April 30, 2015 // 5:00pm — 7:00pm
The 2015 Leon Jaworski Public Program will focus on the symbolic attributes of the Great Charter to examine “what makes Magna Carta mythic.” Exploring the mythic and iconic qualities of Magna Carta can help us better understand an eight-century-long legal-political tradition, its endurance, and continuing significance for the twenty-first century.
April 30, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
This discussion featured three Russian experts who have each spent time at the Wilson Center (with support from the U.S. Embassy, Moscow’s “Peer-to-Peer Program”). The panel compared the Russian and American experience and practice of public oversight. The results of their study include both expected and unexpected findings. For example, while U.S.-based organizations that work on government oversight are older and operate in a freer environment, there are areas where Russian groups and individuals are able to access state information faster and more reliably.
April 29, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:30am
This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to unveil its final rule for existing power plants as part of the Clean Power Plan. Hydropower, a zero-emission, dispatchable, base-load power source makes up more than half of renewable electricity generation in the United States. Canada supplies the United States with approximately 32 TWh of hydropower with room for significant additional expansion. Linked to the U.S. electricity grid through dozens of connections, Canadian hydropower exports have the potential to play an important role as states seek to reduce power sector emissions to comply with the Clean Power Plan.
April 28, 2015 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
Middle East Program
How does Israel look at the emerging U.S.-Iranian nuclear agreement? What are the prospects of negotiations with the Palestinians? And what are the implications of recent Israeli elections for Israel’s national security policies? Please join us for the second in a series of conversations with prominent Israeli politicians and experts about the future of Israel in the region and the U.S.-Israeli relationship.
April 28, 2015 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
On Governance: What It Is, What It Measures and Its Policy Uses, the latest book by Wilson Center Fellow Robert Rotberg, answers these questions. On Tuesday, April 28, we examined these questions of governance on the African continent and globally.
April 28, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Mexico Institute hosted Mexico’s Under Secretary of Energy Planning and Transition, Leonardo Beltrán, who will spoke on both Mexico’s energy reform process and the prospects for renewable energy and carbon gas emissions reductions. At the same time, we were proud to launch our new publication “Renewable Energy in Mexico’s Northern Border Region,” which analyzes the current renewable energy situation in the north of the country and potential opportunities to engage in a productive relationship with the private and the public sectors in the United States.
April 27, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
In 1959, the Dalai Lama fled Lhasa leaving the People’s Republic of China with a crisis on its Tibetan frontier. Drawing upon never before seen Chinese sources, Sulmaan Khan tells, for the first time, the story of how non-state actors moving across the Tibetan borderlands exposed state weakness and caused the PRC to move from empire-lite to a harder, heavier imperial formation. That change transformed Chinese policy towards the third world and the Cold War.
April 27, 2015 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Middle East Program
Saad Hariri, the former Prime Minister of Lebanon and the leader of the Movement of the Future, discussed the Syrian conflict and its implications on security in Lebanon and the MENA region.
April 27, 2015 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
Global Europe Program
The Ahtisaari Symposium series, established at the Wilson Center in 2010 in honor of Nobel Laureate and former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, provides a forum for discussion of historical and policy perspectives on vital European security issues. In cooperation with the University of Helsinki, the Wilson Center also hosts a scholarship program for Finnish professionals from the scholarly, media, business and public policy communities.
April 24, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
International Security Studies
Scott Sagan, 2015 awardee of the National Academy of Science’s Estes Award, will speak at the Wilson Center’s Nonproliferation Forum on “Atomic Aversion and Just War Principles: New Evidence on US Public Opinion”