North America Events

Webcast

Authorizing Military Action Against ISIL: Geography, Strategy and Unanswered Questions

February 23, 2015 // 2:00pm3:00pm
For the first time in his Administration, President Barack Obama has submitted to Congress a formal request for additional authority to use military force. Is his draft Authorization for Use of Military Force against ISIL “alarmingly broad,” as The New York Times worries, or a narrow set of handcuffs? Does it empower the Presidency or create—as Senator John McCain put it—“535 Commanders-in-Chief”? From different angles, many ask: Does the proposed AUMF reflect sound law and sound strategy?
Webcast

Crossroads or Crisis? The Future of the Mexican Left

February 23, 2015 // 9:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute
The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute hosted a discussion on the future of the left in Mexico and the challenges the country faces.

Discussion with Quebec Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie

February 20, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute hosted a discussion with Quebec’s Minister for International Relations and La Francophonie Christine St-Pierre, moderated by Canada Institute Director David Biette.
Webcast

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

February 12, 2015 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
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.
Podcast

U.S. Arms to Ukraine: Tilting the Balance?

February 05, 2015 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Kennan Institute
What would be the outcome of changing policy and sending military assistance to Ukraine? Would such a step help Ukraine resist the aggression or further escalate the war? How would it change America’s role in the conflict?
Webcast

Falling Oil Prices: Changing Implications for Global Producers

February 04, 2015 // 1:30pm4:15pm
Canada Institute
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.
Webcast

Report Launch: The U.S.-Mexico Border Economy in Transition

February 03, 2015 // 9:00am11:00am
Mexico Institute
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute hosted the launch of the report "The U.S.-Mexico Border Economy in Transition." This report is drawn from a series of four U.S.-Mexico Regional Economic Competitiveness Forums in order to engage border region stakeholders in a process to collectively generate a shared vision and policy recommendations to strengthen economic competitiveness.

Book Talk: "US Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy: Evolution of an Incidental Superpower"

January 30, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
Kennan Institute
Does the United States have a plan for how it hopes to achieve its objectives on the global stage? Or is its position in the world an accident of history? Perhaps it is better to understand the United States as an incidental superpower—responding and adjusting to changes in the international system. If that is the case, given the instability and flux of current events, what might the future pattern of U.S. foreign and defense policy look like?
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A Conversation with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson

January 29, 2015 // 10:00am11:00am
Please join the Wilson Center for a major address by Secretary Jeh Johnson, the fourth Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Secretary Johnson oversees the third largest Cabinet department and leads the nation’s efforts to secure our country from a myriad of threats from terrorism to natural disasters. The address will be followed by a question and answer session with Wilson Center President Jane Harman.
Webcast

A Mexican Utopia: Book Launch & Discussion of the Rule of Law in Mexico

January 28, 2015 // 9:00am11:00am
Mexico Institute
The Mexico Institute hosted a book launch and discussion of the rule of law in Mexico. Wilson Center Global Fellow Luis Rubio presented his book "A Mexican Utopia: The Rule of Law is Possible." After his presentation, several leading analysts discussed the development of the rule of law in Mexico, noting challenges and offering policy prescriptions.

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