April 13, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Rivalry and Alliance Politics in Cold War Latin America, the first systematic analysis of these conflicts among US allies, argues that bureaucratic interests, rather than international mistrust or diplomatic missteps, fueled protracted rivalry among allies. Author Christopher Darnton discusses four critical conflict-resolution initiatives between Argentina and Brazil from 1949 to 1980, based on research in both countries’ foreign ministry archives.
April 13, 2015 // 2:00pm — 4:15pm
With nearly 98 percent of the population believed to be nationals of the country, Japan can seem to be a racially homogenous society. For foreigners already calling Japan home, though, living in a country where there is little racial diversity can be a challenge. That includes those who are half-Japanese.
April 11, 2015 // 9:00am — April 20, 2015 // 5:00pm
Global Women's Leadership Initiative
The WPSP Institute at Mills College focused on “Women, Water, and the World: How Women Can Solve the Earth’s Water Crisis.” Institute participants were drawn from around the globe with an emphasis on working to re-build their communities, expanding their public service orientation, and promoting sustainable economic livelihoods. How women use water, share knowledge, and promote sound management and conservation of water are key issues for our planet’s future and critical issues for women in public service.
April 09, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
In high-income countries, as many as 10 to 15 percent of women experience depression, anxiety, or other non-psychotic mental health challenges during pregnancy or the year after giving birth. In developing countries, the chances rise to 16 percent of pregnant women and 20 percent of post-natal women, according to Jane Fisher, professor of women’s health at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
April 09, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
On April 9th André Singer and Sergio Fausto, speaking from São Paulo, will offer their perspectives on the unfolding challenges faced by President Dilma Rousseff amidst an abrupt weakening and a political and economic crisis.
April 08, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:00pm
Global Europe Program
Legislators on both sides of the Atlantic have expressed growing concern about tax inversion and its impact on both investment and tax revenues. In recent years, the practice has been the subject of heated public debate both in the US and in the European Union. In February 2015, following public and political interest in advanced tax ruling practices in Member States, the European Parliament set up the TAXE committee. Alain Lamassoure, Chairman of the TAXE committee, will speak about this unique initiative of the European Parliament and of the need of transatlantic cooperation in this field.
April 08, 2015 // 1:30pm — 3:00pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Richard Bernstein’s new book, China 1945, explores the histories, interests, assumptions, and personalities that shaped bilateral relations for three decades in the final year of World War II. His gripping study asks whether an opportunity to forge productive relations with the PRC was “lost” by China hands and American leaders, or whether the United States of the mid-20th Century was faced with an essentially Chinese drama in which it could play only a minor role.
April 08, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Middle East Program
Ismail Alexandrani discussed the Egyptian army’s security policy in the Sinai Peninsula. He presented the view from the ground based on field investigations and sociological research.
April 07, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
On April 7, 2015, the Woodrow Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a panel of experts to assess the outcome of the recent national elections in Nigeria, held on March 28 after a six-week postponement. In an historic election, opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress Party (APC) defeated incumbent Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
April 06, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Latin American Program
Experts on South America, Mexico, Brazil and Canada take media questions ahead of the Summit of the Americas