6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Syria: What Lies Ahead

July 16, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
What if the Syrian opposition doesn't unite? Are the Alawites preparing for a separate state? Are the Kurds? What is the likely impact of a Sunni dominated Syrian government on the region? How much U.S. intervention is the right amount? Landis discusses these questions and the future of Syria.

A Private Sector Perspective on Brazil’s Energy and Infrastructure Challenge

July 10, 2012 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
On Tuesday, July 10, the Brazil Institute and the Brazil-US Business Council convene a conference on energy and infrastructure capacity

In Search of Arctic Energy

July 12, 2012 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
As traditional oil supplies dwindle across the globe, demand for Arctic energy will increase exponentially. In order to navigate the numerous Arctic challenges, energy companies must assess community impact, social issues, local benefits and concerns in addition to applying the latest technology to reduce the environmental risks to ensure the productive and responsible extraction of Arctic energy resources.

A Stronger Future: Policy Recommendations for U.S.-Mexico Relations

July 11, 2012 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center and the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands cordially invite you to the launching of a report that contains a set of fresh policy recommendations for the winners of the U.S. and Mexican 2012 presidential elections.

Book Launch: Little America--The War Within the War for Afghanistan

July 16, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:15pm
Former Public Policy Scholar Rajiv Chandrasekaran discusses his latest book, Little America--The War Within the War for Afghanistan.

Discussion with Prosecutor General Luis Eduardo Montealegre

July 12, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:15am
Prosecutor General Montealegre, a former justice and president of Colombia’s Constitutional Court, discussed a broad range of issues.

Mexico’s 2012 Election in Perspective: Review and Analysis of the July 1st Results

July 09, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
On July 1st Mexican citizens went to the polls to choose their next president, congress, mayor of Mexico City, and six governors. The victory of Enrique Peña Nieto and the Institutional Revolutionary Party was predicted by pollsters, but his margin of victory was less than expected. The Mexico Institute invited several experts to analyze the results.

The Beyond the Border Action Plan at Six Months

July 09, 2012 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
To strengthen the world’s largest trading relationship and enhance the security of Americans and Canadians alike, President Obama and Prime Minister Harper announced the Beyond the Border Action Plan on December 7, 2011. The Action Plan lays out clear goals designed to facilitate the $1 trillion in trade and investment that travels between the United States and Canada every year. In addition to trade promotion, the Action Plan aims to further integrate and enhance our joint ability to protect ourselves from the threats of terrorism, drug smuggling, gun running, human trafficking, and other criminal activity.

Malaysia: At the Center of It All

June 28, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
A discussion about one of Southeast Asia’s most strategic nations, featuring noted regional expert Marvin Ott.

The Start-Up Act 2.0 and American Innovation

June 28, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:30am
Senator Chris Coons is part of a bipartisan group of Senators that recently introduced the Startup Act 2.0 in the Senate. He will provide a keynote address on the Act followed by a panel discussion that will focus on key aspects of the Start-Up Act 2.0. There will be a special focus on the provisions designed to accelerate the commercialization of university research, the broadening of opportunities for temporary immigrants with post-graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for visas for permanent residency, and the proposal to assess the impact of regulations.

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