March 10, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Global Europe Program
The Cyprus dispute is more than a half-century old, yet the mood surrounding the latest round of UN-sponsored negotiations suggest that prospects for a peaceful and lasting settlement have markedly improved. Mr. Özdil Nami, representative of the Turkish Cypriot Community in charge of foreign affairs, will discuss the recent months’ developments, including the impact that regional hydrocarbon discoveries may be having on the talks, and what Turkish Cypriots hope to see happen as negotiations continue.
March 10, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Hundreds of thousands of women die of pregnancy- and childbirth-related complications every year and research suggests, in developing countries, there is a link between maternal health and lack of access to quality water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).
March 10, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Over the four decades since U.S. forces came home from Vietnam, Americans have fiercely debated the lessons that the nation should draw from its longest and most controversial war. Mark Atwood Lawrence will suggest a scheme for making sense of how historians, polemicists, politicians, and other commentators have used – and will likely continue to use – the Vietnam analogy in thinking about policy decisions.
March 11, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Often lacking from high-level discussions on climate change adaptation and mitigation is the inevitable role that rapid population growth plays in exacerbating vulnerability in developing countries. As communities grapple with the effects of climate change, there is a growing movement pointing to the multiple co-benefits that could emerge from policy interventions targeted at reducing fertility through voluntary access to family planning.
March 11, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
The rise of China has raised the level of tension throughout Northeast Asia, intensifying competition between China and Japan. Taiwan is often seen as caught between the two, pressured on the one hand by China for closer relations, and lured by shared interests with Japan on the other.
March 12, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
China Environment Forum
Speakers on this panel will discuss successful and emerging “biz-to-biz” and U.S.-China bilateral partnerships to develop cleaner energy technologies in China.
March 13, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Latin American Program
In connection with the State Department’s Western Hemisphere Chief of Missions meeting, we are pleased to host a discussion with four U.S. ambassadors in the region on the central challenges to human capital formation and to taking the most advantage of globalization.
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.
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 17, 2014 // 11:30am — 1:00pm
Middle East Program
The panelists consider how a range of domestic and regional changes in the Middle East have generated new challenges for U.S. diplomacy. This event is the 6th and final in a series of presentations on “Reshaping the Strategic Culture of the Middle East.”