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Facing the Future: Empowering Youth to Protect Their Health and Environment

April 30, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
In Ghana and the Philippines – countries where more than half of the population is under the age of 25 – two programs are teaching youth to play a critical role in their families, health, and community development. Leslie Mwinnyaa and Joan Castro discuss the innovative youth peer educator efforts of the Hen Mpoano Project in Ghana and EMPOWER in the Philippines.
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Inaugural Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture

April 18, 2013 // 4:00pm5:30pm
The Wilson Center has established a new annual lecture series on U.S.-East Asia relations, named after noted diplomatic historian and Wilson Center Senior Scholar Nancy Bernkopf Tucker. The inaugural Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Ambassador Winston Lord at 4:00 pm on April 18, 2013. Details below.
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The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

April 11, 2013 // 4:00pm5:00pm
New York Times national security correspondent and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Mark Mazzetti releases his new book on the CIA's shadow war.
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Smart Power for North Korea: U.S. Policy Options and North Korea's Foreign Policy Priorities

April 09, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
North Korea’s nuclear efforts pose a serious threat to the region and to international security. Yet efforts to curb North Korea’s nuclear capabilities to date have failed. North Korea’s foreign policy objectives have evolved over the years, with a shift toward military control that encourages militarized solutions to political problems at home and abroad. The massive economic changes of the past 25 years mean that life chances for all North Koreans are frequently determined by how well they can make use of market opportunities. What impact does this have on North Korean foreign policy? Are the risks of war on the rise as the possibilities for a peaceful resolution to the North-South conflict decrease? What would a smart power-based foreign policy to North Korea look like?
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Maternal Health in India: Emerging Priorities (New Delhi, Boston, Washington, DC)

April 04, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Maternal mortality causes 56,000 deaths every year in India, accounting for 20 percent of maternal deaths around the world, said John Townsend, vice president and director of the Population Council’s reproductive health program. It is a key battleground for maternal health advocates. But maternal health is sometimes eclipsed by other major health and development issues on the sub-continent. For example, nearly five times as many people suffer from HIV/AIDS and more than 400 million people live on less than $1.25 a day.
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South Korea and the U.S. Pivot to Asia

April 03, 2013 // 12:45pm1:35pm
As the United States focuses more attention to Asia politically, economically, and militarily, South Korea is reassessing its own role in ensuring stability in the region. Can Seoul and Washington work more closely together to further security and prosperity between the two countries and across the Asia-Pacific? How will the U.S. pivot toward Asia impact Washington’s security alliance with South Korea? Will the possibility of South Korea joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership help or hinder the U.S.-South Korea free trade agreement?
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Taiwan's Cross-Strait Policy and Its Security Implications

April 02, 2013 // 10:00am11:00am
Taiwan’s economic ties with China continue to grow steadily. Yet political tensions between the two sides remain unresolved. Where are relations between Taipei and Beijing heading as security threats increase in East Asia on the one hand and the United States rebalances its priorities toward the region on the other?

Balancing Act on the Mekong: Building Linkages for Sustainable Dam Development

March 25, 2013 // 2:00pm3:30pm
The Mekong Region is a massive ecosystem that is the lifeline for more than 60 million people across six countries: China, Laos, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. For the people in the Lower Mekong Basin, it provides more fish to more people than any other river in the world.
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Preparing for Election Day in Pakistan: What Constitutes Credibility?

March 14, 2013 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Two experts step back from all the talk about surveys, polling, and favorites to discuss broader issues of credibility and institutions, among other topics, in Pakistan's upcoming elections.

Postponed: Improving Health and the Environment Through Integrated System Approaches

March 06, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
This event is postponed due to inclement weather. Today’s health and environment issues are complex and interconnected. By embracing holistic viewpoints and finding commonalities in problem-solving, organizations like Health in Harmony (HIH) and Pathfinder’s SCIP (Strengthening Communities through Integrated Programming) have successfully and sustainably tackled seemingly un-related health and environment issues in Indonesia and Mozambique. This panel will highlight examples of integrated system approaches in both programs and will share best practices for combining development projects in health and non-health technical areas.

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