July 11, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
Global Europe Program
In recent years Russia has shown a growing interest in East European far-right parties. Now Russia, as Political Capital Institute research demonstrates, is increasingly involving itself with far-right and far-left parties of Western Europe as well. At a time of political and economic crisis some European political forces have become particularly receptive to Russia’s new conservative, increasingly nationalist message. PCI Director Peter Kreko will discuss the changing perception of Russia on the political fringes of European politics and the new challenges it poses for Euro-Atlantic integration at both the national and the EU level.
July 11, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Latin American Program
What are China’s economic, political, and strategic interests in the region? And while China is the most important Asian partner for many Latin American countries, how have relations with other Asian countries—India, South Korea, Japan—also broadened considerably?
July 11, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Middle East Program
Religious extremism is becoming more mainstream across Muslim majority countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. While violent groups such as Boko Haram and ISIS draw media attention, extremist groups and organizations recruit in communities and operate trans-nationally, using a variety of non-violent tactics too. The targeting and promotion of extremely intolerant views of women that restrict female access to schools, the workplace, and public spaces is a central feature of these movements. These movements are extremely well-funded by regional actors. They promote a clear vision and set of values, claiming the mantle of ethics and morality in the face of corrupt or predatory states. As purveyors of key social services in poor and disenfranchised communities, they have extensive reach and influence.
July 10, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
This year’s World Population Day focuses on youth engagement and the future of the global development agenda as the Millennium Development Goals expire next year. Young people are the key to building a sustainable future because the choices they make now will reverberate for decades to come.
July 08, 2014 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
The challenge of youth employment in Africa may appear daunting, yet Africa's vibrant youth represent an enormous opportunity, particularly now, when populations in much of the world are aging rapidly. Youth not only need jobs, but also create them. Africa's growing labor force can be an asset in the global marketplace.
July 08, 2014 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Middle East Program
July 07, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:15pm
Middle East Program
Iraq and Syria may be dominating the headlines, but the Israeli-Palestinian issue remains a volatile and unpredictable piece of the Middle Eastern puzzle. Join us as three veteran analysts and practitioners discuss the Palestinians and their politics, including the recent unity agreement, the impasse in the peace process, and the prospects for elections in the West Bank and Gaza.
This event is part of The Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Middle East Forum of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
July 01, 2014 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
This event focused on energy and its potential impact on future solutions to the Ukraine crisis, as well as overall relations among Russia, other Eurasian states, the European Union, and the United States. Editors of the second edition of Energy and Security (now in its second printing by the Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press) Jan Kalicki and David Goldwyn have served in leading energy and foreign policy roles in five U.S. administrations, Democratic and Republican.
July 01, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:30am
On July 1, as part of the Latin America on the Rise series, the office of Congressman Sam Farr will be hosting a panel of experts to discuss the rise of Brazil.
June 30, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
The World Health Organization recommends that all pregnant women attend a minimum of four antenatal care visits with a trained health care provider and that a number of key services be provided at those visits. However, there are large inequities in access, adherence, and quality of antenatal care between and within regions and countries.