5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Integrating Mental Health into Maternal Health Programs

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.

Who’s Afraid of the Fact-Checker?

The practice of fact-checking politicians’ claims has grown from its initial use by a small group of American journalists to an international movement in journalism with new fact-checking ventures emerging in countries around the globe. Why has fact-checking become such an important part of journalism? How do politicians react to being corrected? How effective are fact-checkers in holding power to account?

Contrasting Perspectives on Brazil's Current Troubles

Despite their opposing views, Sérgio Fausto and André Singer agree that the crisis will be long and difficult but Brazil’s democratic institutions will withstand the test and the country will emerge stronger from its current predicament

A summary of discussion held on April 9, 2015

5th Floor Conference Room, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


Rethinking US International Broadcasting: A Conversation on Mission, Strategy, and Organization

The Woodrow Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy program, present

Rethinking U.S. International Broadcasting: A Conversation on Mission, Strategy and Organization

Wednesday, 22 April, 2015, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Woodrow Wilson Center, 5th Floor Conference Room

South Asia Consultation on Maternal Health: Regional Dialogue and Way Forward

The state of maternal health in South Asia is difficult to assess. Although rates of maternal mortality are declining between 2 and 2.5 percent a year overall, the region’s massive population – one fifth of the world and over 1 billion people in India alone – means it still accounts for one out of three maternal deaths.

A Path to Win the War on Pollution? Environmental Law Reform in China

In order to meet the country’s increasingly ambitious air emission targets, Chinese policymakers have unleashed a wave of environmental reforms—from increasing pollutant discharge disclosure requirements and ratcheting up pollution penalties, to authorizing NGOs to bring public interest lawsuits against polluters. The pressure on polluters is likely to intensify with the revisions of the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Law and moving towards the creation of a national framework for emissions trading.

China 1945 / U.S.-China 2015

Major Inflexion Points in Sino-American relations

Call the Midwife: A Conversation About the Rising Global Midwifery Movement

The world is about to hit a “turning point” in maternal and newborn health, said Laura Laski, chief of the sexual and reproductive health at UNFPA, at the Wilson Center on March 23. “In terms of strengthening the new health system for achieving the MDGS or any other goals, we have to focus on the human resources for health.” In particular, midwives.

Criminal Justice in an Emerging Democracy: Perspectives from Mexico's Inmates

Mexico’s lower courts are undergoing a dramatic transformation, abandoning its behind-closed-doors, written criminal trials, and embracing a new criminal justice system (NCJS) with oral, adversary procedures. This reform template has been adopted by at least fourteen nations in Latin America. In order to measure the effects these reforms have on the criminal justice system, this event presented two studies that examine the system from an inmate’s perspective.