March 19, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On March 17th, the Brazil Institute, along with George Mason University and the Environmental Change and Security Program, will be hosting a discussion on the effects of climate change on the Arctic.
March 19, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
China Environment Forum
CEF is proud to host a documentary by the Chinese filmmaker Jian Yi. His film What's for Dinner? provides a unique look into the rapidly growing consumption of meat and other animal products in China.
March 19, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Though the United States and Canada are the world's largest trading partners, internal politics and long wait times at the shared border have hurt both trade and tourism. With Asian economies on the rise, noted Canadian journalist Diane Francis argues in her book, "Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country," that the United States and Canada should merge to become an economic superpower.
March 18, 2014 // 2:30pm — 4:30pm
POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 18th
The Brazil Institute will host the first of a series of seminars on this year’s elections.
March 18, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The Russian non-governmental sector has come under increased scrutiny since the passage of the 2012 law calling on certain NGOs engaged in political activity to register as foreign agents. While this legislation clearly has hindered NGO development, most Russian non-profits are engaged in more traditional activities and have not been affected by this law. This diverse panel addressed the current environment for Russian NGOs, looking at how these groups seek to foster active civic engagement in today’s Russia.
March 18, 2014 // 8:30am — 9:30am
Middle East Program
With President Obama due to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on March 17, Palestinian Authority Lead Negotiator Saeb Erekat discusses the state of the peace process.
March 17, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Most Americans have a distorted memory of the decline and fall of the Civil Rights Movement, David Chappell will argue. Press coverage at the time, and retrospective accounts from academia and mass media, blew the riots that followed the King assassination out of proportion.
March 17, 2014 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Miscommunication, misinterpretation, and misinformation have abounded in the last weeks as Ukraine's crisis has careened from violence in the capital and mass protests throughout the country, perilously close to the brink of war in Crimea. Now more than ever, a clear picture of what is going on in Crimea, Ukraine and the region is vitally important. Join us by phone to discuss the situation with key experts.
March 14, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:00am
Noted Canadian pollster and author Michael Adams will discuss his recent public opinion research tracking the evolution of Canadian and American social values. Adams will discuss some of the big changes he has observed since he published Fire and Ice: The United States, Canada and the Myth of Converging Values in 2004.
March 13, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey Into the Gulag of the Russian Mind is the result of Nina Khrushcheva’s determination to unravel accusations that Nikita Khrushchev’s oldest son Leonid—author’s grandfather—was a traitor to Russia during World War II, accusations that, she finds, are greatly wrapped up in political criticisms against her great-grandfather Nikita.