International Development Events
November 30, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) became law in May, 2000. The Act offers tangible incentives (tariff exemptions, e.g.) for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets. AGOA, which has been amended three times, expires in 2015 and a key provision on fabric imports expires next year unless extended by Congress.
November 30, 2011 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
A new Wilson Center report calls for major changes to the U.S. civilian assistance program in Pakistan.
November 28, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:15pm
An event exploring the relationship between the United States and Okinawa through the lenses of gender and "scientific domesticity" during the U.S. occupation of the islands.
The Arab Spring and its Impact on the Situation in Africa and Russian-U.S. Bilateral Cooperation in the Region
November 07, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
November 02, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Read about Mary Brown Bullock's new book, "The Oil Prince's Legacy: Rockefeller Philanthropy in China."
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 // 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.
October 14, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Iran is wracked by its greatest political turmoil since the Iranian revolution. With the Obama Administration striving for engagement rather than confrontation, these developments have raised the diplomatic stakes with both countries. Two leading experts will discussion domestic developments in Iran as well as the current posture of the international community and how both developments create challenges for the United States.
September 28, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
“What policymakers everywhere have to understand is that women’s empowerment...is the solution not only for women’s issues but to many of our developmental problems as well.”
September 23, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Women and water are inextricably linked around the world. Responsibility for fetching and using water commonly rests – quite literally – on the shoulders of women and girls. This burden exacts a high toll across sectors, negatively impacting health, education, economy, agriculture, gender equity, and political stability.