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Art from Agony: Vasily Grossman and the Holocaust in Life & Fate

June 03, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
The archival research of John and Carol Garrard has revealed Vasily Grossman's fictional projection to be based upon historical fact; they disclose what Grossman could not: the names and units of the perpetrators and collaborators.

The View from Israel: A Conversation with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

June 04, 2013 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Rarely has there been a time where so many parts of the Middle East seem to be moving all at once. Civil war in Syria, the impact of the Arab Spring, the impasse in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and the Iranian nuclear issue all offer up challenges without quick or easy solutions. In this Director's Forum, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will share his views on these and other regional issues.
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Egypt: Political Challenges for the Youth Movement

May 24, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Egypt’s young generation played an important role in the country’s revolution, and they continue to be a political force. Nabulsi, an activist and organizer in the revolution who was shot multiple times, will discuss the future of the youth movement in Egypt.

Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls and Migration in the Developing World

May 14, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project is pleased to present the launch of Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls and Migration in the Developing World.
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Enforcing Laws on Human Trafficking in Russia

May 13, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Lauren McCarthy examines the trafficking phenomenon in Russia, discussing both sex and labor trafficking, focusing primarily on the response of law enforcement agencies in the ten years since trafficking was criminalized in Russia.

Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t

May 17, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
The founding fathers expected Congress to be the most important branch of government and gave it the most power. When Congress is broken—as its justifiably dismal approval ratings suggest—so is our democracy. Here, Robert G. Kaiser, whose long and distinguished career at The Washington Post has made him as keen and knowledgeable an observer of Congress as we have, takes us behind the sound bites to expose the protocols, players, and politics of the House and Senate—revealing both the triumphs of the system and (more often) its fundamental flaws.

A Conversation on Woodrow Wilson's Policies

June 05, 2013 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
In honor of the centennial of President Woodrow Wilson's inauguration, the Wilson Center is convening two expert panel discussions on Wilson's domestic and foreign policies.

Serbia's Challenges on Its Path to EU Accession

May 29, 2013 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
Assistant Foreign Minister of Serbia Ljubica Vasic will discuss the challenges and opportunities that the Republic of Serbia faces on its path to European integration. Vasic will address key reforms that the country has introduced so far to advance its EU accession bid, and will explain why the European integration process is important for the overall development of the country. She will outline the steps that Serbia has taken to achieve one of its main foreign policy goals – EU membership.

Indigenous Movements in the Andes: The Discourse of Revolution

May 20, 2013 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Ecuador and Bolivia have produced the two most powerful indigenous movements in Latin America and – along with Venezuela – two of the region’s three self-described “socialist revolutions” of the twenty-first century.
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Putin’s First Year in His Third Term: What Happened? What’s Next?

May 07, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Angela Stent and Fiona Hill examined how successful Putin has been in driving forward his agenda and what his priorities will be going forward.

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