Past Events

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Nigeria in Focus: An Assessment of the 2015 Elections

April 07, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
On April 7, 2015, the Woodrow Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a panel of experts to assess the outcome of the recent national elections in Nigeria, held on March 28 after a six-week postponement. In an historic election, opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress Party (APC) defeated incumbent Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Podcast

Media Briefing: Summit of the Americas

April 06, 2015 // 10:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
Experts on South America, Mexico, Brazil and Canada take media questions ahead of the Summit of the Americas
Webcast

A Conversation with the President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete

April 03, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
On April 3, 2015, the Wilson Center Africa Program was honored to host the President of Tanzania, His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete. As his second and final constitutional term comes to a close, President Kikwete reflected on his presidency, examining his accomplishments, some of the key challenges he has faced, and lessons learned from his 10 years in office.
Podcast

Yemen Melts Down: Is There a Solution?

April 03, 2015 // 9:00am10:00am
Ambassador Stephen Seche, Attorney Haykal Bafana, and Journalist Peter Salisbury discuss whether Yemen is becoming a proxy battleground in the Sunni-Shiite conflict now raging across the Middle East.
Webcast

Pakistan's Intensified Countermilitancy Push: Real Deal or False Hope

April 02, 2015 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Asia Program
After the terrorist attack on an army-run school in Peshawar in December 2014, Pakistan vowed to step up efforts to combat militancy, and to eliminate its policy of distinguishing between “good” and “bad” militants. Some observers, however, are skeptical that lasting progress will be made.

Iraq: Now and After ISIS

April 02, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Ambassador Sumaida’ie, who recently returned from Iraq, will discuss the evolution of the struggle in Iraq is both complex and consequential. The outcome is going to be a major factor in determining the future shape of the region, and will have a significant impact on global geopolitics. The United States as well as other players should have a clear eyed assessment of where things are heading, and what needs to be done if the direction of events is not palatable.
Webcast

Do Western Values Threaten China? The Motives and Methods of Xi Jinping’s Ideology Campaign

April 02, 2015 // 9:00am10:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Chinese government warnings against the pernicious influence of “Western values” have surged under Xi Jinping and vigilance against Western influence is now a guiding component of his policies.This discussion focussed on how wariness of Western values is related to anti-corruption, the CCP’s reform programs, and China’s policy toward the United States. Read the summary or watch the video now!
Podcast

Iran Nuclear Talks: The Day After

April 01, 2015 // 1:45pm2:45pm
What are the consequences of the latest round of U.S.-Iranian nuclear talks? Will politics in Washington, Tehran, Jerusalem, and other players in the region make a comprehensive agreement possible? Join us BY PHONE as three prominent foreign policy analysts of Iran, Israel, and U.S. policy discuss the negotiations, the region, and the future of U.S.-Iranian relations.
Webcast

South Asia Consultation on Maternal Health: Regional Dialogue and Way Forward

March 31, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
The state of maternal health in South Asia is difficult to assess. Although rates of maternal mortality are declining between 2 and 2.5 percent a year overall, the region’s massive population – one fifth of the world and over 1 billion people in India alone – means it still accounts for one out of three maternal deaths.

Murdering Patrice Lumumba

March 30, 2015 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
When Belgium relinquished control of the Belgian Congo in June 1960, a charismatic Patrice Lumumba became prime minister of the new Republic. Stability immediately broke down. The army mutinied, while Katanga Province seceded. Six months later Lumumba was murdered in Katanga; his undisputed rule as Congo’s first democratically elected leader had lasted ten weeks. Over fifty years later, the circumstances and symbolism of Lumumba’s assassination still troubled people around the world. Bruce Kuklick examines this defining event in postcolonial Africa. He reveals a tangled international political history in which many people—black and white, well-meaning and ruthless, African, European, and American—bear responsibility for the untimely death of a national dream.

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