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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.

Innovation in Colonias on the Texas-Mexico Border: Building on Border Assets

The Wilson Center's Urban Sustainability Laboratory and Mexico Institute, along with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, are pleased to invite you to the event, "Innovation in Colonias on the Texas-Mexico Border: Building on Border Assets." While public discussion often focuses on the challenges facing low-income communities living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, the region’s assets can be leveraged to advance local economic development.

A River Runs Again: Reporting on India’s Natural Crisis—and Its Surprising Solutions

The world’s second most populous country – projected to be first by 2022 – is developing faster than ever before, roiling the social, political, and environmental landscape.

Central America - North America Migration Dialogue: Policy Brief Series

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and Latin American Program, CIESAS, and Georgetown University are pleased to invite you to the Central America - North America Migration Dialogue Policy Brief Series. The goal of the Central America - North America Dialogue (CANAMID) is to gather and disseminate rigorous analyses on Central American and Mexican migration at its points of departure, transit and settlement communities in Mexico and the United States. Please join us for the launch of the first set of eight CANAMID policy briefs. 

Finding the Path: Increasing Contraceptive Choice in Africa’s Most Populous Countries

More than 225 million women in developing countries want to avoid or delay pregnancy but are not using safe, modern, and effective contraceptive methods. Such a gap between women’s contraceptive behavior and reproductive goals is called an unmet need for family planning, and no region has more unmet need than sub-Saharan Africa.

Visual Storytelling for Environmental Nonprofits

Visual media has the power not only to illuminate problems, but also highlight solutions and inspire action. Join us for an interactive workshop with expert environmental media makers to learn how to create greater impact using visual stories.

Book Event: Prayers for the Stolen, A Discussion of Violence against Women in Mexico

“Beguiling, and even crazily enchanting…Prayers for the Stolen gives us words for what we haven’t had words for before, like something translated from a dream in a secret language.” - New York Times Book Review

Climate Change Opinions in the United States and Canada

The Canada Institute hosted a discussion on Canadian and American attitudes toward climate change, featuring findings from the Fall 2015 round of ongoing survey work in both nations. Key themes include public views on whether climate change is occurring, response to a range of possible policy options across levels of government, and reaction to Pope Francis' recent engagement on the issue. The U.S. side of this work includes an early look at how Americans want their states to respond to the new Clean Power Plan.