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China's Foreign Policy in a New Era of Sino-Latin American Relations

March 24, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The Wilson Center’s Latin American Program, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, and China Environment Forum, in collaboration with the Institute of the Americas, are pleased to invite you to a seminar exploring China’s evolving political engagement with Latin America.

Canadian Hydropower and the Clean Power Plan

April 29, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:30am
This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to unveil its final rule for existing power plants as part of the Clean Power Plan. Hydropower, a zero-emission, dispatchable, base-load power source makes up more than half of renewable electricity generation in the United States. Canada supplies the United States with approximately 32 TWh of hydropower with room for significant additional expansion. Linked to the U.S. electricity grid through dozens of connections, Canadian hydropower exports have the potential to play an important role as states seek to reduce power sector emissions to comply with the Clean Power Plan.

Is the American Century Over?

April 21, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Join us for a conversation with the author of Is the American Century Over?, Joseph S. Nye, as he argues that America's superpower status may be tempered, but is definitely not over.

Emergent Africa: The Role of African Multilateral Institutions in Trade and Investment, Development, and Poverty Reduction

April 16, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
On April 16, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, for a special session on trade, investment, and sustainable development. Dr. Kaberuka shared his reflections on Africa’s accomplishments, current challenges, and opportunities for the future regarding trade, investment, and development throughout the continent.

The Estonia Model: Why a Free and Secure Internet Matters

April 21, 2015 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
In this Director's Forum, His Excellency Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia, will discuss the state of cybersecurity, privacy, and the digital economy.

The African Union & the United States: Forging Trade and Investment Partnerships for Agenda 2063

April 14, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:00am
On April 14, the Wilson Center Africa Program held a half-day event on trade and investment partnerships between the African Union and the United States, featuring H.E. Dr. Nkozasana Dlamini-Zuma, African Union Commission Chairperson.

Re-Engaging the United States in Asia: TPP, AIIB, and Competing Frameworks in the Region

April 24, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:00am
From the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, new economic relations and partnerships are being established across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. How the United States could utilize existing frameworks, or suggest alternatives, to sustain and expand regional ties remains unclear.

Luther’s Fortress: Martin Luther and His Reformation Under Siege

May 04, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Woodrow Wilson Center Senior Scholar and Historian James Reston, Jr's newest book "Luther's Fortress: Martin Luther and His Reformation Under Siege" describes a crucial but little-known episode in Martin Luther’s life and reveals its pivotal role in the history of Christianity. Drawing on Luther’s correspondence, notes, and other writings, Reston presents an earthy, gripping portrait of the Reformation’s architect during his time in excommunication.

Southern European Energy Corridor: Status, Prospects and Geopolitics

April 14, 2015 // 2:30pm — 4:30pm
New pipelines are carrying natural gas and oil from the Caspian and Russia to Turkey and beyond to Europe. In this southern European landscape, pipeline proposals like Nabucco and South Stream have given way to more focused initiatives, including the Southern Corridor Pipeline and a newly proposed “Turkish Stream” to parallel the Blue Stream pipeline from Russia across the Black Sea to Turkey. At stake is the energy security of Central and Eastern Europe, which historically have depended almost entirely on Russia for their energy supplies.

Security Policy in Sinai: Common Interests or a Collective Failure?

April 08, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Ismail Alexandrani discussed the Egyptian army’s security policy in the Sinai Peninsula. He presented the view from the ground based on field investigations and sociological research.

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