Programs

Analysis of President Obama’s announcement regarding the release of Alan Gross and the future of U.S.-Cuba relations

December 31, 2014
The announcement by President Obama of the release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross together with a long-imprisoned intelligence asset is welcome news. Their incarceration, along with the even greater numbers of Cubans who have been jailed in Cuba for trying to exercise their rights to freedom of speech and assembly, has long been a stumbling block in the relationship.

Georgia’s Foreign Policy Priorities

December 19, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:00am
The Caucasus has experienced its own aftershocks from the Ukrainian crisis, especially in Georgia, which recently witnessed major turnover in the key foreign policy positions. The Georgian government appears increasingly divided as the Georgian Dream coalition faces several major domestic and international challenges. Mr. Zviad Dzidziguri, Deputy Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, will address the country’s foreign policy priorities in the region, with NATO, and with the European Union.

The U.S. and Cuba: The Way Forward

December 19, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:00am
This teleconference call will discuss the impact on the politics and economy of Cuba and the regime’s motivation and strategy going forward. What are the benefits and risks of this policy shift? What is the relationship, if any, between economic incentives and a broader political opening? Why is the Cuban government interested in better relations with the United States? Join us BY PHONE as three U.S.-Cuba experts discuss what these policy changes will mean concretely for Cubans on the island.

The Striking Scale of Pakistani Taliban’s Attack on Peshawar School

December 18, 2014
Sadly, this attack could mark the start of a new phase in the Pakistani Taliban’s campaign against the government, writes Michael Kugelman.

Beijing+20: Looking Back and the Road Ahead

December 18, 2014
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+20), the Middle East Program and the Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center are proud to share pieces from women who have been instrumental in realizing the goals of the Beijing Platform for Action in different parts of the world. The cusp of Beijing+20 coincides with the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 that calls for women's leadership in conflict resolution and peacekeeping and the eve of the Post-2015 Millenium Development Goals.

Offsite Event Agenda: Relations between China and its Neighboring Countries during the Cold War

December 18, 2014
ECNU's Center for Cold War International History Studies and the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program will convene an international conference in Shanghai on "Relations between China and its Neighboring Countries during the Cold War: Archives and Documentation" from December 21-22, 2014.

Brasil exhausto: la parálisis impone una reforma

December 17, 2014
Director Paulo Sotero writes for Politica Externa on President Dilma Rousseff's next term.

"Political Insults: How Offenses Escalate Conflict"

December 17, 2014 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
In her new book, Karina V. Korostelina offers a novel framework for analyzing the ways in which seemingly minor insults between ethnic groups, nations, and other types of groups escalate to disproportionately violent behavior and political conflict. The book shows that insult can take many forms and has the power to destablize and redefine social and power hierarchies. Korostelina uses her model to explore recent conflicts in Russia, Ukraine, and elsewhere, and to explain the complicated dynamics associated with them.

Habitat III: What Role for Innovation?

January 15, 2015 // 10:00am — 12:00pm

MENA Women's News Brief

December 16, 2014
The Middle East Program will send out the latest developments on women’s issues in the Middle East and North Africa region on a bi-monthly basis.

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