Past Events

China and Latin America: Seeking a Path to Sustainable Development

April 16, 2015 // 10:00am12:00pm
China Environment Forum
The rise of China has been a boon to the economies of Latin America for more than a decade with Chinese investment being particularly active in the energy and mining sectors.
Webcast

Emergent Africa: The Role of African Multilateral Institutions in Trade and Investment, Development, and Poverty Reduction

April 16, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program for a special session on trade, investment, and sustainable development featuring the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Donald Kaberuka. Join us as Dr. Kaberuka shares his reflections on Africa’s accomplishments, current challenges, and opportunities for the future regarding trade, investment, and development throughout the continent.
Webcast

Assessing U.S. Sanctions: Impact, Effectiveness, Consequences

April 16, 2015 // 8:45am3:30pm
Kennan Institute
The unfolding crisis in Ukraine has the United States and its European allies struggling to find a way to respond to Russia’s actions and continuing violation of Ukrainian sovereignty. To date, that response is centered on calibrated but escalating sanctions against Russia. Once again, American reliance on sanctions as an essential foreign policy tool is on display.

Russian Media and Ukraine’s Domestic Politics

April 15, 2015 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Kennan Institute
The Russian state increasingly uses state-controlled television as a means of propaganda both within its own borders and abroad. Using precinct-level electoral returns and survey data, Leonid Peisakhin discussed how exposure to Russian television impacted Ukrainian voters in the 2014 presidential and parliamentary elections.

Who’s Afraid of the Fact-Checker?

April 15, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
Global Europe Program
Why has fact-checking become such an important part of journalism?The discussion will provide insight into how fact-checking is done in practice and why fact-checking politicians, pundits, and policymakers, has recently become a global trend in online journalism.
Webcast

Southern European Energy Corridor: Status, Prospects and Geopolitics

April 14, 2015 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Global Europe Program
New pipelines are carrying natural gas and oil from the Caspian and Russia to Turkey and beyond to Europe. In this southern European landscape, pipeline proposals like Nabucco and South Stream have given way to more focused initiatives, including the Southern Corridor Pipeline and a newly proposed “Turkish Stream” to parallel the Blue Stream pipeline from Russia across the Black Sea to Turkey. At stake is the energy security of Central and Eastern Europe, which historically have depended almost entirely on Russia for their energy supplies.
Webcast

The African Union & the United States: Forging Trade and Investment Partnerships for Agenda 2063

April 14, 2015 // 9:00am11:00am
Africa Program
Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program for a half-day event on trade and investment partnerships between the African Union and the United States, featuring H.E. Dr. Nkozasana Dlamini-Zuma, African Union Commission Chairperson.

A Path to Win the War on Pollution? Environmental Law Reform in China

April 14, 2015 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
The pressure on polluters in China is likely to intensify with the revisions of the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Law and moving towards the creation of a national framework for emissions trading.

Rivalry and Alliance Politics in Cold War Latin America

April 13, 2015 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Rivalry and Alliance Politics in Cold War Latin America, the first systematic analysis of these conflicts among US allies, argues that bureaucratic interests, rather than international mistrust or diplomatic missteps, fueled protracted rivalry among allies. Author Christopher Darnton discusses four critical conflict-resolution initiatives between Argentina and Brazil from 1949 to 1980, based on research in both countries’ foreign ministry archives.

Hafu: The Mixed-Race Experience in Japan

April 13, 2015 // 2:00pm4:15pm
Asia Program
With nearly 98 percent of the population believed to be nationals of the country, Japan can seem to be a racially homogenous society. For foreigners already calling Japan home, though, living in a country where there is little racial diversity can be a challenge. That includes those who are half-Japanese.

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