4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

A Conversation with Ambassador Edward Djerejian

Edward Djerejian, the former United States Ambassador to Syria and Israel, discussed recent developments in the Middle East after the Arab Spring. 

Postponed--Uniting for a Healthy Future for People and Nature in Western Tanzania

ATTENTION: This event is postponed until further notice due to flight cancellations.

Combating Barriers and Expanding Opportunities for Women in Public Service in India

Indira Jaising is an eminent Supreme Court lawyer and the first woman Assistant Solicitor General of India. She served as a member of the UN's Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Jaising, who became the first woman to be designated as a Senior Advocate by the High Court of Bombay in 1986, has fought several landmark cases focusing on human rights and protection of rights of women. The President of India awarded her the Padma Shree in 2005 for her public service.

Managing Mountains for Ecological Services and Environmental Security

High mountain regions face grave environmental challenges with climate change impacts already as severe as any place on earth. Glaciers and snowfields are retreating in many areas, increasing risks of catastrophic Glacial Lake Outburst Floods, but also affecting fresh water supplies for hundreds of millions of people downstream. Conservative predictions suggest two- to threefold greater temperature increases at high altitudes than at sea level, endangering alpine ecosystems and the environmental services they provide.

Explaining Nuclear Forbearance: A Case Study on Sweden

Why did Sweden choose, in the late 1960s, to abandon its long-standing nuclear weapons plans? A number of historical investigations have analyzed some aspects of this issue, particularly as it related to the public political debate in Sweden and the formulation of the Swedish defense doctrine in the postwar years.

Foreign Relations of the United States and the Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cold War International History Project in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Historian presents a panel discussion, Foreign Relations of the United States and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Reform Without End: Europe’s Welfare Traditions

Surveying Europe’s welfare traditions since 1500, in this seminar session Tom Adams will discuss characteristics of the modern European welfare state, many rooted in long-held values and centuries of experience. Profound social changes have repeatedly challenged communities to re-examine and reshape institutions and practices. The diversity of arrangements across Europe has contributed to an ongoing exchange of observation, experiment, and aspiration – in short, to reform without end.

Federal Games Group Meeting

The Science and Technology Innovation Program hosts the Federal Games Guild for lunch as they tackle best practices in game-based investments and marketing for games for impact. This event is by invitation only.