December 10, 2013 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
This event is CANCELED and the Wilson Center is CLOSED due to inclement weather. We will attempt to reschedule for 2014.
December 10, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Due to inclement weather, this event has been cancelled. Frédéric Bozo will speak on his new book "A History of the Iraqi Crisis: France, the United States, and Iraq, 1991-2003". Based on exclusive French archival sources and numerous interviews with former officials in both countries, Frédéric Bozo retraces the history of the international crisis that culminated in the 2003 Iraqi conflict.
December 10, 2013 // 8:30am — 12:00pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
The Ministry of Unification of the Republic of Korea, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, and the Wilson Center will host the next Korea Global Forum Workshop in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
December 09, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
In this presentation, Jacqueline Jones will focus upon the different uses of the myth of race in specific times and places. The life-stories of a Maryland slave murdered by his master; a fugitive in Revolutionary South Carolina; a savvy businesswoman in antebellum Providence; a principled Republican in post-Civil War Savannah; a school principal in segregationist Mississippi; and a Marxist autoworker in industrial Detroit all suggest the shifting, contradictory nature of racial mythologies from the seventeenth century to the present.
December 09, 2013 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Can technology help prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV), particularly in low- and middle-income countries?
December 09, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Since he rose to power over a decade ago, Russian President Putin has striven to reassert Russia as a great power. His recent initiative on Syria has put it back on center stage, at least in the Middle East. But Russia's slowing economic growth and a range of foreign policy challenges raise questions about its future as a great power. What does Putin's Russia need to do domestically and abroad to fulfill its great-power ambitions? And can it succeed?
December 09, 2013 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
Ali Riaz looks at “landslide elections” – where the winning side received close to two-thirds of the votes cast -- in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka over the past four decades.
December 09, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:00am
Middle East Program
Panelists will discuss potential reform for higher education in Muslim societies.
December 06, 2013 // 6:00pm — 9:00pm
Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
The Department of Contemporary History at the University of Vienna, in collaboration with the Wilson Center's Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, will host a panel discussion on the 60th anniversary of U.S. President Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" speech to the United Nationals General Assembly. The discussion will be held off-site at the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue on 6 December 2013 at 6:00PM. Speakers include Joseph Pilat, Odette Jankowitsch, Elisabeth Röhrlich, and Oliver Rathkolb.
December 06, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Latin American Program
A discussion about the progress of the peace process in Colombia.