6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

The Danger of the Single Story: African Americans' Anticolonialism in the Early Cold War

March 09, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
After the onset of the Cold War, fierce anticolonialism emanated solely out of the black left, which paid dearly for opposing U.S. imperial policy. Meanwhile African American liberals, such as the NAACP, turned their backs on Asians and Africans determined to be free, colluded with the Truman administration’s support of European empires, and received, in return a few pieces of civil rights tokens. Carol Anderson will speak about her latest book, "Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960."

Russian-Iranian Relations in the Shadow of Ukraine

March 23, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
The ongoing attempt to improve Iranian-Western relations is occurring at a time when Russian-Western ties have sharply deteriorated over Ukraine. Moscow has increased its efforts to improve its ties to Tehran. But while Moscow and Tehran share some common interests, they remain at odds over others.

Panel Discussion of "Under the Dome"

March 12, 2015 // 2:40pm — 4:00pm
Under the Dome is a powerful and personal documentary on China’s air pollution by former CCTV reporter Chai Jing. Premiering on China’s Internet on the eve of nationwide political meetings, Under the Dome exceeded 200 million views in under a week and sparked a historic social media discussion. The film was initially lauded by China’s media and new Environmental Minister, but has since been removed from Chinese video sites such as Youku and Tencent. Watch the discussion or read the summary here!

Contested Memories and Reconciliation Challenges: Japan and the Asia Pacific on the 70th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War

March 18, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Seventy years after the end of World War II, unfinished postwar reconciliation continue to haunt relations between Asian nations. Japan finds itself at the heart of the regional politics, and its reflections, attitude and remarks toward this part of history still arouse a strong public sentiment particularly in China and Korea. Read the summary and policy recommendations here!

To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party

March 02, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
How did the Republican Party—the progressive party of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight D. Eisenhower—become the reactionary party of today? Over the one hundred and sixty years of their history, Republicans have swung repeatedly from championing the middle class to protecting the rich. Their story reveals the tensions inherent in America’s peculiar brand of government: how can a democracy promote individual economic opportunity at the same time it protects property?

Resilience for Peace: A New Agenda

March 02, 2015 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
“When we talk about the developing world, the idea of resilience and the idea of the ability to either withstand or recover from shocks often has to do with the way people are able to manage their natural assets,” said Cynthia Brady, senior conflict adviser at USAID’s Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, at the Wilson Center on March 2.

The Philippines, Vietnam, and Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea

June 03, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
As Beijing continues to trumpet its “New Type of Great Power Relationship” with the United States, and the United States attempts to buttress its “Rebalance to Asia”, Asia-Pacific nations keep a close eye on relations between the two giants. Watch the webcast or read the policy brief here.

Creating Kosovo: International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions

March 11, 2015 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
Dr. Skendaj will discuss his book, Creating Kosovo: International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions, which highlights efforts to build the police force, the central government, courts, and a customs service.

The Creator's Code

March 25, 2015 // 11:30am — 12:30pm
Join us for a conversation with author of THE CREATOR’S CODE Amy Wilkinson and The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons for a discussion about how to turn ideas into enduring enterprises, who creates jobs in America, and why entrepreneurship is for everyone.

Reshaping the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Journeys for the 21st Century

February 26, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Wilson Center hosted a panel to examine practical suggestions for reform of the current system of resolving international investment treaty disputes.

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