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America’s Role in the World Post 9/11: A New Survey of Public Opinion

September 10, 2012 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
This event will launch the latest biennial survey of U.S. public opinion conducted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and is held in partnership with them and NPR.

Regional Consultation on the Sahel Countries

July 16, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Bedeviled by chronic food shortages, facing a current drought that will exacerbate that situation, and subject to dislocation due to conflict between various rebel movements, the civilian population of the Sahel is in a state of extreme vulnerability.
photo by Mona Youssef

Beyond Dichotomy: Building a New Egypt

September 26, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Over the past year in Egypt, Margot Badran has witnessed how in a society sharply polarized for several decades the old categories of ‘the religious’ and ‘the secular’ have become increasingly meaningless as descriptors of clearly marked social identity yet also retain considerable political force. She discusses how sustained dichotmization impedes the construction of a new Egypt drawing upon her observations in both the capital and the provinces.

Labor Migration in Eurasia: Links to Global Migration and Human Security Trends

September 21, 2012 // 9:00am — 5:00pm
Using a comparative approach to incorporate research initiatives into a global context can make a significant contribution to the current understanding of migration. In partnership with the Social Science Research Council, the Kennan Institute will host leading specialists on migration issues from Russia and the United States to discuss their most recent work, as well as share preliminary findings from research supported by the National Science Foundation. This research was conducted as part of the MINERVA initiative grant “People, Power, and Conflict in the Eurasian Migration System,” led by Cynthia Buckley, Beth Mitchneck, and Blair Ruble.

A Round-table on Brazil-U.S. Relations with Todd Chapman

September 05, 2012 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
On Wednesday September 5, the Brazil Institute hosts a discussion with Deputy Chief of Mission Todd Chapman

The Role of the Opposition in Meeting Nigeria’s Challenges

August 22, 2012 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Nigeria, a country of vast potential, is beset with enormous development challenges regarding governance, economic growth, and security.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Future of International Trade

August 08, 2012 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
As the major trade initiative of the Obama Administration, the Trans-Pacific Partnership will broaden trade in the Pacific and may create a template for future, global trade negotiations.

Under pressure “from above?” Human rights violations by the military and civilian law enforcement in Mexico

August 16, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to "Under pressure 'from above?' Violations of human rights in the struggle against drugs in Mexico," a lecture with Professor Alejandro Anaya, Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar & Academic Coordinator Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) Aguascalientes Campus and comments by Maureen Meyer, Senior Associate, Washington Office on Latin America, and Santiago Canton, Director, RFK Partners for Human Rights.

Understanding and Responding to Attacks on Civil Society: The Roles of Politics and Law

August 14, 2012 // 9:30am — 11:00am
It is crucial for the international community to understand the implications of attacks on civil society for the development of democratic governance in these countries and, more importantly, to identify effective ways to respond to them.
David Biette & Adam Schlosser

The Regulatory Cooperation Council Action Plan at Six Months

July 26, 2012 // 10:00am — 11:30am
To strengthen the world’s largest trading relationship, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Regulatory Cooperation Council Action Plan on December 7, 2011. The Action Plan lays out clear goals designed to enhance the already integrated economies and supply chains of Canada and the United States, aiming to align rules and regulations in four key sectors: agriculture and food, health and consumer products, transportation, and the environment. More importantly, the Action Plan set a two year timeframe to achieve greater alignment. Six months ago, the United States and Canada met with stakeholders over two days to solicit input for the 29 sector-specific initiatives. Co-Sponsored with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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