6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

The Beyond the Border Action Plan at Six Months

July 09, 2012 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
To strengthen the world’s largest trading relationship and enhance the security of Americans and Canadians alike, President Obama and Prime Minister Harper announced the Beyond the Border Action Plan on December 7, 2011. The Action Plan lays out clear goals designed to facilitate the $1 trillion in trade and investment that travels between the United States and Canada every year. In addition to trade promotion, the Action Plan aims to further integrate and enhance our joint ability to protect ourselves from the threats of terrorism, drug smuggling, gun running, human trafficking, and other criminal activity.

Malaysia: At the Center of It All

June 28, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
A discussion about one of Southeast Asia’s most strategic nations, featuring noted regional expert Marvin Ott.

The Start-Up Act 2.0 and American Innovation

June 28, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:30am
Senator Chris Coons is part of a bipartisan group of Senators that recently introduced the Startup Act 2.0 in the Senate. He will provide a keynote address on the Act followed by a panel discussion that will focus on key aspects of the Start-Up Act 2.0. There will be a special focus on the provisions designed to accelerate the commercialization of university research, the broadening of opportunities for temporary immigrants with post-graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for visas for permanent residency, and the proposal to assess the impact of regulations.

South Africa: Transforming Tomorrow

June 26, 2012 // 1:15pm — 5:40pm
As part of the Embassy of South Africa’s “South Africa 2012,” the South Africa-Washington International Program (SAWIP) & the Wilson Center Present: South Africa: The Future Ahead.

The America’s Future in the Balance: Persistent Underfunding of Latino Communities across the Americas

June 18, 2012 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
The Wilson Center, Hispanics in Philanthropy, the Washington Office on Latin America, and the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility hosted a panel discussion on, The America’s Future in the Balance: Persistent Underfunding of Latino Communities across the Americas.

Mexico’s 2012 Presidential Election and the Nation’s Role in the World

June 18, 2012 // 1:30pm — 3:00pm
The Mexico Institute and Univision News are pleased to invite you to a round table discussion on: Mexico’s 2012 Presidential Election and the Nation’s Role in the World. Featuring the International Relations Coordinators from Mexico’s Three Major Candidates. Moderated by Mr. León Krauze, Anchor, Univision’s KMEX 34 in Los Angeles.

The 11th Civil Society Organization Session of US-Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum

June 13, 2012 // 8:45am — 6:00pm
The AGOA Forum is the largest event the U. S. government shares with Sub-Saharan Africa nations – bringing together U.S. and African ministers, members of Congress, private sector and civil society representatives. Over the past twelve years, the Forum has evolved to include private sector and civil society groups in the deliberations.

Our World, Paradoxes, Problems and the Need for Change

June 19, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Please join us for a lecture and discussion with Dr. Narro about the many challenges Mexico and the word are facing at this time.

Should the United States Change, Contain, or Engage Nuclear "Outliers" Iran and North Korea?

June 20, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
In this National Conversation, Robert Litwak and Thomas Friedman discuss whether countries such as Iran and North Korea, now branded nuclear "outliers" by the Obama Administration, can be integrated into the international community.

The Arab Awakening: Is Democracy a Mirage?

June 20, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am