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Adaptable Autocrats: Regime Power in Egypt and Syria

October 22, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Why did the uprisings in Egypt and Syria turn out so differently? In his recent book, Adaptable Autocrats, Joshua Stacher argues the different outcomes are a product of how executive power flowed before the protests began.

Book Discussion: "Is There A Place for Uzbeks in The Kyrgyz Republic?: Lessons from 'Under Solomon's Throne: Uzbek Visions of Societal Renewal in Osh'"

October 04, 2012 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
Spotlight on Central Eurasia Series // Ethnic Uzbeks in the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan) attempted to create a place for themselves in the Kyrgyz-dominated nation-state since its independence in 1991. For a while, there were reasons to be optimistic about this minority community. Even though they felt ethnic discrimination, local Uzbek leaders labored through the 1990s and 2000s to build institutions that serve the Uzbek communities within the framework of their Kyrgyzstani citizenship. That model of ethnic community-building now lies in tatters after the massive conflict between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks in June 2010. What now for Uzbeks in the Kyrgyz Republic? As part of the Kennan Institute's Spotlight on Central Eurasia Speaker Series, Morgan Y. Liu will evaluate their prospects in light of sixteen years of detailed ethnographic work among Osh Uzbeks.

“MadCap May: Mistress of Myth, Men and Hope”

September 19, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm

The Future of American Coasts

October 15, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
America began as a coastal country, and, after a century of identifying with its heartland, is now returning to the sea demographically, economically, and culturally. Today, more of us live on coasts, but few know how to live with them in a sustainable manner. Coastal futures depend on the recovery of the oldest form of intelligent human life, homo littoralis. In this talk John Gillis will explore the ways humans have shaped shores and how shores have shaped humanity.
Hasina Safi

Journey to Leadership: A Conversation with Afghan Women Changemakers

October 05, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center and Amnesty International USA are pleased to invite you to a conversation with two remarkable Afghan women change-makers who will discuss the many challenges—and opportunities—facing women in Afghanistan today.

Relations with China from the Perspectives of Brazil and U.S. Global Businesses

October 12, 2012 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
On Friday October, 12, join the Wilson Center for a half-day conference on China's on going partnership with Brazil, Canada, and the United States.

Strategic Asia: China’s Military Challenge

October 03, 2012 // 8:30am — 12:00pm
How China is investing in its military capabilities to match its economic might, and what that could mean for the stability of the region are the latest subjects examined by the National Bureau of Asian Research’s annual report, Strategic Asia 2012-13: China’s Military Challenge. The even was hosted by the Wilson Center's Asia Program and co-sponsored by the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States.

Director's Forum--Yemen’s Transition: The Way Forward

September 28, 2012 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
His Excellency Abd Rabbo Mansur al-Hadi, president of the Republic of Yemen, will join the Wilson Center's Jane Harman and the Atlantic Council's Frederick Kempe to discuss progress and challenges in Yemen and the role of the international community.

The Missing Link: How Can the Pakistani Diaspora Improve U.S.-Pakistan Ties?

October 02, 2012 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
A briefing on how the Pakistani diaspora can help enhance ties between Pakistanis and Americans.

Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics

October 01, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Steven Ross challenges the commonly held belief that Hollywood has always been a bastion of liberalism. The real story, he argues, is far more complicated. First, Hollywood has a longer history of conservatism than liberalism. Second, and most surprising, while the Hollywood Left was usually more vocal and visible, the Right had a greater impact on American political life, capturing a senate seat (Murphy), a governorship (Schwarzenegger), and the ultimate achievement, the Presidency (Reagan).

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