Security and Defense Events
January 24, 2012 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Marigold presents the in-depth story of one of the Vietnam War's last great mysteries: the secret Polish-Italian peace initiative, codenamed "Marigold," that sought to end the war, or at least to open direct talks between Washington and Hanoi, in 1966.
2012 National Council for Science and Environment Conference on Environment and Security [Ronald Reagan Building]
January 18, 2012 // 8:00am — January 20, 2012 // 2:15pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The environment impacts human health in many ways - through air and water quality; providing vectors for infectious diseases; and exposure to toxics used for many purposes, including (ironically) for increasing the safety of food and water. These are just a few. Changing environmental conditions lead to changing health threats. Health threats on a large scale can quickly become security issues as populations begin to move or as nations erect barriers to real or perceived external threats. Large scale health threats can arise from large scale environmental changes, from new pandemics with environmental vectors, or in stressed communities with limited health services.
January 17, 2012 // 9:30am — 11:00am
The physical border should be “our last line of defense, not our first” in the fight against trans-global crime networks and other security threats, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said at The Wilson Center on Tuesday.
January 13, 2012 // 9:00am — 1:45pm
A Seminar Convened by CIDAC and the Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute
January 11, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute cordially invites you to the latest “Dialogues with Mexico” discussion with Mexico's Secretary for Public Security.
December 13, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:30am
A conference to examine the effects of the Rio de Janeiro Pacifying Police Units (UPPs).
December 09, 2011 // 9:30am — 4:00pm
United States Studies
While the military has made the goal of increased cultural knowledge and awareness a priority since the mid-2000s, these developments have yet to be accounted for as part of a broad inter-agency conversation among military and non-military stakeholders. Join us for a conference focusing on the U.S. military’s efforts to develop cultural expertise.
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.
November 15, 2011 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
A discussion about the partnership described as Asia's fastest growing relationship.
Following the Money Trail in Central America: Money Laundering and Implications in Regional Security
November 09, 2011 // 12:30pm — 2:30pm
Latin American Program
The Red Centroamericana de Pensamientos e Incidencia discussed their recently published paper, “Following the Money Trail in Central America: Money Laundering and Implications for Regional Security.”