5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Iraq: Now and After ISIS

April 02, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Ambassador Sumaida’ie, who recently returned from Iraq, will discuss the evolution of the struggle in Iraq is both complex and consequential. The outcome is going to be a major factor in determining the future shape of the region, and will have a significant impact on global geopolitics. The United States as well as other players should have a clear eyed assessment of where things are heading, and what needs to be done if the direction of events is not palatable.

The War in Ukraine: The Roots of Russian Conduct

March 19, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
A year after the annexation of Crimea and the start of hostilities in Eastern Ukraine, the sequence of events leading up to the crisis are well established. Yet these events find their origins in Russia's recent and distant past, as well as the EU's image of a modern, post-WWII Europe.

Atomic Aversion and Just War Principles

April 24, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Scott Sagan, 2015 awardee of the National Academy of Science’s Estes Award, will speak at the Wilson Center’s Nonproliferation Forum on “Atomic Aversion and Just War Principles: New Evidence on US Public Opinion”

Pakistan's Intensified Countermilitancy Push: Real Deal or False Hope

April 02, 2015 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
After the terrorist attack on an army-run school in Peshawar in December 2014, Pakistan vowed to step up efforts to combat militancy, and to eliminate its policy of distinguishing between “good” and “bad” militants. Some observers, however, are skeptical that lasting progress will be made.

Facing Terrorism: A Lebanese Perspective

March 25, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Lebanon is surprisingly quiet while the region around it is literally burning. The country is facing many challenges, from the vacancy in the presidency to Hezbollah’s involvement in the fight in Syria to the presence of over one million Syrian refugees. Because of the government’s war on terror, Lebanon has succeeded in keeping a lid on the sources of tension in the country while fighting extremism and fending off terrorism. Interior Minister Machnouk, a key figure in this fight to keep the country stable and secure, discusses fighting extremism in Lebanon and how to keep Lebanon from becoming involved in the surrounding wars.
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Environmental Review in Canada and the United States

March 18, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
On the morning of March 18, the Wilson Center's Canada Institute will host Helen Cutts, the Vice-President for Policy Development for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency for a round table discussion on the environmental review process in Canada and the United States.

Afghanistan: The Next Phase

March 25, 2015 // 2:30pm — 4:30pm
With foreign combat troops now out of Afghanistan, the country faces a deeply uncertain future. Afghanistan: The Next Phase takes an in-depth look at Afghanistan by placing it in the context of its tribal culture, history, and demography.

Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana

March 16, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
From John F. Kennedy’s offering of an olive branch to Fidel Castro after the missile crisis, to Henry Kissinger’s top secret quest for normalization, to Barack Obama’s promise of a “new approach,” authors of "Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana" William LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh reveal a fifty-year record of dialogue and negotiations, both open and furtive.

U.S.-Mexico Relations, Security and Human Rights

March 17, 2015 // 4:30pm — 6:00pm
The Mexico Institute hosted an event on U.S.-Mexico relations, security, and human rights, exploring the effects of U.S. policy, and Mexico's struggle against organized crime, on the security situation in the country.

Working Together to End Violence against Women: The Experience of Russia and the US

March 05, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED**

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