6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

“Women, Business, and the Law: Getting to Equal”

The World Bank Group report series Women, Business, and the Law measures legal and regulatory barriers to female employment and entrepreneurship in seven key areas of economic opportunity. For the fourth edition of this report, data from 173 economies was collected to show how local laws, regulations, and institutions have contributed to gender-based inequalities and employment imbalances.

The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine

Ukraine is currently embroiled in a tense battle with Russia to preserve its economic and political independence. But today’s conflict is only the latest in a long history of battles over Ukraine’s existence as a separate nation. Situated between Central Europe and Russia, Ukraine was shaped by the empires that have used it as a strategic gateway between East and West—from the Romans and Ottomans to the Third Reich and the Soviet Union, all have engaged in global fights for supremacy on Ukrainian soil.

Book Launch—A Delicate Relationship: The United States and Burma/Myanmar Since 1945

In 2012, Barack Obama became the first U.S. president ever to visit Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. This official state visit marked a new period in the long and sinuous diplomatic relationship between the United States and Burma/Myanmar, which Kenton Clymer examines in A Delicate Relationship.

Doing Business in Africa: Addressing the Corruption Factor-A Brown Capital Management Africa Forum Event

Africa was the fastest-growing region in the world for foreign direct investment (FDI) last year, but in total terms, the continent’s share of FDI remains small.  Even as the Obama Administration encourages U.S. economic and business engagement with Africa, many U.S. businesses remain wary of the continent's reputation as a hotspot of corruption and are often deterred from investing in African economies.

Breakfast Honoring Ambassador Gary Doer

Monday, November 16, 2015 -
08:01 to 09:00
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Canada Institute

Atlantic Rules: Markets, Democracy and the End of the Cold War

In Global Rules: America, Britain and a Disordered World, James Cronin uses the Anglo-American relationship as a lens through which to view the last years of the Cold War.  This perspective leads him to argue that the turn to markets in the US and the UK during the 1980s and to the promotion of democracy and human rights were critical in setting the terms on which the Cold War ended and on which the post-Cold War order would be constructed.

Portraits of Siberia from the Détente Era

In 1978, photographer Nathan Farb traveled to the Soviet industrial city of Novosibirsk. He took a series of intimate and revealing portraits of its citizens that had to be smuggled out of the country via diplomatic pouch. Nearly four decades later, these portraits show a culture that is long gone yet continues to influence today’s Russia. Farb will present select pieces from his collection, many of which have been shown in museums around the globe, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Angola at 40 Years: Progress, Challenges, and the Way Forward

On November 18th, 2015 the Wilson Center Africa Program, in conjunction with the U.S.-Angola Chamber of Commerce and the Embassy of the Republic of Angola, hosted “Angola Day,” a full-day event focused on “Angola at 40 Years: Progress, Challenges and the Way Forward.” The event included three panel discussions and multiple keynote remarks, bringing together 16 diverse sector experts—including prominent Angolan and American political figures, a range of company heads doing business in Angola, and a selection of activists and academics—to discuss Angola’s past, present and future. 

20 Years after Dayton: International Engagement and Power Sharing in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Dayton-Paris Peace Agreement, Bosnia and Herzegovina finds itself at a crossroads. The country is engaged in the process of European integration, yet is still a largely inefficient and highly fragmented state. This situation poses a challenge for reform-oriented domestic actors, the international community in general, and the European Union in particular.