October 31, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
In this talk, the panelists will present evidence of violence-induced internal displacement in Mexico, the ways in which both society and the government addressed it, and the challenges ahead for Peña Nieto's administration.
October 31, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:00am
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
October 30, 2013 // 12:50pm — 3:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Continuing with our focus on the critical importance of entrepreneurship to the American economy, on October 30, 2013, PAGE will host Jeanne Hulit, Acting Administrator of the SBA, to discuss public policies or private practices could increase the availability of small business financing in the future and innovative businesses that can drive future growth and prosperity.
October 30, 2013 // 8:55am — 12:30pm
Latin American Program
Across the Americas, governments on occasion have negotiated – often unofficially – with various kinds of criminal organizations in an effort to reduce violence and improve citizen security. Please join us as regional experts examine these efforts in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States.
October 30, 2013 // 8:30am — 11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Across the world, a disproportionately high pregnancy rate among young girls in rural and impoverished areas has had a profoundly negative effect on their opportunities for education, health, and long-term employment. In the United Nations Population Fund’s latest State of World Population report, the authors analyze not only the root causes of these inequities, but also solutions. Join us at the Wilson Center for the launch of The State of World Population 2013, with Dianne Stewart, director of the Information and External Relations Division of the United Nations Population Fund; Fagbenle Oluwaseun Oyindamola, leadership and advocacy fellow for Women in Africa; Beverly Johnston, senior policy advisor in USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health; Robert Blum, chair of the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Heather Boonstra, senior public policy associate at the Guttmacher Institute.
October 29, 2013 // 8:55am — 10:30am
Middle East Program
Lebanon hosts more refugees from Syria than any other country in the region, placing tremendous strain on Lebanese host communities, public services, and infrastructure. Join this conversation about the humanitarian impact of the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon and what steps the international community is taking to address the issue.
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
Karyna 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.