6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Building U.S.-China Trust: Through Next Generation People, Platform & Programs

April 24, 2014 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
The new report - Building U.S.-China Trust Through Next Generation People, Platforms and Programs - released by the University of Southern California and Peking University, offers new ideas and concrete recommendations on how to build trust and improve U.S.-China relations.

Change in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Mission Impossible 5?

April 22, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
What can be expected from the dissatisfied electorate in Bosnia and Herzegovina? What are political parties offering and what difference can their promises make? Is the demand for change going to result in significantly different election results? Would a 'lebanonization' of Bosnia-Herzegovina provide for more prosperous society or societies, or would it lead to final fragmentation?

EU Progress Report on Eastern Partnership States

April 16, 2014 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Mapping the development of the Eastern Partnership initiative, the European Commission released a progress report on the six Eastern Partnership States: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. The report outlines accomplishments achieved so far and indicates critical policy areas where more attention is needed. It also serves as a reference for the EU’s approach towards the Eastern Partnership and, more specifically, the allocation of funding in the next seven years. This assessment comes one month after the EU discussed the “European Package” of incentives, intended to supplement the Association Agreements being discussed with several of the six states. Georgia and Moldova have initialed the Association Agreements last year and will be among the first countries to sign them this year.
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Party Politics, Religion, and Women's Leadership

April 18, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
The book Party Politics, Religion, and Women’s Leadership advances a theory of party religiosity to explain women's leadership across parties and countries, drawing on robust qualitative and quantitative findings from cross-national multiple cases and a case study of Lebanon.
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European-Israeli Relations: Structural Problems

April 17, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:00am
The relations between Israel and Europe are increasingly based on resentment and mistrust. Professor Schueftan’s discussion focuses on the structural causes of this rift—the profoundly different historical experiences on both sides of the Mediterranean in recent generations and the diametrically opposed conclusions and weltanschauung it produced.

An Unwanted Visionary: Gorbachev's Unrealized Ambitions and the Soviets' Retreat from Asia

March 31, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Radchenko will offer a fresh interpretation of Mikhail Gorbachev’s foreign policy by showing how the Soviet leader tried to reshape the international order through engagement with China and India, and why his vision for a Soviet-led Asia ultimately failed. Relying on newly declassified records from Russian, Chinese and other archives, he will discuss lost opportunities and recount painful legacies of Soviet retrenchment from Asia.

Second Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture on U.S.-East Asia Relations

April 16, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Tough Calls: Difficult Assessments and Hard Choices in U.S. Policy Toward China
The Wrong Enemy

The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan 2001-2014

April 11, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:00am
A conversation with Carlotta Gall, Former Afghanistan and Pakistan correspondent, New York Times

Forests on Film: New Stories from Nepal and the Congo Basin

March 25, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
At the 2014 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital on March 25, the Wilson Center premiered ECSP’s latest documentary, Scaling the Mountain: Protecting Forests for Families in Nepal. Together with Heart of Iron, a recent film on mining in the Congo Basin, the event took viewers into some of the world’s most remote forests to see how their inhabitants are adapting to rapid changes in the natural resources on which they depend.

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