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A traveler arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport Monday uses the new US-VISIT mechanism that records all 10 fingerprint images.

Entry-Exit Systems in North America

February 05, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
On Wednesday, February 5, the Canada Institute hosted a discussion on the risks, challenges, and rewards of implementing a robust entry-exit system throughout North America.Comprehensive entry-exit tracking for non-citizens entering and leaving the United States has proven elusive. While non-citizens who enter the United States go through a variety of controls, little has been done to track non-citizens when they leave the country. Canada and the United States began working together recently to close the loop by counting entry into one country as an exit from the other. New legislation in Congress is being considered to add mandatory exit controls at all ports of entry.

The Role of Chinese Media in Fighting Corruption

January 16, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
Corruption is high on the agenda for Chinese leaders, with Wang Qishan in charge, the release of a new five-year anti-corruption plan, and daily reports of officials facing corruption charges. Caijing's Washington DC Bureau Chief Jin Yan spoke on the role that Caijing and other media outlets play in China.

Constructing the Narratives of Identity and Power

February 05, 2014 // 3:30pm — 4:30pm
Based on extensive field work in Ukraine, Karina V. Korostelina describes the complex process of nation building. Despite the prevailing belief in a divide between two parts of Ukraine and an overwhelming variety of incompatible visions, her new book reveals seven prevailing conceptual models of Ukraine and five dominant narratives of national identity.

People Out of Place: A Constitutional History of the Long 1960s

January 13, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Vagrancy laws made it a crime to be idle and poor, or dissolute, or to wander about without any purpose. African Americans and other civil rights activists, communists, labor union activists, poor people, Beats and hippies, gay men and lesbians, women, Vietnam War protestors and student activists, and young, urban minority men all contested their constitutionality. In 1971 and 1972, the Supreme Court struck them down. Risa Goluboff shows how this changing constitutional status of vagrancy laws was part and parcel of the larger social transformations of the long 1960s.

The State of Citizen Security in Mexico: The Peña Nieto Administration’s First Year in Review

January 16, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
To provide a careful examination of the Peña Nieto administration’s handling of security matters and the state of citizen security, the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will host a workshop with leading policy analysts from the United States and Mexico.

A "Normal" Japan? Comparisons with South Korea, China, and ASEAN

January 29, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
This event has been rescheduled. Changes in Japanese foreign policy over the past two decades have led to a rise in the concept of a “normal” Japan. What constitutes a normal state, however, has led to confusion.

Of Plots and Corruption Scandals: The Crisis of Turkish Politics

January 10, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Turkey's governing party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP), and its leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan are mired in perhaps the severest crisis of their 11 year rule. Coming after the summer Gezi protests, the recent corruption scandal has shaken the AKP once again to its roots and undermined domestic and international confidence in Turkey's leadership acumen and capabilities. The damage that has been done could not have come at a worse time for AKP both in terms of the election calendar and the international challenges it faces.

Congress and Foreign Policy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

January 15, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
This annual lecture serves to honor Dr. Michael Van Dusen’s commitment to the Middle East and constant support of the Middle East Program since its inception in February 1998. The series will provide a forum for the world’s leading thinkers and policymakers to speak on critical issues affecting the Middle East and North Africa region.

Threading the Needle: U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

January 14, 2014 // 9:30am — 11:00am
A discussion of a new report on U.S. arms sales to Taiwan with co-author David J. Firestein.

Globalization and America's Trade Agreements

January 08, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
While the United States has benefited tremendously from trade agreements in the past, a number of political and structural challenges raise the question of whether trade will remain a key driving force for growth. Join Wilson Center senior scholar and former assistant U.S. trade representative William Krist as he discusses the TPP and the TTIP.

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