6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Sub-Saharan Africa: Energy Security and Growth

March 10, 2015 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
Sub-Saharan Africa is the fifth topic of the Wilson Center’s bimonthly Regional and Global Energy Series, which has already covered Russia and Ukraine, China and Asia Pacific, and North America, as well as a 2015 energy policy outlook keynoted by US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. The framework for this Center Series is provided by Energy & Security: Strategies for a World in Transition, now in its second edition, which focuses on regional and global energy issues and is published by the Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press.

Burundi's 2015 Elections: Perspectives, Priorities, and Preparations at Three Months Out

February 27, 2015 // 9:30am — 11:00am
In three months, the Burundian elections season will begin. These will be the country’s second direct elections since its decade-long conflict ended in 2003. Preparations are underway for the elections, with the mobilization of efforts by the Burundian Government, its international partners, as well as national and global civil society groups. Search for Common Ground (SFCG) and the Africa Program of the Wilson Center hosted a panel to discuss the current pre-electoral context in Burundi, and priorities over the coming months.

CANCELED-Maritime Security in the Asia-Pacific Region and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

March 05, 2015 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Maintaining maritime security order is vital for peace in the Asia-Pacific region, yet tensions in the region continue to grow. At the same time, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is looking to make changes in the nation’s security policy which will determine the future of the U.S.-Japan alliance and more broadly, the maritime security order in the Asia-Pacific region.

Latin America's Electoral Cycle 2014-15

February 10, 2015 // 1:00pm — 5:30pm
This event will feature experts on recent and upcoming elections across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Authorizing Military Action Against ISIL: Geography, Strategy and Unanswered Questions

February 23, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:00pm
For the first time in his Administration, President Barack Obama has submitted to Congress a formal request for additional authority to use military force. Is his draft Authorization for Use of Military Force against ISIL “alarmingly broad,” as The New York Times worries, or a narrow set of handcuffs? Does it empower the Presidency or create—as Senator John McCain put it—“535 Commanders-in-Chief”? From different angles, many ask: Does the proposed AUMF reflect sound law and sound strategy?

Inequality in a Lower Growth Latin America

January 26, 2015 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and the World Bank’s Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Region are pleased to invite you a discussion of trends in inequality in the region and what lower rates of growth portend for both inequality and the oft-vaunted growth of the middle class.

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.

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