6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Beyond the Paris Climate Talks: What Was Achieved and What Remains To Be Done

Last month, for the first time, 195 countries formally agreed to take steps to slow and eventually reduce carbon emissions. “This is potentially one of the most important things that’s ever been done for your children, your grandchildren…and their welfare in the future,” said Andrew Light, professor of public philosophy at George Mason University.

“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. 

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

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

Photos of the event.

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.