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Women as Agents of Change: Traditional Practices and Community-Based Social Change in Ethiopia

June 20, 2013 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Dr. Bogaletch Gebre is the recipient of this year's King Badouin African Development Prize. She is a passionate women’s rights activist from Ethiopia and has been recognized for her efforts to transform the lives of women through innovation and altering traditional conceptions of a woman’s role in shaping her political, economic, and social destiny.

Driving the African Century: Youth, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

June 25, 2013 // 1:15pm — 5:40pm
On June 25, panels will be convened to discuss Africa's growth potential in the 21st century, covering topics including "Africa's Possibilities in 2023," "Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship in Africa," and "Impact Investing, Social Enterprises, & Innovators in Africa."

Brazilian Private Sector’s Perspective on How to Improve Competitiveness

June 06, 2013 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
On Thursday June 6, a panel convenes to discuss the state of Brazil's competitiveness.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: New Rules for a New Era

June 19, 2013 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
On June 19, 2013, Robert Zoellick, former president of the World Bank, former U.S. Trade Representative, and former Deputy Secretary of State gave a global perspective of what the Trans-Pacific Partnership could mean for future trade negotiations followed by a distinguished group of panelists who spoke on the important aspects of a future trade model and how the Trans-Pacific Partnership fits into other regional trade agreements.

Harmony in the Forest: Improving Habitats for Species and People in East Asia

May 30, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
How can NGOs and civil society promote environmental protection and improve people’s health and livelihoods in remote tropical forests? Two NGOs with innovative programs in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea spoke at the Wilson Center on May 30 about their efforts to simultaneously tackle these issues and highlight their intricate relationship.

Latin America’s Global Insertion

May 29, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Countries in Latin America are revising their patterns of international insertion and new patterns of economic and political integration are emerging.
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Illuminating the Kazakh Nomadic Culture: American Travelers (1870-1920)

May 28, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Kazakhstan is rich in natural resources and ancient, unique cultures that have long attracted attention of Western travelers. Early American travelers made significant contributions in preserving Kazakhstan’s history as witnesses to its nomadic culture and through their photographs, drawings, and diaries. Saule Satayeva includes Kennan Institute namesake George Kennan who, together with American painter George Frost, wrote evocative essays and created numerous drawings and photographs.

Generation Next: Emerging Civic Leaders in Russia Today

June 26, 2013 // 8:30am — 12:30pm
This half-day conference brought a cross-section of young Russian civic and social leaders to Washington, DC and gave them the opportunity to articulate how young people participate in the public dialogue in Russia today.

Stranger Visions: The DNA You Leave Behind

June 03, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an information artist who is interested in exploring art as research and public inquiry. In her recent project "Stranger Visions" she creates literal figurative portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material collected in public places.

A Conversation with Congressman Henrique Eduardo Alves, Speaker of Brazil's House of Representatives

May 22, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
On Wednesday, May 22nd, the Brazil Institute welcomes the President of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, Congressman Henrique Eduardo Alves.

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