Programs

The Sahel, Beyond the Headlines: Population, Environment, and Security Dynamics

May 12, 2015 // 9:30am — 5:00pm
Speakers from the Sahel and US-based experts will engage in solutions-oriented policy dialogues that address demographic trends, reproductive health, food security, and peacebuilding. Additional cross-cutting themes throughout the discussion will include gender, youth, and health.

Public Opinion and the Peace Process in Colombia

May 04, 2015 // 12:30pm — 2:30pm
Researchers from Georgia State University have conducted an experimental national survey to measure public opinion regarding transitional justice and the legitimacy of a negotiated peace.

Media Briefing: Summit of the Americas

April 06, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Experts on South America, Mexico, Brazil and Canada take media questions ahead of the Summit of the Americas

Promoting Peace and Prosperity in Honduras: A Conversation with His Excellency Juan Orlando Hernández, President of the Republic of Honduras

April 22, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:00am
The Wilson Center, International Republican Institute, and National Democratic Institute, invite you to a special event with the President of Honduras.

Bursting the Plutonium Bubble: How Utopian Communities Made Dystopian Nuclear Landscapes

May 18, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Historian Kate Brown draws on official records and dozens of interviews to tell the extraordinary stories of Richland, Washington and Ozersk, Russia – the first two cities in the world to produce plutonium. To contain secrets, American and Soviet leaders created plutopias – communities of nuclear families living in highly-subsidized, limited-access atomic cities. Brown shows that the plants' segregation of permanent and temporary workers and of nuclear and non-nuclear zones created a bubble of immunity, where dumps and accidents were glossed over and plant managers freely embezzled and polluted.

Fiscal Policy in Latin America: Lessons and Legacies of the Global Financial Crisis

April 23, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Looking at the experience of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay, this event will discuss the lessons and legacies of the Global Financial Crisis and address key questions.

The Swastika Epidemic: Global Antisemitism and Human Rights Activism in the Cold War 1960s

May 11, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Antisemitism is on the rise today in Europe and around the world, but there is no consensus about how the global community should respond. In this talk, drawn from his forthcoming book, scholar James Loeffler offers a historical perspective on this debate by looking back on the first major episode of global antisemitic violence after World War II, the “Swastika Epidemic” of 1960.

The Reagan Era: From a "New Cold War" to the "Washington Consensus"

May 04, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
In "The Reagan Era," Doug Rossinow gives a full and rounded view of how the foreign policies of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush took America—through a sometimes chaotic path, one marked with war scares, troop deployments, indirect warfare, scandal, and diplomatic triumphs—to the edge of a new era of American predominance.

ASN 2015 WORLD CONVENTION PROGRAM

April 23, 2015
The final program of the ASN 2015 World Convention can be downloaded at http://nationalities.org/uploads/documents/ASN_Final_Program_2015.pdf. The Convention, sponsored by the Harriman Institute, will be held at Columbia University, New York, on April 23-25, 2015.

Promoting Public Citizenship in the 21st Century: Russian and American Perspectives on Public Oversight of the State

April 30, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
This discussion will feature three Russian experts who have each spent time at the Wilson Center (with support from the U.S. Embassy, Moscow’s “Peer-to-Peer Program”). The panel will compare the Russian and American experience and practice of public oversight. The results of their study include both expected and unexpected findings. For example, while U.S.-based organizations that work on government oversight are older and operate in a freer environment, there are areas where Russian groups and individuals are able to access state information faster and more reliably.

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