United States Events

Waking from the Dream: the Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King

December 01, 2014 // 2:28pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Exaggerated accounts of urban violence after Martin Luther King’s assassination, David Chappell will argue, have long obscured national reactions of far greater significance. Most important was the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which had been hopelessly stalled in Congress since 1966.

Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy

November 20, 2014 // 1:00pm2:00pm
International Security Studies
In Restraint, Barry R. Posen argues that the United States has grown incapable of moderating its ambitions in international politics. After setting out the political implications of restraint as a guiding principle, Posen sketches the appropriate military forces and posture that would support such a strategy.

The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the Revolutionary World, and the Fate of Empire

November 17, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Britain seemingly should have won the Revolutionary War. Its failure to do so is commonly assumed to be due to the incompetence of commanders and the politicians who are ridiculed in fiction and in movies. Although less crudely presented, such caricatures even permeate scholarly literature. The talk will challenge the stereotypes and offer a very different explanation of why Britain lost the American War of Independence.
Webcast

CANCELLED From Barrier to Opportunity: Unlocking the Complex Economic Dynamics of the US-Mexico Border

November 17, 2014 // 9:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is pleased to host a discussion on unlocking economic opportunities at the U.S.-Mexico border. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Webcast

The First Binational Forum on Migration and the Right to an Identity: The Double Invisibility of Mexican Migrants in light of Potential U.S. Immigration Reform

November 12, 2014 // 11:30am2:30pm
Mexico Institute
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and the Be Foundation are pleased to host the First Binational Forum on Migration and the Right to an Identity: The Double Invisibility of Mexican Migrants in light of Potential U.S. Immigration Reform.
Energy & Security
Webcast

The Energy Security Renaissance in North America

November 06, 2014 // 10:30am12:00pm
Canada Institute
The recent surge in North American oil and natural gas is moving the balance of power in energy production from the Middle East to the West. Soon, Mexican energy reforms and newly accessible Arctic resources will add to this North American energy boom. U.S. energy infrastructure and policies must adapt to meet the energy revolution occuring in North America. At the same time, energy consumption is growing exponentially in Asia, raising new challenges and opportunities for East-West cooperation in international energy.

Chasing Shadows: The Nixon Tapes, the Chennault Affair, and the Origins of Watergate

November 03, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Forty years after Watergate forced Richard Nixon to resign, Americans still ask why he launched the cover-up that destroyed his presidency. Ken Hughes traces the origins of Watergate back to the final days of the 1968 presidential campaign, when the Nixon campaign sabotaged Vietnam peace talks for political gain, and argues that Nixon’s ultimate loss of the White House was rooted in an obsession with seizing the evidence of the crime by which he gained the presidency in the first place.
Webcast

FAPESP-U.S. Collaborative Research on the Amazon

October 28, 2014 // 8:30am5:30pm
Brazil Institute
The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the United States Department of Energy Office of Science, in partnership with the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute, held an all-day symposium on collaborative research projects led by scientists in the state of São Paulo, Brazil and in the U.S., targeting the discovery of new science about the Amazon.
Webcast

TPP and the Political Economy of U.S.-Japan Trade Negotiations

October 22, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Japan may no longer be the economic threat it once was, but tensions with the United States still prevail over trade, most notably in pushing forward with the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

Dairy Policy Reform in Canada & the United States: Protection at Home or International Trade? (Toronto)

October 22, 2014 // 8:00am9:30am
Canada Institute
Panelists Martha Hall Findlay and Joe Balagtas will assess the progress to date on implementing dairy policy reforms and discuss the cost of inaction in terms of global competitiveness—in particular, international dairy markets.

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