Security and Defense Events
December 03, 2013 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Global Positioning Systems (GPS), the backbone of worldwide Position, Timing, and Navigation systems, is easily interfered with and active spoofing attacks have been demonstrated. This policy level talk, hosted by the Commons Lab of the Science and Technology Innovation Program, examines the cyber-security risks and their potential impact on the transportation, financial, and energy sectors.
November 20, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Latin American Program
Screening of a film that takes a critical look at the “War on Drugs” and participate in the discussion to follow with two experts in the field of drug policy.
November 07, 2013 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Global Europe Program
This panel will discuss intelligence practices in post-9/11 world and the resulting disconnect between expectations of personal privacy and the logic of mass surveillance technologies.
November 01, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Like other Asia-Pacific nations, Australia is hopeful that the regional interests of its treaty ally, the United States, and its most important trading partner, China, can be balanced to its own long-term advantage. Professor of Strategic Studies at Australian National University Hugh White has been a leading advocate for the view that Australia cannot hope to maintain a neutral distance between the U.S. and China; it will have to choose between them. His analysis, if correct, holds major implications not only for Australia, China, and the U.S., but for every Asia-Pacific nation.
October 28, 2013 // 3:55pm — 5:15pm
The Wilson Center's Asia Program and Middle East Program present author Linda Robinson, senior international policy analyst at RAND and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar as she discusses her book, "One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare."
October 21, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Much attention is being devoted to the changing security situation in Afghanistan as US/NATO forces prepare to end the current mission and begin a new status in the country. Already, Afghanistan's immediate neighbors (and somewhat distant, such as Russia) are addressing what they see as the key concerns of the coming years. Roger Kangas spoke about potential regional outcomes as the balance of security changes in the coming years.
October 18, 2013 // 9:45am — 10:45am
Middle East Program
In this media briefing podcast, three experienced analysts of Iran and the nuclear issues assess the significance of the Geneva meeting and the future course of U.S.-Iranian relations.
October 11, 2013 // 8:00am — 2:30pm
On Friday October 11, join the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, the Brazil Institute an the Brazil-US Business Council for a conference on ongoing bilateral economic relationship.
October 02, 2013 // 10:00am — 5:30pm
Economic growth and stability in the Asia-Pacific is hardly a regional issue. The world at large has a major stake in ensuring peace and prosperity in the region, especially amid growing risks worldwide. In the fifth annual Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum to be held October 2 in Tokyo hosted by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the Wilson Center, experts from both countries will gather to discuss the outlook and challenges ahead for Japan and the United States to take leadership in the Asia-Pacific region.
September 25, 2013 // 9:00am — 2:00pm
Global Europe Program
Eurasian geopolitics are more fluid now than they have been for at least a decade. The looming U.S. withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan and Russia's uncertain capabilities in the region leave a vacuum for new extra-regional powers to fill.