Programs

The Right IDEA: Engaging Decisionmakers on Family Planning in the Post-2015 World

July 15, 2015 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
To act, decisionmakers need ideas--and the will to implement them. Effective policy engagement requires providing decisionmakers with accurate data, compelling stories and concise synthesis of applicable knowledge. The panel will look forward to key issues on the horizon including FP2020, adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the global resilience agenda.

Restoring Hope and Dignity: New Developments and Best Practices in Addressing Maternal Morbidities

July 14, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
This event will feature a panel presentation of the newest data and best practices from those who work most closely with maternal morbidities like obstetric fistula and pelvic organ prolapse.

Henri Barkey New Middle East Program Director at Wilson Center

July 02, 2015
“Dr. Barkey’s exceptional work on Middle East issues at top academic institutions and the U.S. Department of State epitomizes the combination of deep scholarship and policy application we pursue here at the Wilson Center,” said Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO of the Wilson Center. “He will continue the Middle East Program’s reputation as a critical resource for the Washington policymaking community and beyond.”

Jordan and the Challenges of Confronting ISIS Next Door

July 14, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:00am
Join us for a conversation on the internal developments in Jordan since the onset of the Arab Spring. Panelists will address how the civil war in Syria and the rise of ISIS has affected Jordan. They will also discuss Jordan’s policy options and the prospect of a buffer zone.

Laura Dawson New Director of Wilson Center’s Canada Institute

July 02, 2015
The Wilson Center announced today the appointment of Laura Dawson as Director for the Center’s Canada Institute. “Laura brings extensive expertise working with the U.S. and Canadian governments and private sectors on critical issues like trade and our shared border,” said Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO of the Wilson Center.

Greece Defaults: What Happens Next?

July 02, 2015
Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow and former International Monetary Fund executive, Meg Lundsager, explains Greece’s default and its implications for Europe.

Roger-Mark De Souza on Resilience and the UN Climate Talks

July 01, 2015
Roger-Mark De Souza was quoted alongside UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Robert Redford in an Inter-Press Service article on this year's climate talks in Paris. IPS turned to De Souza to learn more about how resilience should factor into the negotiations.

The Iran Negotiations: Is this Really the End Game?

July 08, 2015 // 11:00am — 12:15pm
Despite the uncertainties, the United States and Iran seem to be in the final stages of what promises to be a comprehensive accord on the nuclear issue. Join us as four analysts and observers of Iran, Middle Eastern politics, and U.S. foreign policy assess the state of the current negotiations, the implications of an accord and the consequences for the region without one.

Latin American Energy: Issues and Prospects

June 30, 2015
There is no doubt concerning the potential of Latin America’s vast energy resources. What is in doubt is whether the infrastructure and policies needed to maximize that potential within individual countries can be achieved. What are the prospects and what are the issues that must be addressed in order to move forward in a manner that is good for both the economies and environmental health of the region?

Ship of Miracles: Korea 1950

June 30, 2015
In December of 1950, the crew of the SS Meredith Victory performed what the Guinness Book of World Records refers to as “the greatest rescue operation ever by a single ship.” One of the last surviving members of the crew, Admiral J. Robert Lunney, recounts the unlikely and amazing journey that ended when 14,000 refugees, and 5 babies born during the voyage, safely arrived on the island of Koje Do.

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