United States Events

Lessons of Iran-Contra: Behind the Scenes of Ronald Reagan's Iran Gambit, 1985-86

September 22, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Based on intensive research into once-classified records, as well as interviews and other accounts from Americans, Iranians and Israelis, Malcolm Byrne will revisit the Reagan administration’s controversial initiative toward Iran in 1985-1986. What was its real purpose? Who were the Iranians involved and what did they want? What was Israel’s role? What are the long-term lessons and impact of the operation?
Podcast

Teleconference: ISIS, Assad, and the Syrian Opposition: Challenges Confronting US Policy in Syria

September 22, 2014 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
As the Obama Administration seeks to fashion a policy to counter ISIS, it confronts a complex situation on the ground, particularly in Syria. Three analysts and experts discuss the military/political landscape in Syria and the challenges it poses.
Webcast

Revisiting Our Black Mosaic: Black Mosaic 20th Anniversary

September 19, 2014 // 9:00am3:50pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
This symposium will address relevant urban issues over the past two decades. It serves to bridge past museum research with current initiatives and renew the community relationships that are crucial to the Museum’s work.
Webcast

American Isolationism: Is it a Myth or a Reality?

September 15, 2014 // 12:30pm1:45pm
The Chicago Council releases its 40th anniversary survey of Americans thoughts on foreign policy issues. An expert panel discusses the results, what it means for the future of U.S. policy, and what policymakers should learn from the public.
Webcast

Complexity and the Art of Public Policy

September 12, 2014 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Public Engagement in an Age of Complexity, part of the Science & Technology Innovation Program, is proud to host economist David Colander to discuss the ideas in his new book, Complexity and the Art of Public Policy: Solving Society’s Problems from the Bottom Up.
Podcast

Teleconference: Can Iraq Be Saved? The US, ISIS and Iraqi Political Reconciliation

August 13, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
The situation in Iraq is as complicated as it is grim. ISIS continues to surge as the US tries to contain its gains through military strikes and direct military assistance to the Kurds. Meanwhile Baghdad boils as a new Prime Minister-designate faces off against an old one who refuses to give way. What are the prospects for checking ISIS and for political reconciliation in Iraq?
Webcast

Laying the BRICS of a New Global Order: From Yekaterinburg 2009 to eThekwini 2013

August 12, 2014 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
The meteoric rise of the BRICS group has led to an unprecedented increase in partnership, trade, and investment among some of the world’s most dynamic economies. Yet this increase in cooperation should not be allowed to obscure the complexities and contradictions inherent within this cohort of emerging global actors.
Webcast

National Security and Climate Change: What Do We Need to Know?

July 29, 2014 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The effects of climate change “are here now” and pose a “serious challenge” for the United States, said Alice Hill, White House senior advisor for preparedness and resilience.
Webcast

Innovation in STEM Education: 400,000 Hours of Practice

July 22, 2014 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is seen by leaders from across the globe as key to economic success and prosperity. As the body of STEM-learning research grows, Einstein Fellows: Best Practices in STEM Education provides the unique perspective of 15 nationally recognized educators who have spent, collectively, more than 400,000 hours at the interface between teaching and learning. The volume brings powerful insight about what really works when it comes to teaching and learning STEM. On July 22, 2014, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosted a panel discussion with the authors of this highly anticipated publication. At a time when our Nation struggles to improve STEM education, the authors bring the “teacher voice” front and center, with innovative ideas for STEM education policy makers, organizations, teacher trainers, school administrators, and formal and informal educators.

Iran Sanctions: What the U.S. Cedes in a Nuclear Deal (at U.S. Institute of Peace)

July 08, 2014 // 9:30am11:00am
Middle East Program

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