Programs

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Putting the South Caucasus in Perspective

August 05, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia have been independent states for more than 23 years. Although geographically contiguous, they differ in language, religion, and political and security orientation. How is each country faring in state-building, developing democracy, and improving economic performance? What are their relationships with Russia and the West, and with each other? How does their historical experience influence current developments, and what are their long term prospects?

Underage: Addressing Reproductive Health and HIV in Married Adolescents

July 30, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Across the developing world, some 70 million girls under the age of 18 are married. Join USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS, the International Center for Research on Women, CARE, and Pathfinder International as they present findings on their work with married adolescent girls living in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, West Africa, and other low-resource regions.

National Security and Climate Change: What Do We Need to Know?

July 29, 2014 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
What do a White House senior adviser, a member of Congress, scientists, military planners, and business people have in common? At a June 4 symposium with 36 leaders from federal agencies, state and local government, research organizations, business, and academia, they all agreed that climate change is having an impact on national security that will only increase with time. This briefing will focus on the key recommendations and consensus points that emerged from the June discussion and highlight the next steps for action.

Human Computation Roadmap Summit Workshop

June 18, 2014 // 8:00am — June 20, 2014 // 1:00pm
Techno-social infrastructure and increasingly pervasive computing is accelerating the integration of humans into information-processing systems. Some of this is emergent (e.g., social networks) and some deliberate (e.g., crowdsourcing). This workshop engages a highly diverse group of world-class researchers and innovators to explore the past and prospective impact of human computation, and to clearly delineate a national research agenda.

Freedom of Expression in Mexico: Analyzing the Impact of the Telecom Reform

July 31, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and Freedom House are pleased to invite you to a discussion of the impact of the Telecom Reform. A panel of leading thinkers will discuss the telecommunications reform and its implications for freedom of expression, as well as the ongoing debate about the reform’s secondary legislation.

Migration of Central American Minors: Causes and Solutions

July 24, 2014 // 11:30am — 12:30pm
Foreign Ministers of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala discuss the regional perspective to the humanitarian crisis and unaccompanied minors.

Why are Thousands of Central American Children Risking their Lives to Reach the United States?: A View from Honduras

July 23, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
What is compelling families and children to set out on such a risky journey north when their future in the United States is so uncertain?
甲午中日战争 (互动百科图片)

甲午之年话中日

July 31, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Please join us for a brown-bag lunch lecture by Dr. Junhua Wu on China-Japan relations, as seen from someone who has deep experience on both sides of the relationship: 甲午之年话中日——来自一个中日边缘人的思考.

Call for paper submissions: War, Revolution and Radical Politics in Post-Soviet Context

July 23, 2014
The Ideology and Politics Journal is dedicated to the analysis of ideologies in its political, social and conceptual forms. Devoted to the advancement of understanding of socio-political processes in post-Soviet Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine – and wider former Soviet Union’s space, Journal deals with the ideological and intellectual issues arising in the course of formation of new societies. The Ideology and Politics Journal encourages discussion of the historical, cultural and ethical dimensions of political action, with the intention to contribute to both the advancement of interdisciplinary research of contemporary ideologies, and the promotion of a good politics in countries of the region.

Who Owns the Arctic Video Series

July 23, 2014
Tensions over security, access, and environmental impacts in the Arctic are rising. While members of the Arctic Council (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, the United States) assert their established rights under new circumstances, an increasing number of non-Arctic states (including China, Korea, Japan, and Singapore) seek an active role in the region. In this video series, "Who Owns the Arctic?" an international panel of experts describes why one of the world’s coldest environments is becoming a hot topic.

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