Governance Events


Public Opinion in Brazil: Findings from the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project

September 22, 2010 // 9:30am11:00am
Brazil Institute
Richard Wike, Associate Director, Pew Global Attitudes Project; Juliana Menasce Horowitz, Senior Researcher, Pew Global Attitudes ProjectCommentators: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center; Ricardo Mendes, Managing Partner, Prospectiva Consulting

Governing the Far North: Assessing Cooperation Between Arctic and Non-Arctic Nations

September 21, 2010 // 9:00am12:30pm
Canada Institute
Experts discuss efforts by Arctic and non-Arctic nations to cooperate on key governance, environmental, security, and economic issues.

Egypt at the Tipping Point?

September 17, 2010 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
David Ottaway, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Former Bureau Chief, Cairo, The Washington Post

Improving Monitoring, Transparency, and Accountability for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

September 08, 2010 // 10:00am12:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Panelists discuss strategies for improving maternal health evaluation methods while balancing the interests of donors and beneficiaries during the seventh meeting of the Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health series.

A Charter of Rights for North America: A Proposal and Analysis

July 20, 2010 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
Wilson Center public policy scholar James McHugh presented his research on the potential to deepen relations among NAFTA members through the adoption of a continental charter of rights.

China and the Persian Gulf

July 12, 2010 // 8:30am1:00pm
Middle East Program
How is China's growing influence affecting its relations with nations in the Persian Gulf? On July 12, 2010, the Middle East Program, the Asia Program, and the Kissinger Institute for China and the United States hosted a conference to consider China's role in the region, changing views from within the Gulf on China's presence, and what this expanded presence means for the United States. Watch the entire conference and read the event summary here!

In the Midst of Milestones: Perspectives from Afghan Women Leaders

June 17, 2010 // 10:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
Huria Samira Hamidi, Afghan Women's Network; Najla Ayubi, Organization of Strategic Studies and Research

Iran: The Year of Reckoning

June 04, 2010 // 8:30am12:45pm
Middle East Program
Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Harvard Kennedy School and Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; Michael Postl, Former Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to Iran; Shaul Bakhash, Chair and Commentator, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History, George Mason University; Farideh Farhi, Independent Scholar and Affiliate Graduate Faculty, Political Science, University of Hawai'i at Manoa; Suzanne Maloney, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution; Kaveh Ehsani, Chair and Commentator, Assistant Professor, International Studies, DePaul University

Establishing Political Legitimacy in Afghanistan

April 15, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Thomas J. Barfield, Professor of Anthropology, Boston University; J. Alexander Thier, Director for Afghanistan and Pakistan, United States Institute of Peace (commentator); William Wood, Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan (commentator)

Moving Closer or Drifting Apart?: Assessing the State of Public Opinion on the U.S.-Canada Relationship

April 13, 2010 // 9:00am11:15am
Canada Institute
Cameron Anderson and Laure Stephenson, professors of political science at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), presented their work on gauging public opinion on the bilateral relationship. The program marked the launch of UWO's Canada-U.S. Institute.