U.S. Foreign Policy Events

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Ending World Hunger: What Can the U.S. Do?

March 23, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well- fed, one-third is under-fed, and one-third is starving. The USDA coordinator of the Obama Administration’s food security initiative and a leading expert on Africa discussed the factors that contribute to the global food crisis and how the U.S. and the world can address the key issues. A key congressional staff member provided an update on food security legislation.

Ricardo Lagos, Former President of Chile

March 09, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Latin American Program
Former President Lagos commented on Latin American views of the United States and Obama administration policy and on the need for global cooperation and dialogue to solve issues such as climate change.

Haiti's Long Road Ahead

March 05, 2010 // 11:00am12:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
How can organizations help Haiti meet the challenges of post- earthquake recovery and long-term development? Three experts on Haiti discuss the state of the country after the earthquake.

A New Economic Relationship Between the United States and the Caribbean

March 04, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Latin American Program
To examine the issues at stake and evaluate the policy alternatives, the Latin American Program held a roundtable on March 4, 2010, in conjunction with the Institute of Caribbean Studies.

Serbia's Foreign Policy: Substance and Rhetoric

February 24, 2010 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Two years after Kosovo independence, the majority of Serbs still reel with the loss of their ancestral province and continue to resent the role the United States played in the break-up of their country. At the same time, most continue to support becoming part of "the West" and joining the European Union, and are almost equally eager to strengthen their country's political, cultural, and even military ties to the United States.
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The Jackson-Vanik Amendment and U.S.-Russian Relations

February 03, 2010 // 11:00am12:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The Jackson-Vanik amendment to the 1974 Trade Act denied permanent normal trading relations to non- market economies that restricted emigration rights, and remains in force today for several states, including Russia. At a 3 February 2010 event cosponsored by the Kennan Institute and the Wilson Center on the Hill program, three experts discussed the legacy of Jackson- Vanik, and how the United States can contribute to improving the human rights atmosphere in Russia without reverting to the dynamics of the Cold War.
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Foreign Policy Challenges in 2010: The Islamic Crescent

January 29, 2010 // 9:00am10:30am
Wilson Center on the Hill
Experts on U.S. policy in Iran, Pakistan, the Arab-Israeli conflict and U.S. national security discuss current and future U.S. policy in the region.
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Obama Administration Relations With South America: A Conversation With Five U.S. Ambassadors

January 22, 2010 // 10:00am11:30am
Latin American Program
The five ambassadors to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay engaged in a discussion of Latin American domestic politics, foreign policy, and U.S. relations.
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Foreign Policy Challenges in 2010: The Developing World

January 15, 2010 // 9:00am10:30am
Wilson Center on the Hill
In the first session of a two part series, Wilson Center experts discuss policy challenges surrounding the developing world, including migration, development policy, climate change, and conflict resolution.
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Democratization as a Source of Tension Between the United States and Egypt

December 14, 2009 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Heba Elkoudsy, Visiting Arab Journalist, Woodrow Wilson Center

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