6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
September 23, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
What does it feel like to live in a world transformed by new technology, new ideas, and new dynamics of world power? A century ago, the author Joseph Conrad provided vivid answers to questions we still ask today. In his novels Heart of Darkness (1899), Lord Jim (1900), Nostromo (1904), and The Secret Agent (1907) – each set on a different continent, each anchored in historical incidents and in personal experience – Conrad revealed the forces challenging European dominance, and anticipated the defining currents of the twentieth century.
October 21, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Much attention is being devoted to the changing security situation in Afghanistan as US/NATO forces prepare to end the current mission and begin a new status in the country. Already, Afghanistan's immediate neighbors (and somewhat distant, such as Russia) are addressing what they see as the key concerns of the coming years. Roger Kangas spoke about potential regional outcomes as the balance of security changes in the coming years.
October 15, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Contemporary Russia has a set of overlapping and sometimes contradictory foreign policies. Nikolas K. Gvosdev discusses the role the Russian Orthodox Church plays in Russia's foreign policy process.
October 07, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Since the Arab Spring arrived in Syria in 2011, Russia has strongly supported the Assad regime’s efforts to suppress its opponents, while the U.S. has remained relatively uninvolved. Mark N. Katz, Professor of Government and Politics at George Mason University, analyzed the next steps as Russia and the U.S. work to cooperate on Syria.
November 20, 2013 // 1:00pm — 5:00pm
This roundtable will connect federal agencies hoping to initiate or expand open innovation projects with leaders in citizen science, who are engaging the public participates in scientific research through lab and field work, crowdsourcing platforms, and online games. Opening remarks by Kumar Garg, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and keynote by Bob Perciasepe, EPA Deputy Administrator.
September 25, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
In this event co-sponsored with the American Bar Association for Public Education, panelists will discuss the upcoming Supreme Court term and how the modern media cover our nation’s highest court.
September 27, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
The U.S.-Russian agreement on Syria’s chemical weapons calls on the Assad regime to provide an inventory of its weapons stockpile and agree to a timetable for their removal and ultimate destruction. Charles Duelfer, a leading expert on WMD disarmament with extensive experience in Iraq with the UN and the U.S. government, will discuss the practical challenges of implementing this accord.
September 25, 2013 // 9:00am — 2:00pm
Eurasian geopolitics are more fluid now than they have been for at least a decade. The looming U.S. withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan and Russia's uncertain capabilities in the region leave a vacuum for new extra-regional powers to fill.
September 24, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Makram-Ebeid discusses the roadmap for the way ahead and transitional justice in Egypt after having been through two revolutions since 2011.