July 08, 2014 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
The challenge of youth employment in Africa may appear daunting, yet Africa's vibrant youth represent an enormous opportunity, particularly now, when populations in much of the world are aging rapidly. Youth not only need jobs, but also create them. Africa's growing labor force can be an asset in the global marketplace.
July 08, 2014 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Middle East Program
July 07, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:15pm
Middle East Program
Iraq and Syria may be dominating the headlines, but the Israeli-Palestinian issue remains a volatile and unpredictable piece of the Middle Eastern puzzle. Join us as three veteran analysts and practitioners discuss the Palestinians and their politics, including the recent unity agreement, the impasse in the peace process, and the prospects for elections in the West Bank and Gaza.
This event is part of The Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Middle East Forum of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
July 01, 2014 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
This event focused on energy and its potential impact on future solutions to the Ukraine crisis, as well as overall relations among Russia, other Eurasian states, the European Union, and the United States. Editors of the second edition of Energy and Security (now in its second printing by Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press) Jan Kalicki and David Goldwyn have served in leading energy and foreign policy roles in five U.S. administrations, Democratic and Republican.
July 01, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:30am
On July 1, as part of the Latin America on the Rise series, the office of Congressman Sam Farr will be hosting a panel of experts to discuss the rise of Brazil.
June 30, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
A roadside billboard in Malawi reads: “No woman should die while giving life.” But in many countries, death or grave injury during childbirth is a frequent occurrence.
June 30, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Latin American Program
As many as 52,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America have arrived at the U.S. border since October, 2013 with the possibility of another 60,000 arriving before the end of this year. In this Ground Truth Briefing, three experts on the ground in Central America will discuss this developing crisis.
June 27, 2014 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
The prevalence of drunkenness in Russia is often dismissed as cliché— a cultural quirk of little political significance. But just as vodka plays a central role in Russian society, so too is it central to understanding Russian history and politics.
June 26, 2014 // 12:30pm — 1:30pm
Restoring Public Debt Sustainability: the Role of Independent Fiscal Institutions (Oxford University Press) represents the first comprehensive survey of a new generation of independent fiscal institutions, established to promote transparency in public finances through real-time monitoring of the soundness of budgetary policymaking. The editor George Kopits will discuss the book with Alice Rivlin.
June 26, 2014 // 11:30am — 1:00pm
On June 26th, Carlos Lauria, director of CPJ will share the findings of the "Halftime for the Brazilian Press" report with commentary from Brazil Institute Director, Paulo Sotero.