China has brushed aside calls from Japan to hold a leaders’ summit as “grandstanding,” while Japan’s finance minister is prompting Tokyo to make clear its intention to use the navy to defend the islands. What are China’s objectives and overall strategy in the East China Sea? To what extent will Chinese actions contribute to escalation and what are the prospects of conflict breaking out in the region?

How Many Light Bulbs Does it Take to Change China? — China’s Strategies for Lowering Energy’s Environmental Footprint

October 03, 2013 // 11:50am — 2:00pm
Three speakers will go well beyond light bulbs in discussing China’s sweeping, comprehensive and aggressive measures to improve air quality by capping coal consumption and better regulating pollution emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Consolidating a Culture of Peace in Africa: A Contribution to International Peace and Security

September 20, 2013 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
The Honorable Blaise Compaoré, President of Burkina Faso, will give an in-depth look at the current security situation on the continent and will discuss the future challenges to peace in West Africa.

Roundtable Discussion on the Southern Gas Corridor

September 09, 2013 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
This summer, the European Union's alternative source of natural gas was finally decided: the Shah Deniz energy consortium in Azerbaijan chose the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) over the much-discussed Nabucco project, to bring 10-20 billion cubic meters of gas a year through Greece and Albania to Italy. Now the question remains: what next for the Southern Energy Corridor? Was TAP the right choice? Will Nabucco's original route to Central Europe be realized? How will Russia respond?

Africa as the Last Frontier: Why It Matters in the Global Economy

August 15, 2013 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Kinglsey Moghalu, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, will be speaking at the Wilson Center on the subject of his new book, Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s ‘Last Frontier’ Can Prosper and Matter.

Social Media in Emergency Management

October 04, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Please join us on October 4th, as we talk to the authors of two recently released reports that explore the use of social media and related technologies by emergency managers for disaster planning, response, and recovery in the United States and beyond.

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