5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Launch of “On Governance” by Robert Rotberg

April 28, 2015 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
On April 28, 2015, the Woodrow Wilson Center Africa Program hosted Dr. Robert I. Rotberg for a discussion on his recently released book, “On Governance: What It is, What It Measures and Its Policy Uses,” which examines more than 90 governance indexes and analyzes best practices to suggest how policymakers can use governance theory and indexes to improve both domestic and multilateral decision-making.

2015 Ahtisaari Symposium: New Evidence and Perspectives on the Helsinki Accords

April 27, 2015 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
The Ahtisaari Symposium series, established at the Wilson Center in 2010 in honor of Nobel Laureate and former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, provides a forum for discussion of historical and policy perspectives on vital European security issues. In cooperation with the University of Helsinki, the Wilson Center also hosts a scholarship program for Finnish professionals from the scholarly, media, business and public policy communities.

The Future of Renewable Energy and Climate Change Policy in Mexico

April 28, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Mexico Institute hosted Mexico’s Under Secretary of Energy Planning and Transition, Leonardo Beltrán, who will spoke on both Mexico’s energy reform process and the prospects for renewable energy and carbon gas emissions reductions. At the same time, we were proud to launch our new publication “Renewable Energy in Mexico’s Northern Border Region,” which analyzes the current renewable energy situation in the north of the country and potential opportunities to engage in a productive relationship with the private and the public sectors in the United States.

Does Russian Nationalism have a Future after Ukraine?

April 21, 2015 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Russian nationalism has been the victim of what is the essential tragedy of the Russian people: the Russian state tried to become an empire before the Russian people became a nation, and as a result, at no point has the country been a nation state. And while pro-Kremlin radical nationalists are increasingly important in Russian politics, their nationalist agendas have been largely co-opted by the state. The speakers discussed the crisis facing Russian nationalists and what the future may hold for them.

China and Latin America: Seeking a Path to Sustainable Development

April 16, 2015 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
The rise of China has been a boon to the economies of Latin America for more than a decade with Chinese investment being particularly active in the energy and mining sectors.

Russian Media and Ukraine’s Domestic Politics

April 15, 2015 // 3:30pm — 4:30pm
The Russian state increasingly uses state-controlled television as a means of propaganda both within its own borders and abroad. Using precinct-level electoral returns and survey data, Leonid Peisakhin discussed how exposure to Russian television impacted Ukrainian voters in the 2014 presidential and parliamentary elections.

Financial Education Tools for the Hispanic Community

April 23, 2015 // 9:30am — 11:00am
The Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to learn about the efforts of the Mexican government to improve financial literacy within the Mexican and Hispanic communities in the United States and Canada.

The History Manifesto

April 20, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
How should historians speak truth to power - and why does it matter? Why is five hundred years better than five months or five years as a planning horizon? And why is history - especially long-term history - so essential to understanding the multiple pasts which gave rise to our conflicted present? The History Manifesto is a call to arms to historians and everyone interested in the role of history in contemporary society.

A Conversation with Ephraim Sneh

April 28, 2015 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
How does Israel look at the emerging U.S.-Iranian nuclear agreement? What are the prospects of negotiations with the Palestinians? And what are the implications of recent Israeli elections for Israel’s national security policies? Please join us for the second in a series of conversations with prominent Israeli politicians and experts about the future of Israel in the region and the U.S.-Israeli relationship.

Integrating Mental Health into Maternal Health Programs

April 09, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
In high-income countries, as many as 10 to 15 percent of women experience depression, anxiety, or other non-psychotic mental health challenges during pregnancy or the year after giving birth. In developing countries, the chances rise to 16 percent of pregnant women and 20 percent of post-natal women, according to Jane Fisher, professor of women’s health at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

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