Global Governance Events
October 26, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The author of Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank, will discuss how the U.S. Congress, tracing its long history of involvement with these institutions, wields significant influence. The impact of the 2008 financial crisis has focused American politics on the global role played by the IMF and World Bank.
October 25, 2011 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
United States Studies
Increasing numbers of Chinese travel to the US for business, tourism, or education, while others study American history and culture in local schools and universities. The Wilson Center was joined by experts from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences to discuss Chinese views of American society, politics, and culture.
October 25, 2011 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Program on America and the Global Economy
Covering the history of the IMF and World Bank from their origins, Lavelle shows that domestic political constituencies in advanced industrial states have always been important drivers of international financial institution policy. She focuses in particular on the U.S. Congress, tracing its long history of involvement with these institutions and showing how the Congress wields significant influence. The impact of 2008 financial crisis has focused American politics on the global role played by the IMF and World Bank.
October 19, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
International Security Studies
Panelists will offer a range of perspectives on the accomplishments and challenges of the Human Rights Council over the past two years, reflecting on whether or not engagement at the Council has sufficiently advanced U.S. interests and values.
October 19, 2011 // 8:30am — 11:00am
Latin American Program
Panelists will discuss Haiti's decades of complex political crises and severe social problems, as well as the current government's plans for the future.
September 21, 2011 // 10:00am — 11:00am
As Cyprus struggles to forgo being another player in the Eurozone debt calamity, many tough choices will have to be made in the coming weeks and months. Reshuffling the cabinet and tight fiscal policies could stiffen resolve behind austerity measures that, if adopted, could possibly see Cyprus through its economic crisis. For the first time in over half a century of the Republic’s history there is a call for early elections. These are certainly difficult times for Cyprus. With the coalition party, DIKO, pulling out and leaving AKEL the only party supporting the administration, the economy edging towards a bail-out, and the whole Mari fiasco explosion there is little room for any serious talks or remedies for successful negotiations with Turkish Cypriots. Can Christofias hold on to his post for the next 18-months of his presidency to regain voter confidence? Will Cyprus need an EU bail-out or can it pull through the economic crisis on its own? And in the wake of a politically feeble government and economy, what are the prospects for a settlement of the Cyprus problem?
September 13, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Middle East Program
The much anticipated UN Palestinian initiative has sparked enormous controversy and concern. Some fear it; others welcome it; and many just don’t think it matters much.
September 08, 2011 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
After the conclusion of a conflict that spanned five decades, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement outlined a pathway to bring about the end of the bloodletting and the birth of a new nation: The Republic of South Sudan. Tim McKulka, a photographer with UNMISS, presents, "We'll Make our Homes Here" a book about Sudan through the eyes and words of Sudanese people.
June 23, 2011 // 1:00pm — 3:00pm
Latin American Program
Together with the Center for Victims of Torture we welcome Dr. Elizabeth Lira, recipient of CVT's 2011 Eclipse Award, to discuss the sense of responsibility toward victims of torture.
June 23, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Stefanie Bowles of Policy Horizons Canada discussed her research findings exploring the economic implications and changing regulatory structure relating to “green” products.