April 20, 2015 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Middle East Program
Iran and the world's six major powers now face a June 30 deadline for converting a blueprint into a final nuclear deal. A unique panel of former U.S. and Iranian officials will assess the status of the talks and the political dynamics that will determine the fate of any agreement in Washington and Tehran.
April 17, 2015 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
On April 17, the Brazil Institute will convene a panel of experts to review the current economic situation in Brazil.
April 17, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:45am
This anniversary year, in which Latvia holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, presents a timely opportunity to review what the Baltics have accomplished in the past quarter century as well as current and future challenges that they face. As Latvia prepares to host a May 2015 Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, it is also appropriate to assess the relevance of Baltic experience to others seeking closer ties with European and trans-Atlantic structures.
April 16, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
On April 16, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, for a special session on trade, investment, and sustainable development. Dr. Kaberuka shared his reflections on Africa’s accomplishments, current challenges, and opportunities for the future regarding trade, investment, and development throughout the continent.
April 16, 2015 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
China Environment Forum
The rise of China has been a boon to the economies of Latin America for more than a decade with Chinese investment being particularly active in the energy and mining sectors.
April 16, 2015 // 8:45am — 3:30pm
Full video from all three panels as well as the keynote address are available here.
April 15, 2015 // 3:30pm — 4:30pm
The Russian state increasingly uses state-controlled television as a means of propaganda both within its own borders and abroad. Using precinct-level electoral returns and survey data, Leonid Peisakhin discussed how exposure to Russian television impacted Ukrainian voters in the 2014 presidential and parliamentary elections.
April 15, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Global Europe Program
Why has fact-checking become such an important part of journalism?The discussion will provide insight into how fact-checking is done in practice and why fact-checking politicians, pundits, and policymakers, has recently become a global trend in online journalism.
April 14, 2015 // 2:30pm — 4:30pm
Global Europe Program
New pipelines are carrying natural gas and oil from the Caspian and Russia to Turkey and beyond to Europe. In this southern European landscape, pipeline proposals like Nabucco and South Stream have given way to more focused initiatives, including the Southern Corridor Pipeline and a newly proposed “Turkish Stream” to parallel the Blue Stream pipeline from Russia across the Black Sea to Turkey. At stake is the energy security of Central and Eastern Europe, which historically have depended almost entirely on Russia for their energy supplies.
April 14, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:00am
On April 14, the Wilson Center Africa Program held a half-day event on trade and investment partnerships between the African Union and the United States, featuring H.E. Dr. Nkozasana Dlamini-Zuma, African Union Commission Chairperson.