6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

A Conversation with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson

February 07, 2014 // 11:30am — 12:30pm
This Director's Forum featured the first major address by Secretary Jeh Johnson, who was sworn in on December 23, 2013 as the fourth Secretary of Homeland Security. His address was followed by a short question and answer session with Wilson Center President Jane Harman on the Secretary’s priorities for the Department.

Iran's Tumultuous Revolution: 35 Years Later

February 10, 2014 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
The Middle East Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace present "Iran's Tumultuous Revolution: 35 Years Later"

U.S. Energy Independence: A New American Narrative?

February 07, 2014 // 1:30pm — 3:00pm
U.S. dependence on imported oil and gas has long been a source of controversy, as an economic, political and security issue. Yet now, with the widespread use of new technology allowing dramatic new sources of energy, things are changing. According to some experts, American energy independence is close, turning the tables on traditional suppliers. Is America about to free itself from dependence on foreign oil – or are there hidden risks in this new wealth?

Elections in Latin America

January 30, 2014 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
A review of 2013 and looking forward to the 2014 elections in Latin America.

'We are the true revolutionaries’: The Democratic Republic of Vietnam in the 1960s

February 03, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
The history of relations between the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the Soviet Union and other Socialist states during the Vietnam War is usually told as a story of solidarity and “proletarian internationalism.” But there was another side: while the North Vietnamese celebrated “friendly relations” with Moscow and East Berlin and happily accepted aid provided by the Soviet bloc, they were deeply distrustful of Moscow’s policy of “peaceful co-existence” and the influence of “revisionist culture.”

Quo Vadis Egypt?

January 30, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:00am
The speakers will discuss the situation on the ground in Egypt.

Sochi’s Impact: Russia, the Caucasus, and Beyond

February 03, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Following a year of international diplomatic victories for President Putin, the Sochi Olympic Games will be a chance for the Kremlin to showcase Russia’s resurgence. By the same token, Sochi will test the Russian leadership’s ability to deliver on its promises about economic development and infrastructure building, coordination with local government and civic leaders in the North Caucasus, and calm and control around the event itself, despite likely protests from many groups and close international scrutiny.

The Year Ahead in Environment and Energy

January 24, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
How long will an ever-dwindling supply of coal remain the dominant source of global energy, and at what cost? How do growing water scarcity, fluctuating ecosystems, and rising oceanic acidity affect food supplies, economies, and even state stability? And how can journalists make a beat dedicated to existential crises resonate with audiences? A panel of veteran journalists offer their thoughts in a roundtable co-sponsored by the Society for Environmental Journalists.

Roundtable Discussion with Marta Lagos

January 28, 2014 // 5:30pm — 7:00pm
A discussion with Director of Latinobarómetro, Marta Lagos, about the 2013 report.

A Conversation with Tereza Campello, Brazil's Minister of Social Development and Fight Against Hunger

January 29, 2014 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
On January 29th, the Brazil Institute and the World Bank will host Minister Tereza Campello and 10 years of the Bolsa Familia conditional cash-transfer program.

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