6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Path to Prosperity: Educate, Employ, and Empower Youth to Realize the Demographic Dividend

“Ensuring access to education, health services and employment for youth can mean the difference between capitalizing on a demographic dividend or taking a road towards disempowerment and disaffection.” – Dr. Babatunde Osatimehin, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund

A World of Three Cultures By Ambassador Miguel Basáñez

In August 2015, Miguel E. Basáñez was named Ambassador of Mexico to the United States of America. Prior to serving as Ambassador, he was an Adjunct Professor and Director of the Judicial Reform Program at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, where he wrote the recently published book, A World of Three Cultures: Honor, Achievement and Joy.

“So Who Is Felix? An Exploration of the Illusion of Nostalgia for Empire”

Join us for a discussion with Ukrainian author and translator Sophia Andrukhovych, centering on her book Felix Austria (2014). In this novel, Andrukhovych introduces the reader to the history of her hometown of Ivano-Frankivsk and uses the example of one rather bizarre family to explore the Ukrainian myth of “Austrian happiness.”

Reception to follow. 

Eagle Watching in Moscow and Beijing: Russian and Chinese Historical Perspectives on the U.S.

Russia’s and China’s America policies are shaped not only by their assessments of the United States’ current intentions and capabilities, but by the evolution of their views of the U.S. over the past two centuries. Please join us for a discussion of the history of Chinese and Russian narratives of the United States and how they inform policies in Moscow and Beijing today.

Canada-US Health Summit 2015

At the two-day Canada-U.S. Health Summit, experts discussed issues facing healthcare services in the United States and Canada through a variety of panels, discussions, and events. 

Yemen between War and Political Solution

The Yemeni conflict is in its 8th month with no end in sight. What are the prospects for a solution, military or political? If the conflict is nothing more than a proxy war for Saudis and Iranians, what are the prospects for third party solutions? Finally, what are the long-term consequences of this conflict down the road for the region and beyond?

Yemen between War and Political Solution


Mohammad Al-Shami

Security Clearance: A Next-Gen Overhaul

When hackers made off with sensitive data from the Office of Personnel Management, they put new stress on a creaky approach to security clearances. Too often, the federal system freezes out individuals with critical language skills, cultural acumen, and strong ties to sensitive regions; at the same time, it failed to counter the insider threat posed by leakers like Edward Snowden.

IAEA Oral History Project Expert Workshop

Friday, November 20, 2015 -
09:30 to 18:30
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Nuclear Proliferation International History Project