Wilson Center Experts
Michael Van Dusen
Executive Vice President and COO, Woodrow Wilson Center
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January 15, 2010 // 9:00am — 10:30am
In the first session of a two part series, Wilson Center experts discuss policy challenges surrounding the developing world, including migration, development policy, climate change, and conflict resolution. more
February 04, 2011 // 9:00am — 10:30am
An examination of policy issues affecting the developing world, including U.S. development policy, U.S. nuclear policy, and climate and conflict resolution. more
May 05, 2011 // 9:30am — 10:30am
Fuad Siniora was the Prime Minister of Lebanon during a very critical time including the 2006 war. Former Prime Minister Siniora speaks about the current situation in Lebanon and give his reading of the Arab spring and what that means to the future of Lebanon and the region. more
January 29, 2010 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Experts on U.S. policy in Iran, Pakistan, the Arab-Israeli conflict and U.S. national security discuss current and future U.S. policy in the region. more
November 08, 2010 // 3:30pm — 6:00pm
May 21, 2010 // 9:00am — 5:00pm
Twenty years after the end of the Cold War, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has grown in size, but in many other ways has not fully adapted to the post-Cold War world. The 2010 Strategic Concept attempts to address the increasingly complex threats facing the allies, including nuclear terrorism, cyber crime, and global climate change, as well as the institutional changes necessary to maintain NATO's relevance in the 21st Century. This conference explored this new security environment. Participants offered assessments of the new Strategic Concept, which was released on May 17, 2010. more
The program will provide Korean students currently enrolled in an advanced degree program the opportunity to spend between three to six months at the Center conducting advanced research on an important public policy issue or a topic in international history. more
The program will provide Korean students currently enrolled in an advanced degree program the opportunity to spend between three to six months at the Center conducting advanced research on an important public policy issue or a topic in international history.
December 02, 2013 // 10:00am — 11:30am
The speakers will discuss the effectiveness and benefits that have accrued to Africa since the fund was established and the continuing need to have a fully funded Global Fund.
November 05, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:20pm
This event will look at a newly released RAND study titled Ending the U.S. War in Iraq: The Final Transition, Operational Maneuver, and Disestablishment of the United States Forces–Iraq, which explores how our experience in the military exit and transition of responsibilities in Iraq might help to inform future U.S. transition planning in Afghanistan.
September 26, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Wilson Center Senior Scholar James Reston, Jr. discusses his new book on the Kennedy assassination.
July 19, 2013 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
The crisis in Syria raises many questions about democratization in the Middle East and American leadership and interest in the region. A distinguished panel of experts will discuss the crisis. This event is in collaboration with Ohio State University.
September 17, 2012 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
With the Africa’s leverage in foreign affairs changing, Africans living outside of their home countries and communities of African descent have an unprecedented opportunity to affect the manner in which their host governments interact with these emerging states.
September 04, 2012 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Concerned for the future of his country, and dedicated to peace and democracy, Rudwan attended a peaceful demonstration on July 3rd to protest the Sudanese government’s recent austerity policies, and ongoing violence in the Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile, and Darfur. Subsequently, Rudwan was arrested, beaten until unconscious, tortured, charged with terrorism, and retained in prison for 44 days.
December 09, 2011 // 9:30am — 4:00pm
While the military has made the goal of increased cultural knowledge and awareness a priority since the mid-2000s, these developments have yet to be accounted for as part of a broad inter-agency conversation among military and non-military stakeholders. Join us for a conference focusing on the U.S. military’s efforts to develop cultural expertise.
August 15, 2011 // 3:00pm — 3:45pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center is pleased to announce an important new project, the ECNU-Wilson Center Cold War Studies Initiative which is a natural outgrowth of the longstanding, close relationship between the Wilson Center's flagship Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) and East China Normal University's (ECNU) Cold War International Studies Center.
July 22, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
David Ottaway, who covered the Middle East for The Washington Post, will provide an overview of recent activities in the region and their impact on the political and economic landscape. Margot Badran, a scholar on the Middle East, will share her insights on the events in Egypt and provide a perspective on Egypt’s path to development. They will also examine what implications this may have for the U.S. relationship with the region.
June 30, 2011 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Dr. Denis Mukwege, Director of the Panzi Hospital, discusses a range of timely issues that concern the Democratic Republic of Congo.