5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Putting China’s Water Pollution Action Plan into Action

While air pollution is serious in China, worsening water quality of lakes, rivers, and groundwater is perhaps a larger challenge. In April 2015, China’s State Council issued the Water Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan—a comprehensive water policy with strict targets that aims to break down silos between government agencies to reduce water pollution, particularly from industries. 

Near and Distant Neighbors: A New History of Soviet Intelligence

Previous histories have focused on the KGB, leaving Military Intelligence and the special service--which focused on codes and ciphers--lurking in the shadows. Drawing on previously neglected Russian sources, Haslam reveals how both were in fact crucial to the survival of the Soviet state.

Russian Military Capabilities

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Following a period of military reforms, and heavy investment in modernization, Russia has embarked on an ambitious program of exercises, drills, and snap inspections. The speakers will discuss what can we can discern of Russia's military capabilities today, whom it is geared to fight, and how.  

Canada- US Health Summit Breakout Session 2a

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 -
10:30 to 11:45
5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Canada Institute

Canada-US Health Summit Breakout Session 1b

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 -
09:00 to 10:15
5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Canada Institute

The Role of Science and Technology in Productive Innovation and Development: The Argentine Experience

Innovation to foster competitiveness and growth has once again risen to the top of the development agenda in Latin America. Argentina is no exception to this trend.

The Fundamental Bond: Current Perspectives on EU-US Relations

After the European Court of Justice struck down the Safe Harbor data transfer agreement, there was concern about its effect on U.S. companies operating in the European Union. The U.S. and EU are also in the midst of protracted negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement. While seeking ever deeper cooperation with one another, the U.S. and EU each face internal challenges – the refugee crisis and instability in neighboring countries in the EU; an upcoming presidential election and ongoing involvement in the Middle East in the U.S.

The Way Ahead for Japan and the Lessons to Be Learned

Can Japan be the regional power that it aspires to be? According to the head of the Economic Strategy Institute Clyde Prestowitz, Japan will be a global leader in technology, education, and education, not to mention athletics by 2050. Join us for a discussion about his new book, Japan Restored: How Japan Can Reinvent Itself and Why This is Important for America and the World, and whether Prestowitz’s policy prescriptions can indeed be adopted by Japanese policymakers.

Right to Know: Empowering Youth through Health and Education

Recent decades have seen significant strides made in empowering women and girls across the developing world. However, as we enter the post-2015 era, it is clear that further investment in and attention to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including voluntary family planning and comprehensive sexual education, is needed.