July 23, 2015 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
Democratic ideals and cultural exchanges among nations have been seen as effective tools to encourage reconciliation between former adversaries. But that seemingly has not been the case in relations between Japan and South Korea, even if democratic values are shared. Wilson Center Fellow and Waseda University professor Toyomi Asano notes that it is important to share memories of the United States-led process of decolonization after the Japanese Empire’s defeat.
July 23, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Middle East Program
Who got what in the Iran nuclear deal? An Iran scholar, a sanctions specialist and nuclear experts discussed the meaning of the agreement and explored what’s next for all parties. This event was the fifth in the Iran Forum series sponsored by a consortium of eight Washington think tanks. They are: the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the RAND Corporation, the Arms Control Association, the Center for a New American Security, the Stimson Center, Partnership for a Secure America, and the Ploughshares Fund.
July 22, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Global Europe Program
This talk will draw on the ICTY’s experience as the first wartime international criminal tribunal to provide insight into how and when these institutions might affect violence against civilians.
July 22, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
U.S.-China-EU relations are of growing importance, but the trans-Atlantic implications of U.S.-China relations are not as well understood as the Japanese, Russian, or Southeast Asian contexts. The Wilson Center is pleased to partner with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in hosting this discussion of U.S.-Chinese-EU relations.
July 22, 2015 // 9:30am — 10:30am
The Mexico Institute is delighted to present a dial-in event in which expert analysts will offer their take on the broader implications of El Chapo's escape on the future of Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico security relationship
July 21, 2015 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
Yogesh Joshi will discuss the history of India's nuclear submarine program and its ever evolving relationship with India's nuclear ambition. The presentation will also discuss the role played by the Soviet Union in the development of India's nuclear submarine program.
July 21, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Maria Snegovaya discussed the intellectual trends that influenced Vladimir Putin’s thinking and partly served as an intellectual underpinning for the annexation of Crimea, the corresponding radical shift of Russia’s international doctrine, and the recent transformation of Russia’s post-Soviet identity.
July 17, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Traditionally considered a land power, Russia's drive to develop as a naval power dates back at least as far as the reign of Peter the Great. As part of a large defense modernization program, Russia has invested heavily in recent years to develop its navy and acquire new capabilities. What is the state and mission of Russian naval power today? Dmitry Gorenburg and Olga Oliker will discuss the future of Russia’s naval modernization and how it may have been affected by the conflict in Ukraine.
July 16, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
On July 16, 2015, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a discussion on engaging more women in science, technology, and innovation (STI) for sustainable development in Africa. Mr. Bobadoye Ayodotun, a visiting scholar from the Southern Voices Network* and a Research Officer at the African Technology Policy Study Network, presented his research on “Gender, Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development in Africa.” Ms. Jennifer Haskell, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Cooperation in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environment and Scientific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, also spoke, focusing on U.S. initiatives to increase women in STI in Africa.
July 16, 2015 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Middle East Program
In this podcast, four analysts and observers of Iran, Middle Eastern politics, and U.S. foreign policy assess the state of the current deal, the implications of this accord and the consequences for the region.