Trade and Development Events
Bring Your Own Lunch (BYOL) Policy Roundtable "Canada’s Walmart-Style Defense Policy: Lessons from a not-so-grand Grand Strategy"
July 29, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
As the government of Canada cuts back on defense spending after years of significant increases, critics lament the lack of a ‘‘grand strategy’’ in favor of a more economical approach to defense spending. Though criticized as free riding, this approach has allowed Canada to achieve security at home while deploying Canada’s military forces selectively yet effectively. Please join the Canada Institute for our first "Lunch and Learn" with Christian Leuprecht Professor of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada and Senior Fellow at the Macdonald Laurier Institute to discuss current state of Canada's military.
June 29, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to an event on NAFTA and the Mexican economy. Jaime Serra Puche will present his book NAFTA and the Building of a Region. An Essay from the Mexican Perspective and Lucy Conger will present her paper on Mexican competitiveness, with commentary by Amb. Carla A. Hills.
June 22, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
On Monday, June 22, the Brazil Institute and the Inter-American Dialogue brought together leading experts to discuss Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s visit to Washington in June.
June 17, 2015 // 8:30am — 4:15pm
The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, Border Trade Alliance, and the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos invite you to our second annual high-level "Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border" conference this year, focusing on improving border management in order to strengthen the competitiveness of both the United States and Mexico.
June 09, 2015 // 1:30pm — 5:00pm
Latin American Program
Throughout much of Latin America, the "golden years" of economic growth during the last decade's commodity boom have given way to economic decline or stagnation. At the same time, a mobilized citizenry is demanding better government performance. These two factors have focused unprecedented attention on rule of law deficits and official corruption. Meanwhile, relations among countries of the hemisphere have grown more complex. As much as the region has welcomed the normalization of U.S.-Cuban relations, the options for international insertion now extend far beyond the Western Hemisphere.
Global Trends in the Next Decade: Implications for U.S. National Security, Diplomacy, and Development
June 04, 2015 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The world is more connected than ever before, but also more complex. Big, transnational trends like climate change, urbanization, and migration are changing the calculus of geopolitics, while local-level inequalities persist. “[Change] seems to be spinning around us so fast,” said John Hempelmann, president of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, which honors the legacy of the late senator from Washington State. How can today’s and tomorrow’s leaders adjust to global trends?
May 07, 2015 // 2:30pm — 3:30pm
The Obama Administration has just issued the first annual installment of its interagency Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). At this Wilson Center Special Event, QER lead framer and coordinator Melanie Kenderdine, Counselor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy and Director, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at DOE, will discuss the main findings and recommendations of the first annual QER installment.
April 24, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:00am
From the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, new economic relations and partnerships are being established across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. How the United States could utilize existing frameworks, or suggest alternatives, to sustain and expand regional ties remains unclear.
April 23, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Latin American Program
Looking at the experience of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay, this event will discuss the lessons and legacies of the Global Financial Crisis and address key questions.
Promoting Peace and Prosperity in Honduras: A Conversation with His Excellency Juan Orlando Hernández, President of the Republic of Honduras
April 22, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Latin American Program
The Wilson Center, International Republican Institute, and National Democratic Institute, invite you to a special event with the President of Honduras.