6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Canada-US Health Summit Lunch

Monday, November 2, 2015 -
00:00 to 01:30
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Canada Institute

Canada-US Health Summit

Monday, November 2, 2015 -
08:00 to 17:30
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Canada Institute

Reforming Russian Higher Education in a Global Market

Russia is in the midst of a country-wide reform effort aimed at integrating its institutions of higher learning with its world-class research institutes in a bid to enter the top ranks of global universities. Minister Livanov outlined the progress of the reform. He discussed new approaches to staffing and financing and highlight Russia’s strategies to attract talented students and scholars with global reputation, including Russian expatriates, to teach and conduct research at newly reorganized Russian universities.

Women, Technology, and Policy: Leadership in Private and Public Sectors

On Thursday, October 29, the Wilson Center’s Global Women’s Leadership Initiative hosted a panel discussion on female leadership in the technology field featuring prominent leaders from both the private and public sectors.

In the Beginning Was the Word: The Bible in American Public Life, 1492-1783

The Bible was the key public authority for religion, politics, church, and society from the first colonial settlements through the American Revolution. Yet even as patriots used Scripture to support independence from Britain, others used “the Bible alone” to attack slavery among the Sons of Liberty. This book explains how a tumultuous Protestant history set the stage for U. S. history where the Bible remained extremely important, but as much for political contests as spiritual consolation.

Europe's Refugee Challenge: Responses to an International Crisis

Set against the backdrop of Europe’s largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, this discussion will focus on the situation on the ground in countries that are most exposed, either as points of entry or as final destinations for refugees. Are national governments and EU institutions doing enough? What kind of domestic opposition is emerging in response to national policies? What societal and cultural challenges are refugees encountering upon arrival?

Health in the City: New Strategies to Meet the Needs of Urban Africa

More than half the world’s population is now urban, and more than a quarter of the 100 fastest-growing cities are in Africa. Though urbanization is often associated with improved health, African cities are struggling to cope with the demands of growing populations. Poor women and children in African cities are the least likely socioeconomic groups to have access to preventive health services.

Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy and the 48 Hours that Made History

Two Days in June cover.jpgIn June 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy has been president of the United States for almost two and a half years. That spring he is grappling with the two seismic forces of the early 1960s: the proliferation of nuclear arms and the struggle for civil rights.

Charging Ahead: Scaling Up Renewable Energy in the Developing World

The renewable energy sector has reached a critical inflection point where costs are competitive with fossil fuels and investment is ramping up in a big way, said more than a dozen experts at a day-long conference co-hosted by ECSP and the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Global Climate Change on October 27.

Are Ghanaians Fed-up with Democracy? Institutional Mistrust and Satisfaction with Democracy

On November 3, 2015, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a discussion on satisfaction with democracy in Ghana. Mr. Isaac Debrah, a visiting scholar with the Southern Voices Network* and the Afrobarometer Assistant Project Manager for Anglophone West Africa at the Center for Democratic Development (CDD) in Ghana, presented his research on “Are Ghanaians Fed-Up with Democracy? Institutional Mistrust and Satisfaction with Democracy.” Ms.