March 27, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Mexico Institute is pleased to host an event on Mexico's criminal justice reform, focusing on the inmates' perspectives.
March 27, 2015 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Concerns about making the U.S. rebalance to Asia a reality may be on the rise, but there is no doubt about a rebalance of power dynamics within Asia. As the region’s two largest democracies, Japan and India have numerous mutual interests and concerns amid growing tensions across the Asia-Pacific and beyond.
March 30, 2015 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Nearly one year ago, India kicked off a five-week election process that would ultimately produce a resounding victory for Narendra Modi. With more than 800 million eligible voters, India’s 2014 national election was the largest—and longest—in history. Lance Price was given exclusive access to Modi and his top advisers to write The Modi Effect.
March 30, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
When Belgium relinquished control of the Belgian Congo in June 1960, a charismatic Patrice Lumumba became prime minister of the new Republic. Stability immediately broke down. The army mutinied, while Katanga Province seceded. Six months later Lumumba was murdered in Katanga; his undisputed rule as Congo’s first democratically elected leader had lasted ten weeks. Over fifty years later, the circumstances and symbolism of Lumumba’s assassination still troubled people around the world. Bruce Kuklick examines this defining event in postcolonial Africa. He reveals a tangled international political history in which many people—black and white, well-meaning and ruthless, African, European, and American—bear responsibility for the untimely death of a national dream.
March 31, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
In early February, the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative joined Oxfam India , CARE Bangladesh, and epidemiologists, amongst others in Kathmandu, Nepal, for a two-day, regional workshop on maternal health. Please join us on March 31st to continue the discussion about how best to improve results in this complex, critical part of the world.
April 02, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Chinese government warnings against the pernicious influence of “Western values” have surged under Xi Jinping and vigilance against Western influence is now a guiding component of his policies toward the Internet, traditional media, culture and entertainment, universities, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations. Please join us for a discussion of how wariness of Western values is related to anti-corruption, the CCP’s economic and legal reform programs, Xi Jinping’s personality cult, and China’s policy toward the United States.
April 02, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Middle East Program
Ambassador Sumaida’ie, who recently returned from Iraq, will discuss the evolution of the struggle in Iraq is both complex and consequential. The outcome is going to be a major factor in determining the future shape of the region, and will have a significant impact on global geopolitics. The United States as well as other players should have a clear eyed assessment of where things are heading, and what needs to be done if the direction of events is not palatable.
April 02, 2015 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
After the terrorist attack on an army-run school in Peshawar in December 2014, Pakistan vowed to step up efforts to combat militancy, and to eliminate its policy of distinguishing between “good” and “bad” militants. Some observers, however, are skeptical that lasting progress will be made.
April 11, 2015 // 9:00am — April 20, 2015 // 5:00pm
Global Women's Leadership Initiative
The WPSP Institute at Mills College will focus on “Women, Water, and the World: How Women Can Solve the Earth’s Water Crisis.” Institute participants will be drawn from around the globe and will focus on women who are working to re-build their communities, expand their public service orientation, and promote 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 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.