International Security Events

Preparing for the Impact of a Changing Climate on U.S. Humanitarian and Disaster Response

June 21, 2011 // 9:30am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
This panel discussion addresses the impacts of slow-onset and rapid-onset climate-related disasters on the U.S. government's international humanitarian and disaster response systems, including both civilian and military capacity, as identified in the new Oxfam and CNA report, "An Ounce of Prevention: Preparing for the Impact of a Changing Climate on U.S. Humanitarian and Disaster Response."
Webcast

Conventional Arms Control in Europe During the Cold War: New Insights From the Archives

June 16, 2011 // 9:30am11:00am
Cold War International History Project
Christoph Bluth, professor of international studies at the University of Leeds will discuss his on-going research on the history of the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR) negotiations.
Webcast

Brazil, Argentina, and the Road to the NPT

June 15, 2011 // 4:30pm6:00pm
Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
For several decades Argentina and Brazil sought to develop their own indigenous nuclear programs and tried to resist the expansion of the global non-proliferation regime. Deep mutual suspicion coupled with status competition colored their relationship and their standing in the face of the major nuclear powers. Starting in the 1980s, however, a range of mechanisms led to an emerging system of mutual inspections that transformed geopolitics in South America, defused threat perceptions, helped the civilian leadership extricate the military from the nuclear programs, and paved the way for entry into the NPT.

U.S.-Soviet Relations during the Second World War: History and Lessons for Today

June 15, 2011 // 9:45am1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Cosponsored by the Embassy of the Russian Federation, this conference discussed newly-available information regarding the history and diplomacy of relations between the United States and Russia during the Second World War.

Securing North America: A Discussion of the Canada First Defense Strategy

June 03, 2011 // 10:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
Lieutenant-General Walter Semianiw, Commander of Canada Command, offered an overview of the Canada First Defense Strategy and the Canadian Forces’ efforts to better secure the Canadian homeland.
Webcast

Yemen Beyond the Headlines: Population, Health, Natural Resources, and Institutions

May 18, 2011 // 8:30am3:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Ultimately, whether Yemen is able to achieve its goals for social and economic development, will, to a large extent, depend on its future population growth and size," said Gary Cook, senior health advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development, in his opening address at an all-day conference on the role of population, health, natural resources, and institutions in Yemen's political crisis.

UQAM Conference: Fences, Walls, and Borders: State of Insecurity? (Montréal)

May 17, 2011 // 8:30am7:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute co-sponsored a conference held at the Université du Québec à Montréal on border security and the impact of physical barriers on cross-border relations.

Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?

May 16, 2011 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"The world as a whole is getting more religious," said Professor of Politics at the University of London Eric Kaufmann, speaking at the Wilson Center for the launch of his latest book, Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? Due to their consistently higher birthrates, religious fundamentalists may reverse the tide of secularism within the next century, he said.
Webcast

Previewing the OAS General Assembly: Citizen Security in the Americas

May 16, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
Latin American Program
Public security officials from throughout the hemisphere will preview issues to be discussed at the General Assembly.
Webcast

Iran Primer V: U.S. Policy Considerations

April 27, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Middle East Program
This meeting is the fifth in a meeting series on subjects covered in a recently published book, The Iran Primer, edited by USIP-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Robin Wright. The two panelists provide an overview of U.S. policy considerations regarding Iran as well as offer context and analysis for what lies ahead. They also discuss Iran as a possible new driver for U.S. policy within the context of the recent developments in the region since The Iran Primer was published in December 2010.

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