The Latest from the Global Europe Program

OECD Perspectives on Global Development

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October 16, 2014 // 2:00pm3:00pm
This seminar will present the 2014 Perspectives on Global Development report which focuses on the global economic shift to developing countries and stresses how boosting productivity growth can meet the middle-income challenge, giving detailed comparative analysis of productivity levels and changes over time. more

ISIS and the End of the Middle East as We Know It

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October 09, 2014 // 12:30pm2:00pm
While Western attention is caught by the rise of the so-called "Islamic State", the real story may be the dissolution of order in the Middle East. How do we understand ongoing political and geopolitical shifts in the region and the rise of new types of actors such as the "Islamic State"? And what, if anything, can and should Western powers do? more

Venezuelan U.N. Security Council spot could be thorn in the side for U.S. officials

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Sep 29, 2014
This article about Venezuela's bid to secure a a non-permanent spot on the U.N. Security Council, quotes Latin American Program Associate Director Eric Olson. more

Ukrainian Journalist Mustafa Nayyem to Receive 2014 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award

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Sep 29, 2014
The Wilson Center is pleased to announce that Mustafa Nayyem, one of the most respected and popular Ukrainian journalists and bloggers, will receive the 2014 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award. more

Hearing of the European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

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October 06, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
The President-elect of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker presented his new team of 28 Commissioners, who will now be scrutinised by the European Parliament through hearings taking place from 29 September to 7 October. One of the most high-profile hearings will surround the designated High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, who also will serve as Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini. more

Upcoming Events

Art Exhibit: "From War to Victory: Poland 1939-1989"

October 01, 2014 // 4:00pmOctober 10, 2014 // 5:00pm

ISIS and the End of the Middle East as We Know It

October 09, 2014 // 12:30pm2:00pm

Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Emily R. Buss // Program Assistant