Past Events

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Australia and the Bomb

January 28, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
Based on new archival material from the Australian National Archives and interviews with former and current senior defense officials, Christine M. Leah's new book explores the historical origins of the Asian nuclear landscape and their profound consequences for contemporary policy regarding US extended deterrence and proliferation by allies.

Turkey’s Troubled Democracy and Foreign Policy

January 28, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Savaş Genç will discuss recent political developments, including concerns over the weakening of the rule of law, growing pressure on the judiciary and limits on the freedom of expression under Erdogan’s leadership. One focus will be media freedom which Genç argues has suffered the most as journalists have lost their jobs or been detained and newspapers and TV stations have been raided, raising questions about the future course of Erdogan’s “New Turkey:”
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Security and Energy Implications for the South Caucasus after Ukraine

January 28, 2015 // 9:00am2:30pm
Kennan Institute
As the Ukrainian crisis, and the associated political conflict between Russia and the West, continues, there is elevated risk of unanticipated spillover effects in neighboring regions. The focus of this conference, the South Caucasus, is particularly sensitive to the continuing conflict to the north, including the competition for political and economic influence in the region.
Webcast

A Mexican Utopia: Book Launch & Discussion of the Rule of Law in Mexico

January 28, 2015 // 9:00am11:00am
Mexico Institute
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to a book launch and discussion of the rule of law in Mexico. Wilson Center Global Fellow Luis Rubio will present his book "A Mexican Utopia: The Rule of Law is Possible." After his presentation, several leading analysts will discuss the development of the rule of law in Mexico, noting challenges and offering policy prescriptions.

CANCELLED - Bookmen at War: Libraries, Intelligence, and Cultural Policy in World War II

January 26, 2015 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
***Due to snow in the weather forecast, this week's Washington History Seminar has been cancelled.*** The Monuments Men have been justly celebrated for their rescue of art treasures in World War II. The focus on individual heroism, however, obscures the larger impact of the war on modern policies and practices toward information, knowledge, and culture. Kathy Peiss explores the role of librarians, collectors, and intelligence agents to explain why and how books mattered in a time of conflict and devastation.
Urban Opportunities
Webcast

Urban Opportunities: Perspectives on Climate Change, Resilience, and Inclusion

January 26, 2015 // 1:00pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
The Urban Sustainability Laboratory of the Wilson Center joins with USAID, International Housing Coalition, Cities Alliance and the World Bank to invite you to a seminar on: Urban Opportunities: Perspectives on Climate Change, Resilience, and Inclusion.
Webcast

Inequality in a Lower Growth Latin America

January 26, 2015 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Latin American Program
The Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and the World Bank’s Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Region are pleased to invite you a discussion of trends in inequality in the region and what lower rates of growth portend for both inequality and the oft-vaunted growth of the middle class.
Webcast

The Year Ahead in Environment and Energy

January 23, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
With the GOP now in control of Congress, President Obama forging ahead with his climate policies, environmental and energy issues will be grabbing lots of news headlines in 2015. Join the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Environmental Change and Security Program for the third annual “Year Ahead on Environment and Energy” event, where leading reporters and editors will discuss the critical issues that will shape 2015.
Webcast

The Strategic Importance of AGOA's Renewal: A Discussion with African Trade Ministers

January 22, 2015 // 4:30pm5:30pm
Africa Program
The Woodrow Wilson Center, in partnership with African Union Mission, hosts the African Union ministerial delegation in a discussion on the strategic importance of AGOA, its timely re-authorization, and its role in the economic transformation and deepening the regional integration of the continent.
Webcast

The New Silk Road Initiative Post-2014: Challenges and Opportunities

January 22, 2015 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Asia Program
The New Silk Road Initiative, originally envisioned in 2011, seeks to promote greater regional connectivity through improved trade and transit, the development of regional energy markets, strengthened customs and border operations, and deeper people-to-people and business relationships. What is the potential for this initiative, and what concrete steps have been taken? What are the challenges and opportunities, particularly against the backdrop of the recent foreign troop withdrawal from Afghanistan? And how can the New Silk Road Initiative help benefit an Afghanistan that faces major economic challenges?

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