6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Iraqi Women Leaders in Engineering and Applied Sciences

April 26, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Iraqi women leaders shared their experiences as engineers and scientists, working and teaching in Iraq, with stabilizing, rebuilding, and providing for the long-term development of their country.

Fostering the Next Generation: Evolving Models of Women’s Leadership in the Middle East

April 18, 2012 // 9:30am — 11:00am
The Middle East Program, ExxonMobil, and the Centre for Development and Population Activities will host a conference on women's leadership in the Middle East.

The United States and Burma in the Cold War, 1948–1965

May 07, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Kenton Clymer discusses United States foreign policy on stopping communist expansion in Southeast Asia after 1949.

A Protean Hatred: Anti-Zionism in Germany, 1933–1989

April 23, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
This seminar discussion will draw on published and archival sources to shed light on the history of the global anti-Zionist campaign of the 1970s challenged by Ambassador Daniel Patrick Moynihan at the United Nations.

Youth in War and Post-War Africa: Priorities and Policies

April 17, 2012 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
In war and post-war Africa, youth populations are colossal and most governments are weak. Most international observers do not realize that African youth are faced with a daunting irony: that while they are demographically dominant, many if not most of them feel like and act as if they are members of an outcast minority.

Is Brazil's New Industrial Policy Working?

March 29, 2012 // 10:30am — 12:30pm
On Thursday, March 29, the Brazil Institute and the Brazil-US Business Council host a discussion with Mauro Borges Lemos on the Greater Brazil Plan.

Supporting Local Leaders Working for Peace and Democracy in a Conflicted World: The Living Legacy of Raymond Shonholtz and Howard Wolpe

April 10, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The recent passing of Howard Wolpe and Raymond Shonholtz was a great loss for the democracy and peacebuilding communities. Both men leave behind enduring legacies from inspiring lives spent pursuing social change both at home and abroad. This forum will serve as an opportunity to reflect on the impact of their work and implications for the future of the democracy and peacebuilding fields through a discussion with colleagues who knew them well.

Book Launch: "Living Illegal, The Human Face of Unauthorized Immigration"

April 06, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Spotlighting Latino migrants in the South, Living “Illegal” humanizes an issue too frequently distorted by media oversimplification. Both journalistic narrative and policy white paper, the book suggests constructive ways to transcend the legal-vs.-illegal shouting match.

Energy Politics in Central Eurasia

March 28, 2012 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
Spotlight on Central Eurasia Series // Stacy Closson argues that Central Asia is an energy and water rich region that, if cooperative, could cover their annual shortages of electricity, which range roughly around 25%, as well as decrease costs of energy, and protect the environment. Instead, the leaders have engaged in hostile practices that not only cause problems across borders and waste foreign investment and assistance, but also limit their developmental possibilities. Gregory Gleason notes that inherently non-transparent and centralized fixed energy infrastructures such as oil and gas pipelines and electric grids obscure financial transactions and are susceptible to political manipulation. Gleason, in his analysis of "power politics," explains why he sees the rapid pace of technology-driven market volatility in Eurasian markets as swiftly shifting Central Asian trends.

A Reception Tribute in Honor of Obiageli Ezekwesili, Vice President of the Africa Program, World Bank

March 28, 2012 // 6:30pm — 8:00pm
On Wednesday, March 28th, the Wilson Center, alongside the Tony Elumelu Foundation, CAMAC Energy Inc., and the Whitaker Group, hosted a reception and tribute in honor of Obiageli Ezekwesili, who will be leaving her post at the World Bank as Vice President for the Africa region, a position she has held for five years.

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