February 25, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
With international troops withdrawing from Afghanistan, Afghan efforts to promote security will increasingly be taking center stage. This event examines the extent to which Afghan nongovernment organizations (NGOs) can help achieve stability.
February 25, 2014 // 1:30pm — 2:30pm
Over the past few months, Mexico’s PAN party has emerged as the pivotal ally for President Enrique Peña Nieto’s PRI government. In December 2013 it was the PAN which supported the government’s constitutional reform of the energy sector. The leader of the PAN, Gustavo Madero, was instrumental in not only achieving that consensus, but in shaping the legislation itself.
February 25, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Latin American Program
The Latin American Program, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion of the region's recent gains in reducing poverty and inequality.
February 24, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Histories of the minimum wage are usually written within national analytic frameworks. Research in the New York Public Library on the first minimum wage, legislated in Victoria, Australia, in 1896, convinced historian Marilyn Lake that a world history approach was necessary, one that located this experiment in “state socialism” in the context of both the longue duree of imperial labor relations and encounters between the subjects of the British and Chinese empires in the new world of urban Melbourne.
February 24, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Join us for the launch of USAID’s Water and Conflict Toolkit for Programming, a document designed to help development practitioners gain a deeper understanding of the forces driving violence and instability related to water.
February 24, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:00am
After violence swept over Kyiv the last few days leaving dozens dead and hundreds wounded, opposition leaders have apparently reached an agreement with President Viktor Yanukovych to try to halt the rapidly escalating crisis. In this Ground Truth Briefing, experts discuss the current state of affairs in Ukraine.
February 24, 2014 // 9:15am — 12:00pm
There is a perception that it is not possible to do business in Russia without engaging in corruption. While corruption in Russia is a fact of life, individual businesses are employing a range of strategies to reduce their exposure and give them access to international partners. The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the Kennan Institute present expert findings on this timely issue.
February 20, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
With maternal mortality and other women’s health targets among those lagging furthest behind in the soon-to-expire Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), new thinking is needed to better address gender-based health inequities. At the same time, universal health coverage is expected to figure prominently in any post-MDG development framework.
February 19, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On February 19th, the first Managing Our Planet Panel of 2014 focused on the impact of climate change on our oceans' ecosystems.
February 19, 2014 // 12:30pm — 1:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
In this conversation, Robin Cook, bestselling author and master of the medical thriller discusses "Cell," his 33rd and newest book. It is a gripping story that focuses on the potential of the smartphone as a medical tool – and the risks that we face if this new revolution in health technology is mishandled. Robin Cook has a unique ability to see the issues we are all going to be talking about for decades and turn them into a great story.