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The Working Group on the Western Balkans: Confronting Illegitimacy

June 27, 2011 // 10:00am — 3:00pm
The EU and the US agree that the long-term goal for the Western Balkans is European integration. For a variety of reasons, however, progress on this goal has stalled. This series aims at launching a discussion on the hurdles to enlargement in the Western Balkans, the tools available to various international actors in the region, and how these resources might best be applied to reach the goal of integration most efficiently. These meetings, therefore, address issues that are at the core of the making the Transatlantic relationship work.

The Lumumba Assassination and CIA Accountability

April 09, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Stephan Weissman discusses the controversy that has swirled over alleged U.S. Government responsibility for the assassination of the former Belgian Congo's democratically elected Prime Minister.

SAGE Business Plan: To Create an Independent Strategic Communication Organization for America

March 26, 2012 // 10:30am — 11:30am
During this panel discussion, former Under Secretary of State Paula Dobriansky, former Policy Director, U.S. Department of State Anne-Marie Slaughter, and former Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Goli Ameri will assess a business plan for an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization to inform, engage and influence foreign audiences.

Report Launch: Emerging Global Trends in Advanced Manufacturing

March 26, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
This report by Institute for Defense Analyses and done at the request of the National Intelligence Manager for Science and Technology in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, aims to identify emerging global trends in advanced manufacturing and to propose scenarios for advanced manufacturing 10 and 20 years in the future.

Reassessing Exploration: The West in the World

April 02, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
This seminar talk will review recent efforts to reassess the history of exploration.

Fighting Transnational Organized Crime

March 23, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
General Douglas Fraser discusses international efforts to tackle the complex challenge of organized crime and restore citizen security in Central and South America.

Environmental Film Festival: Transcending Boundaries

March 14, 2012 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The Environmental Film Festival comes to the Wilson Center to highlight the work of International Peace Park Expeditions. Join Saleem Ali, Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Vermont; Todd Walters, Founder, Executive Director, International Peace Park Expeditions and filmmaker Cory Wilson as they discuss Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and transboundary conservation in the Central Albertine Rift Valley.

The Gorilla in the Room: the 2012 Parliamentary Elections in Slovakia

March 21, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Early parliamentary elections were called in Slovakia following the collapse of the center-right government led by Iveta Radicova. Although the fall of the government was precipitated by disagreements in the coalition over the euro bailout, the campaign has been dominated by accusations of corruption and shady links between leading politicians and businessmen in the so-called "Gorilla file". Not only have the allegations in the Gorilla file provoked mass demonstrations across the country, but have led to the popularity of some of Slovakia's most prominent parties to slump and have fuelled support for new parties and groupings. Haughton’s presentation will seek to explain the results of the elections. It will argue that these elections are illustrative of broader trends and developments across Central and Eastern Europe, particularly the emergence of new parties and the increasing salience of corruption in political parties' appeals in the region.
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The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi

March 27, 2012 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
The launch of a timely new biography on Burma's iconic democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

A Conference on U.S.-Brazil Relations on the Eve of President Dilma Rousseff's First Visit to Washington, D.C.

March 12, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:30am
On March 12, the Brazil Institute will host a seminar to assess the state of U.S.-Brazil relations and preview President Dilma Rousseff's visit.