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Strengthening Regional Competitiveness: An Update on the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue

March 04, 2015 // 9:30am — 11:00am
The Mexico Institute hosted several U.S. government representatives to discuss the accomplishments of the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue and priorities in U.S.-Mexico economic cooperation for the coming year.

Film screening: "Cotton Road" for Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

March 18, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
From rural farms in South Carolina to factory cities in China, the cotton industrial process behind the United States’ rapacious consumption of cheap clothing spans the globe. Cotton Road uncovers the transnational movement of cotton and tells the stories of workers’ lives in a conventional cotton supply chain.

The Precarious State of Our Oceans

February 25, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
In the inaugural event in 2015, the Managing Our Planet series returns to discuss the state of our oceans.

The Changing Face and Changing Roles of the Foreign Service

February 25, 2015 // 10:30am — 11:45am
For more than two decades, the US Department of State, USAID and other foreign affairs agencies have worked to ensure that the Foreign Service looks more like America. Success in that effort could contribute immeasurably to the United States’ global leadership on a range of issues including gender equality, democracy and minority rights. A panel of experts will question if the Foreign Service has been successful in these efforts and explore how it must continue to evolve in a rapidly changing world.

High Stakes: How This Year’s Climate Negotiations Will Impact National Security

February 12, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Experts expect the upcoming UN climate change summit will be the best chance to achieve a binding, universal agreement to limit carbon emissions. But the conference is not getting the attention it deserves from policymakers and the public, given the stakes, said Nick Mabey, founding director and chief executive of the UK-based environmental NGO E3G at the Wilson Center on February 12.

The U.S. Rebalance to Asia: The Political and Economic Roles of TPP In the Region

February 27, 2015 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
As heated negotiations to conclude the world's most ambitious trade deal continue, there is debate too about what exactly TPP will mean for broader economic stability and relations among Asian nations. Could TPP deepen regional cohesion among Asian nations and enhance political as well as economic stability in the region? Will TPP impact U.S. relations with TPP member countries and non-members, and if so, how?

Ukrainian Democracy After the Maidan: Threats and Opportunities

February 12, 2015 // 1:00pm — 5:00pm
The Global Europe Program is pleased to host the 10th Annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Workshop on Ukrainian Democracy After the Maidan featuring keynote remarks the 2014 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, Mustafa Nayyem, a journalist, democracy activist and Parliamentarian in Ukraine. Opening remarks will be provided by Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland.

Nigeria in Focus: A Preview of the 2015 Elections

February 11, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
On Wednesday, February 11th, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted an off-the-record panel discussion examining the up-to-the-minute issues in Nigeria’s presidential contest.

The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security

February 23, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
For four decades Brent Scowcroft has exerted a quiet, continued, and sometimes great influence over the conduct of US national security policy. Drawing on his new biography, The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security, Bartholomew Sparrow discusses how Scowcroft rose to become national security advisor under presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush.

Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities: Securing America's Most Important Assets

February 10, 2015 // 12:45pm — 1:45pm
In this Director's Forum, Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism will deliver a keynote speech about the evolving cyber threat and the Obama Administration's comprehensive strategy to address it. From the President's proposed investments across the federal government to developing enduring relationships with the private sector focused on shared threats, Ms. Monaco will preview plans for preventing the most pernicious state and non-state digital intrusions and Administration efforts to provide early warning about cyber attacks.

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