October 03, 2013 // 2:30pm — 4:00pm
Martin K. Dimitrov, Associate Professor of Political Science at Tulane University, will speak on the puzzling durability of communist autocracies in Eastern Europe and Asia, the the longest-lasting type of non-democratic regime to emerge after World War I.
October 03, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Women, Business and the Law measures how laws, regulations, and institutions differentiate between women and men. It further discusses how the respective laws, regulations, and institutions may affect women’s incentives, capacity to work, or to set up and run a business. It objectively measures legal differences on the basis of gender in 143 economies, covering six areas: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit, and going to court. This year’s report was published by Bloomsbury Publishing. wbl.worldbank.org
September 30, 2013 // 2:50pm — 4:00pm
Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has given a new cohesion and direction to EU foreign policy. Please join us as she talks with Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Center, on critical issues from the UN General Assembly in New York - Iran and Syria - and her recent work on the Balkans, Egypt, and Somalia.
September 25, 2013 // 9:00am — 2:00pm
Eurasian geopolitics are more fluid now than they have been for at least a decade. The looming U.S. withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan and Russia's uncertain capabilities in the region leave a vacuum for new extra-regional powers to fill.
September 23, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
On March 7, 1963, Pope John XIII met the daughter and son-in-law of the Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev in a private audience. On the same day, at a UN conference on diplomatic and consular relations, Agostino Casaroli, the architect of the Vatican’s own Ostpolitik (policy towards the East), met with delegates from across the Soviet Bloc. Both instances can be considered the beginning of a new Ostpolitik pursued by the Catholic Church.
September 23, 2013 // 10:00am — 11:00am
In this Ground Truth Briefing, the Wilson Center brings together experts to discuss the election result in Germany.
September 20, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
On October 4, 2012, Bosnia’s National Museum in Sarajevo closed its doors. Another six key cultural institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina likely face the same future, due to uncertain funding and legal status. On October 4, 2012, Bosnia’s National Museum in Sarajevo closed its doors. Another six key cultural institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina likely face the same future, due to uncertain funding and legal status
September 18, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The first enlargement was one of the most divisive and politically charged events in the history of the present-day European Union. French opposition to British membership meant that London had to wait more than a decade at the Community's door. Other countries, including Denmark and Ireland, whose requests for membership were tied to the coat-tails of the British applications, had to endure a similar wait. Enlarging the European Union focuses on the early history of the EU and in particular the role played by the European Commission, an institution whose aim was to gain influence over the Community's agenda and to shape its policies, including the issue of enlargement. Enlarging the European Union explores the Commission's interaction with the member states and the applicant countries between the years 1961 and 1973 and also the Commission's attempts to gain and wield influence over the first enlargement round.
September 10, 2013 // 11:30am — 12:30pm
Hans-Ulrich Klose is a highly respected longtime member and Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the German Bundestag and Chairman of the German-American Parliamentary Group.
September 09, 2013 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
This summer, the European Union's alternative source of natural gas was finally decided: the Shah Deniz energy consortium in Azerbaijan chose the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) over the much-discussed Nabucco project, to bring 10-20 billion cubic meters of gas a year through Greece and Albania to Italy. Now the question remains: what next for the Southern Energy Corridor? Was TAP the right choice? Will Nabucco's original route to Central Europe be realized? How will Russia respond?