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The Future of Food, Climate, and the Natural World: A Conversation With Jonathan Foley

October 22, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On Wednesday, October 22, the Managing Our Planet series will sit down with newly appointed Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences Executive Director, Jonathan Foley.

Strategic Rebalancing and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Assessing U.S. Security and Trade Policy Toward Asia Under Obama

October 30, 2014 // 9:00am — 4:30pm
Centerpieces of United States policy toward Asia—especially East and Southeast Asia—during the Obama presidency have included the “pivot” or “rebalancing” on the security side and seeking a massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement on the economic side. With midterm congressional elections looming and the Obama administration beset by foreign policy challenges from outside the East and Southeast Asian region, this full-day conference will assess the progress, problems and prospects of “rebalancing” and the TPP.

Are Crime and Violence Prevention Programs Working in Central America?

October 30, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Guest speakers discuss the effectiveness of U.S. funded citizen security programs in Central America.

Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Visits the Wilson Center

October 10, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:30pm
On October 10, 2014, Dr. Monde Muyangwa, director of the Africa Program at the Wilson Center welcomed H. E. Erastus J.O. Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union to the Woodrow Wilson Center.

The Rise of Global Anti-Semitism

October 22, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Seventy years after the Holocaust, anti-Semitism is once again being expressed publicly and violently. Classic anti-Semitic tropes are freely expressed; signs reading “Jews to the gas” and “Hitler should have finished the job,” are common; and Jews have been attacked and murdered. Two panelists will discuss this phenomenon, which is especially prevalent in Europe and the Middle East.

The Politics and Process of Keystone XL

October 07, 2014 // 1:00pm — 3:00pm
As the mid-term elections approach, one of the biggest questions this November will be about the future of the Keystone XL pipeline. On October 7, the Canada Institute convened a panel of experts to discuss the reasons for the KXL pipeline becoming the political football it is today, as well as what the proposed project means for the upcoming elections, the legal underpinnings of the approval process, and where the pipeline will go from here, both in Nebraska and in Washington, D.C.

The United States and Mexico: Partners in a Competitive Global Economy

October 14, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:00am
The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute hosted Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo who discussed a vision of North American economic integration and analyzed the impact of Mexico’s structural reforms.

Iranian Policy toward the Iraqi and Syrian Crises

October 21, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Tehran has had a longstanding alliance with Damascus over the past 35 years, and its relations with Baghdad have steadily improved since the ouster of Saddam Hussein in 2003. This has resulted in close ties between Iran and these two key Arab states. However, this has all been called into question since the eruption of the Syrian revolt in 2011, and moreover, the recent rise of ISIS and its challenge to the Iraqi state. Iran has become heavily involved in both conflicts since it has much at stake. Jubin Goodarzi provides an overview of the evolving situation and focus on Iran’s policies, perspectives, interests, and options in the ongoing Syrian and Iraqi crises.

Is there Hope for Central American Youth?

September 18, 2014 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
Six expert panelists weigh in on the difficult situation facing Central American youth and offer possible solutions for improving their opportunities for education and employment.

TPP and the Political Economy of U.S.-Japan Trade Negotiations

October 22, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Japan may no longer be the economic threat it once was, but tensions with the United States still prevail over trade, most notably in pushing forward with the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

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