4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Privacy Vs Democracy: The Challenge for Japan and Australia

Protecting privacy is as critical as information sharing.

Greece: The Path to a Competitive Future

An investigation by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in cooperation with the Greek authorities identified a wide range of regulations and legal provisions that undermine competition. Building on the approach of the OECD’s Competition Assessment Toolkit, the Competition Assessment Review of Greece makes more than 320 recommendations on legal provisions that should be amended or repealed. In this session, Dr. Sean Ennis, a Senior Economist in the OECD’s Competition Division, will discuss the findings and the methods used for preparing the report.

Contested Waters – Maritime Delimitation Issues in Southeastern Europe

On January 30, 1996, two NATO allies, Greece and Turkey, almost went to war over two uninhabited islands in the Aegean Sea. The New York Times called it “a reckless little show down over rocks, goats, and flags”. It was the prompt and decisive mediation of the United States that helped avoid military confrontation. Eighteen years later Southeastern Europe has changed dramatically, leaving behind the legacy of the bloody dissolution of the former Yugoslavia and confrontations in the Aegean Sea.

Tracks in the Amazon

When construction of the Madeira-Mamoré Railroad began in 1867, Bolivia had lost its war with Chile, causing it to become landlocked and unable to ship its minerals and other products from the Pacific Coast. Since Bolivia needed to find a way to move products from the Atlantic Coast, the government decided a railroad should be built around the Madeira River--which originates in Bolivia and travels almost 2,000 miles through Brazil to the Amazon--facilitating shipment to foreign markets via the Amazonian waterway.

‘Take Your Choice!’: Historical Reflections on the Act of Voting

ROOM CHANGE: THIS SEMINAR WILL NOW TAKE PLACE IN THE 4TH FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM AT THE WOODROW WILSON CENTER

Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

‘Take Your Choice!’: Historical Reflections on the Act of Voting
Sophia Rosenfeld
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

PRIVATE LUNCH DISCUSSION: Resilient Communities in Mexico

Thursday, March 27, 2014 -
12:45 to 14:00
4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Mexico Institute

Importance of Intelligence: an International Perspective

Offering an international perspective on NSA's programs, this discussion will focus on what role the US should play in the intelligence community to counter terrorism.

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