October 28, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
The famous 1970s investigations of the Central Intelligence Agency conducted by the Church Committee and others followed leaks of information from the intelligence agencies revealing activities that were illegal or abusive under the CIA’s charter. The CIA secretly compiled a document known as “The Family Jewels” detailing the abuses. This season of inquiry resulted in the intelligence oversight system that exists today. Now a fresh set of leaks confronts Americans, revealing widespread eavesdropping by the National Security Agency. What is the proper response to these revelations?
October 28, 2013 // 3:55pm — 5:15pm
The Wilson Center's Asia Program and Middle East Program present author Linda Robinson, senior international policy analyst at RAND and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar as she discusses her book, "One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare."
October 28, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Karina Korostelina examined the use of historical narratives as an element of nation building in Ukraine, and analyzed the role of history teachers in this process. Based on 60 semi-structural interviews with history teachers in Ukraine, the speaker described three major national narratives used by history teachers to produce specific meaning of social identity among school pupils.
October 25, 2013 // 12:30pm — 1:30pm
Middle East Program
Ziada focuses on future steps and what Egypt needs to do most in the upcoming years to guarantee inclusion of women and youth, proper representation of all factions, transitional justice, and the role of military vs. state institutions.
October 24, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Future Economic and Energy Prospects in Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean
October 24, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Latin American Program
"Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will" is a path-breaking study by Professor Alison Brysk in which she analyzes how human rights rhetoric works, and how to make it work better.
October 23, 2013 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Cold War International History Project
During the final fifteen years of the Cold War, southern Africa underwent a period of upheaval, with dramatic twists and turns in relations between the superpowers. Americans, Cubans, Soviets, and Africans fought over the future of Angola, where tens of thousands of Cuban soldiers were stationed, and over the decolonization of Namibia, Africa's last colony. Beyond lay the great prize: South Africa.
October 23, 2013 // 9:35am — 12:30pm
On October 23rd, the Brazil Institute, in partnership with the Canada Institute, hosted a discussion on the implications of Brazil's postponed state visit and the new proposed internet regulatory framework.
October 22, 2013 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Global food price spikes in 2008 and again in 2011 coincided with a surge of political unrest in low- and middle-income countries. Governments and philanthropic foundations have begun redoubling efforts to resuscitate agricultural research and technology transfer, as well as to accelerate the modernization of food value chains to deliver high quality food inexpensively, faster, and in greater volumes to urban consumers. But is this enough?
October 21, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Pro-communist coup, military counter-coup, and subsequent mass killings in Indonesia in 1965/66 represent one of the major dramas of the Cold War. The powerful domestic impact of those events continues to haunt Indonesia until today, while the role of foreign actors remains largely hidden. Basing their talk on the first international academic conference held on this subject on Indonesian territory (in 2011), the speakers will introduce their edited book, Indonesia and the World, 1965-66, discuss international complicities, and address the current state of debate.