6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

High Stakes: How This Year’s Climate Negotiations Will Impact National Security

February 12, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Experts expect the upcoming UN climate change summit will be the best chance to achieve a binding, universal agreement to limit carbon emissions. But the conference is not getting the attention it deserves from policymakers and the public, given the stakes, said Nick Mabey, founding director and chief executive of the UK-based environmental NGO E3G at the Wilson Center on February 12.

The U.S. Rebalance to Asia: The Political and Economic Roles of TPP In the Region

February 27, 2015 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
As heated negotiations to conclude the world's most ambitious trade deal continue, there is debate too about what exactly TPP will mean for broader economic stability and relations among Asian nations. Could TPP deepen regional cohesion among Asian nations and enhance political as well as economic stability in the region? Will TPP impact U.S. relations with TPP member countries and non-members, and if so, how?

Ukrainian Democracy After the Maidan: Threats and Opportunities

February 12, 2015 // 1:00pm — 5:00pm
The Global Europe Program is pleased to host the 10th Annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Workshop on Ukrainian Democracy After the Maidan featuring keynote remarks the 2014 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, Mustafa Nayyem, a journalist, democracy activist and Parliamentarian in Ukraine. Opening remarks will be provided by Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland.

Nigeria in Focus: A Preview of the 2015 Elections

February 11, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
On Wednesday, February 11th, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted an off-the-record panel discussion examining the up-to-the-minute issues in Nigeria’s presidential contest.

The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security

February 23, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
For four decades Brent Scowcroft has exerted a quiet, continued, and sometimes great influence over the conduct of US national security policy. Drawing on his new biography, The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security, Bartholomew Sparrow discusses how Scowcroft rose to become national security advisor under presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush.

Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities: Securing America's Most Important Assets

February 10, 2015 // 12:45pm — 1:45pm
In this Director's Forum, Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism will deliver a keynote speech about the evolving cyber threat and the Obama Administration's comprehensive strategy to address it. From the President's proposed investments across the federal government to developing enduring relationships with the private sector focused on shared threats, Ms. Monaco will preview plans for preventing the most pernicious state and non-state digital intrusions and Administration efforts to provide early warning about cyber attacks.

Great Lakes Policy Forum| Land Tenure, Conflict, and Marginalization: New Analysis and Responses in Uganda

February 12, 2015 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Rapid population growth and commercial investments are transforming rural Uganda, where 85% of citizens rely on access to productive land for their livelihood. Access to justice in land-related matters is largely out of reach, particularly for the most marginalized groups. To address some of these issues, Search for Common Ground (SFCG) and the Africa Program of the Wilson Center hosted a discussion on the changing dynamics of land tenure and access to justice in Uganda. The discussion featured Albert Gomez Mugumya and Jennifer Ober of USAID’s Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity and Peace (SAFE) Program in Uganda. The SAFE Program is implemented by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and SFCG, in partnership with local non-governmental organizations and community groups in 20 of the most conflict-affected districts of Uganda.

Colonel House: A Biography of Woodrow Wilson's Silent Partner

February 09, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
In this seminar biography, Charles E. Neu details the life of "Colonel" House, a Texas landowner who rose to become one of the century's greatest political operators. In 191l House met Woodrow Wilson, and almost immediately the two formed one of the most famous friendships in American political history.

Film Screening: “Brothers in Arms: Stories from the Frontlines of the Russian-Ukrainian War”

February 02, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The presentation featured episodes from their film and provided the opportunity to interact with the filmmakers, who shared their personal experiences and observations from the war zone.

Falling Oil Prices: Changing Implications for Global Producers

February 04, 2015 // 1:30pm — 4:15pm
As the price of oil continues to fall, the Wilson Center convened an expert global panel, assembled from Russia, Colombia, Canada, Iran, and Nigeria, to discuss the economic and political repercussions of depressed energy prices, as well as the effects of the lower prices on competitiveness and investment.

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