6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Stuck: Rwandan Youth and the Struggle for Adulthood

February 28, 2012 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Spotlighting failed masculinity, urban desperation, and forceful governance, Marc Sommers tells the dramatic story of young Rwandans who are “stuck,” striving against near-impossible odds to become adults.

Behind the Deadlock: The U.S., the PRC, the U.K. and the Issue of the POWs during the Korean War

February 29, 2012 // 12:30pm — 1:30pm
Youzhen Xu, Wilson Center ECNU Scholar will give a presentation on the U.S., the PRC, the UK and the issue of Korean War POWs.

Webs of Conflict and Pathways to Peace in the Horn of Africa: A New Approach?

February 29, 2012 // 10:00am — 11:30am
The Horn of Africa is one of the world’s most conflicted regions, experiencing over 200 armed conflicts since 1990. In response to this on-going crisis, the Wilson Center’s Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity established a Horn of Africa Steering Committee in 2010 that focused on developing a set of recommendations for a regional US policy framework for the Horn.
U.S. Government Counterterrorism: A Guide to Who Does What

Book Discussion--U.S. Government Counterterrorism: A Guide to Who Does What

February 27, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Michael Kraft, former senior advisor, State Department Counterterrorism Office, and Edward Marks, former U.S. ambassador, Department of State discuss their new book, U.S. Government Counterterrorism: A Guide to Who Does What.

Shark Loves the Amazon

February 14, 2012 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Shark Loves the Amazon Film Screening, February 14, 2012, 6th Floor Flom Auditorium, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm, reception to follow

Jean Monnet and the Future of Europe

February 27, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Sherrill Wells discusses the impact Jean Monnet had on European and American politics after World War II.

DRC Country Consultation: A Private Discussion with Harriet Solloway, Head of the Rule of Law Section in MONUSCO

January 05, 2012 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
On January 5th, Harriet Solloway, Head of the Rule of Law Section for the Mission de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation en République Démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO), came to the Wilson Center. She lead a private discussion with representatives from the US government, private sector and the NGO community on post-electoral developments in the DRC.
Pedro Aspe

Mexico Economy Structurally Sound, in Spite of Modest Growth

February 08, 2012 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Mexico’s economy is on solid footing, with a mid-term outlook calling for modest growth outpacing modest inflation, former Mexico Finance Minister Pedro Aspe told an audience at The Wilson Center on Wednesday. Aspe cited renewed competitiveness in the Mexican manufacturing sector, especially in light industrial goods, and a projected decrease in the country’s labor surplus as reasons behind the optimism. He was speaking as part of the Wilson Center Mexico Institute’s Dialogos con México/Dialogues with Mexico speakers series.

Israel, Iran, and the Arabs: A Regional Perspective

February 22, 2012 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Four Middle East experts discussed the challenges facing the region in light of the events of the past year, focusing on current tensions between Israel and Iran and the shift in regional relationships.

Book Discussion: <i>The Politics of Inequality in Russia</i>

March 27, 2012 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
Income inequality in Russia bears striking similarities to inequality in the United States--both countries have seen a growing concentration of incomes among the very highest-earning groups and stagnant wages among lower- and middle-income strata. Poverty rates are also comparable. As in the United States, income inequality has become an issue of serious concern for policy makers. Unlike the United States, however, Russia has huge differences in living standards across its 83 regional territorial units. Taking advantage of the variation in levels of income, economic structure, political regime characteristics, and income distribution across the regions, "The Politics of Inequality in Russia" investigates the political and economic reasons for the rise in inequality.

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