Past Events

The History Manifesto

April 20, 2015 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
How should historians speak truth to power - and why does it matter? Why is five hundred years better than five months or five years as a planning horizon? And why is history - especially long-term history - so essential to understanding the multiple pasts which gave rise to our conflicted present? The History Manifesto is a call to arms to historians and everyone interested in the role of history in contemporary society.

The Third Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture on U.S.-East Asia Relations

April 20, 2015 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Thomas Fingar, Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, former deputy director of national intelligence for analysis and former chairman of the National Intelligence Council, discusses U.S. policy toward China.

Remembering WWII: the 70th Anniversary of Victory

April 20, 2015 // 3:00pm6:00pm
Kennan Institute
May 2015 marks 70 years since the momentous victory of the allied forces in Europe. Victory was achieved only through enormous sacrifice and global cooperation amongst the allies. The Kennan Institute hosted a panel discussion of U.S.-Soviet partnership during the war. The panel was followed by a reception, sponsored by the Russian Embassy, to launch a month-long exhibit of archival photos that chronicle the U.S.-Soviet war effort.

Politics of a Nuclear Deal: Former U.S. & Iranian Officials Debate (Held at U.S. Institute of Peace)

April 20, 2015 // 9:30am11:00am
Middle East Program
Iran and the world's six major powers now face a June 30 deadline for converting a blueprint into a final nuclear deal. A unique panel of former U.S. and Iranian officials will assess the status of the talks and the political dynamics that will determine the fate of any agreement in Washington and Tehran.
Webcast

Will Brazil Keep its Investment Grade Status? A Conversation with Experts on the Country's Macroeconomic Prospects in a Time of Crisis

April 17, 2015 // 11:00am12:30pm
Brazil Institute
On April 17, the Brazil Institute will convene a panel of experts to review the current economic situation in Brazil.

25 Years Since the Baltic Revolution: Marking Accomplishments, Facing Challenges

April 17, 2015 // 10:00am11:45am
Kennan Institute
This anniversary year, in which Latvia holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, presents a timely opportunity to review what the Baltics have accomplished in the past quarter century as well as current and future challenges that they face. As Latvia prepares to host a May 2015 Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, it is also appropriate to assess the relevance of Baltic experience to others seeking closer ties with European and trans-Atlantic structures.

China and Latin America: Seeking a Path to Sustainable Development

April 16, 2015 // 10:00am12:00pm
China Environment Forum
The rise of China has been a boon to the economies of Latin America for more than a decade with Chinese investment being particularly active in the energy and mining sectors.
Webcast

Emergent Africa: The Role of African Multilateral Institutions in Trade and Investment, Development, and Poverty Reduction

April 16, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
On April 16, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, for a special session on trade, investment, and sustainable development. Dr. Kaberuka shared his reflections on Africa’s accomplishments, current challenges, and opportunities for the future regarding trade, investment, and development throughout the continent.
Webcast

Assessing U.S. Sanctions: Impact, Effectiveness, Consequences

April 16, 2015 // 8:45am3:30pm
Kennan Institute
Full video from all three panels as well as the keynote address are available here.

Russian Media and Ukraine’s Domestic Politics

April 15, 2015 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Kennan Institute
The Russian state increasingly uses state-controlled television as a means of propaganda both within its own borders and abroad. Using precinct-level electoral returns and survey data, Leonid Peisakhin discussed how exposure to Russian television impacted Ukrainian voters in the 2014 presidential and parliamentary elections.

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