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MENA Women News Brief

The Middle East Program will send out the latest developments on women’s issues in the region on a bi-weekly basis.

MENA Women News Brief


November 3, 2015 –November 17, 2015


How the Cold War Created Modern Sports Doping

Robert Edelman, director of the Global History of Sport in the Cold War project, was featured on the Takeaway discussing the history of doping Cold War-era sports.

The Month in U.S.-China Relations (October) 中美关系月报

The glow from September’s Obama-Xi summit faded as the USS Lassen made its way through the South China Sea on a Freedom of Navigation (FON) patrol last month. Just as the fifth plenary session of the 18th Communist Party Central Committee kicked off in Beijing, the guided missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of artificial islands built by China. Beijing warned the U.S.

The Month in U.S. - China Relations (September) 中美关系月报

The White House was wise to ignore GOP candidates’ calls for the cancellation or downgrading of the September state visit of General Secretary Xi Jinping. Xi’s visit brought both ceremony and substance—even if Pope Francis and John Boehner sucked most of the media oxygen from the autumn air. As you will read in the articles below, President Obama and General Secretary Xi have much to be proud of. The two leaders announced cybersecurity and climate change agreements, an accord on military encounters at sea and air, and consequential trade deals.

Wilson Center To Honor Petr Aven and Susan Carmel Lehrman

The Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute is pleased to announce the 2015 Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Awards Dinner on November 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. Petr Aven and Susan Carmel Lehrman will receive Woodrow Wilson Awards in recognition of their contributions to corporate and public service related to U.S.-Russia relations.

The Brazil Institute of the Wilson Center honored André Esteves and Thomas Lovejoy in event that celebrated the cause of global environmental sustainability

Conservation biologist Thomas E. Lovejoy is the first scientist to receive the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service. A University Professor in the Environmental Science and Policy department at George Mason University and Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation, Lovejoy received the honor Tuesday, October 6th 2015, in New York City, at a dinner hosted by the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Brazil's crisis hits new lows as its outcome gets harder to predict

The crisis that has paralysed Brazil’s politics this year and thrown its economy into what is set to be its longest recession since the 1930s has reached new lows. Revelations by Brazilian and Swiss authorities about Swiss bank accounts held by Eduardo Cunha, a Rio de Janeiro congressman and president of the Chamber of Deputies, have complicated opposition efforts to impeach the discredited president, Dilma Rousseff.

Fort Ross Dialogue 2015

In partnership with the Stanford-US Russia Forum, we have invited a diverse group of Russian and American university students to participate in the Fort Ross Dialogue. This year’s topics were chosen to reflect next-generation priorities facing Russian and American youth leaders: “Connecting Across the Pacific: Commerce, Exchange, and Tourism between the Far East and Pacific Northwest” and “Global Technology Opportunities: Leveraging Technology to Encourage Regional Development.” Read more on the Fort Ross website.

2015 Brazil Institute Awards Dinner

The Brazil Institute is proud to announce the 2015 Woodrow Wilson Awards



André Esteves

Chairman & CEO, BTG Pactual

The Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship

Thomas E. Lovejoy

University Professor

The Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service


Dinner Chairmen

CEF Director Jennifer Turner Quoted in the Washington Post on China's Cap and Trade Plan

Chinese President Xi Jinping made his commitment to introduce a nationwide cap and trade program to limit greenhouse gas emissions. However, the effectiveness of the emissions trading system, now being used by seven Chinese cities, will hinge on how the system is designed and implemented.