6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

A Conversation with Tereza Campello, Brazil's Minister of Social Development and Fight Against Hunger

The Bolsa Família Program is widely recognized as possibly the most important social policy adopted by Brazil in the last decades.  It has an impressive record of achievements, having helped lift over 22 million Brazilians out of poverty and significantly decrease the country’s historically resilient income inequality. Its 10 year anniversary is an opportunity to assess these achievements, as well as the Program’s current challenges and future, which will directly affect the lives of its 50 million beneficiaries, over a quarter of Brazil’s population.

"In Search of Arctic Energy" Publication Launch

Please join the Canada Institute, the Kennan Institute, and the European Studies Program for the publication launch of "In Search of Arctic Energy." This event will discuss the findings of the new paper and delve into the implications that Arctic energy exploration will have for the region and the globe's energy economy.

Moving Beyond Coal: Shifting China onto a Path Toward 100% Renewable Electricity

Report: China Could Generate 80 Percent of Its Energy From Renewables By 2050 For Less Than Cost of Coal

By Xiupei Liang

Beyond the Border Implementation Report Update

On January 28, 2014, the Canada Institute hosted an update event for Beyond the Border's third anniversary.  The discussion focused on the 2013 annual implementation report, which highlights the various accomplishments (and challenges) of the process to date. The program featured David Moloney, from the Privy Council Office in Canada, and Amy Pope from the White House’s national security staff, as well as a number of stakeholders from the business community. Paul Frazer, president of PD Frazer Associates, moderated the program.

Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: Women’s Political Participation in the Arab Uprisings and Beyond

Three experts on women’s issues discussed the key challenges and opportunities for women's political participation and rights in countries throughout the Middle East following the Arab Spring.

Entry-Exit Systems in North America

On Wednesday, February 5, the Canada Institute hosted a discussion on the risks, challenges, and rewards of implementing a robust entry-exit system throughout North America. Comprehensive entry-exit tracking for non-citizens entering and leaving the United States has proven elusive. While non-citizens who enter the United States go through a variety of controls, little has been done to track non-citizens when they leave the country. Canada and the United States began working together recently to close the loop by counting entry into one country as an exit from the other.

The Role of Chinese Media in Fighting Corruption


Constructing the Narratives of Identity and Power

Twenty years ago Ukraine gained its independence and started on a path towards a free market economy and democratic governance. After four successive presidents and the Orange Revolution, there is a vast body of literature on the process of development and the current political, economic, and socio-cultural situation in Ukraine. Constructing the Narratives of Identity and Power provides a comprehensive outlook on Ukraine as it is presented through the views of intellectual and political elites. Based on extensive field work in Ukraine, Karina V.

People Out of Place: A Constitutional History of the Long 1960s

Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

"People Out of Place: A Constitutional History of the Long 1960s"

Risa Goluboff

The State of Citizen Security in Mexico: The Peña Nieto Administration’s First Year in Review

Over the last decade, Mexico has faced serious law enforcement and security challenges, due to heightened violent crime and limited institutional capacity in the criminal justice sector. The challenges include improving basic law enforcement, confronting powerful organized crime networks, professionalizing police and judicial sector, protecting human rights, and promoting a culture of lawfulness. Mexican authorities and security experts have identified these challenges as part of a broader need to improve the provision of basic citizen security.