January 08, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
While the United States has benefited tremendously from trade agreements in the past, a number of political and structural challenges raise the question of whether trade will remain a key driving force for growth. Join Wilson Center senior scholar and former assistant U.S. trade representative William Krist as he discusses the TPP and the TTIP.
December 06, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
A discussion about the progress of the peace process in Colombia.
November 20, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Screening of a film that takes a critical look at the “War on Drugs” and participate in the discussion to follow with two experts in the field of drug policy.
November 15, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
A discussion about what is at stake for Honduras, the Central American region, and the United States, in these elections.
October 30, 2013 // 8:55am — 12:30pm
Across the Americas, governments on occasion have negotiated – often unofficially – with various kinds of criminal organizations in an effort to reduce violence and improve citizen security. In this event, regional experts examined these efforts in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States.
October 24, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
"Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will" is a path-breaking study by Professor Alison Brysk in which she analyzes how human rights rhetoric works, and how to make it work better.
October 23, 2013 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
During the final fifteen years of the Cold War, southern Africa underwent a period of upheaval, with dramatic twists and turns in relations between the superpowers. Americans, Cubans, Soviets, and Africans fought over the future of Angola, where tens of thousands of Cuban soldiers were stationed, and over the decolonization of Namibia, Africa's last colony. Beyond lay the great prize: South Africa.
October 15, 2013 // 9:00am — 2:30pm
The Latin American Program collaborated with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean to host this conference about tax reform in Mexico.
September 30, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
In 1969, Nelson Rockefeller embarked on four ill-fated diplomatic tours of Latin America that inspired violent clashes between the state and the street. Contemporary observers and subsequent scholars have dismissed Gov. Rockefeller's goodwill effort as an unmitigated failure. In this talk, Ernesto Capello explores recently released documents, including selections from the thousands of solicitations sent to Rockefeller by ordinary citizens, which demonstrate the need to reevaluate Rockefeller's Presidential Mission as a critical moment in the way Cold War Latin America imagined its neighbors to the north.
July 23, 2013 // 8:30am — 10:30am
On July 23, 2013, speakers will present the main findings of the Global Development Horizons report, which explores patterns of investment, saving and capital flows as they are likely to evolve over the course of the next two decades. Experts from the Wilson Center will discuss how these economic patterns will affect various developing countries and regions.