6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
November 01, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The "Day of 7 Billion" received widespread attention, but how well understood is the impact of this growth on the environment? Journalists from National Geographic, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and Mother Jones discuss reporting on these complex issues.
October 26, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Scientists from the Himalayas, Andes, and Appalachians met recently at Nepal’s Imja Lake to discuss a number of wide-ranging conclusions about glacial decline and the threat of glacial lake outburst floods.
November 02, 2011 // 10:00am — 3:00pm
The IFES-WWICS Forum seeks to bring a broader historical perspective to current issues affecting the Korean peninsula by conveying the importance of deep historical continuities in DPRK policies.
October 21, 2011 // 9:00am — 5:00pm
Experts come together to discuss the social dimensions of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) as a climate mitigation scheme, with special focus on gender dynamics, effectiveness, and equality.
November 09, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:15pm
In an upcoming Asia Program book launch of Shelley Rigger’s, "Why Taiwan Matters," Rigger explores Taiwan's importance to China, the United States, and the world.
October 18, 2011 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Peter Gleick and colleagues find that more and more regions of the world, the United States included, may be reaching the point of “peak water.” To conserve this critical resource without harming the economy or public health, individuals are looking for new techniques in sustainable water management.
October 25, 2011 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Covering the history of the IMF and World Bank from their origins, Lavelle shows that domestic political constituencies in advanced industrial states have always been important drivers of international financial institution policy. She focuses in particular on the U.S. Congress, tracing its long history of involvement with these institutions and showing how the Congress wields significant influence. The impact of 2008 financial crisis has focused American politics on the global role played by the IMF and World Bank.
November 16, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
<b>Gail Kligman</b>, professor of sociology at UCLA and director of UCLA's Center for European and Eurasian Studies will discuss her latest book entitled <i>Peasants Under Siege</i> which explores the collectivization campaign in Romania (1949-1962) and its far-reaching effects.
November 21, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Historian William Benton Whisenhunt will discuss the story and events behind the recently reissued memoir Marooned in Moscow, first published just months after Marguerite Harrison’s release from a Bolshevik prison in 1921. The book provides a fascinating account of Harrison’s entry into war-torn Russia in early 1920, first-person impressions of many in the top Soviet leadership, and her increasingly dangerous work as a journalist and spy, to say nothing of her work on behalf of prisoners, her two arrests, and her eventual ten-month-long imprisonment, including in the infamous Lubyanka prison. Whisenhunt will explain who Harrison was, how she got into this kind of work, and give examples of her extraordinary work at this critical time in Russian history.
November 28, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
This illustrated talk will explore why Tolstoy continues to be such a politically explosive figure in Russia today. As well as providing an overview of the writer’s often fraught relationship with the Tsarist regime, it will show how the Soviet government systematically sought to suppress his religious and philosophical legacy after 1917, and how the Kennan Institute played a crucial role in preserving it.