6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

The Outlook of the October Presidential and General Elections in Brazil



Sudan Working Group (INVITATION ONLY)

Friday, March 7, 2014 -
10:00 to 11:30
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Africa Program

Israel and the Strategic Challenges in the Middle East

The strategic landscape of the Middle East is changing: old assumptions are being challenged and new forces are emerging. How has Israel’s position been altered by the Arab Spring, turmoil in Egypt, and the civil war in Syria? And in Iran, is change real – apparent progress on a nuclear deal, a new president – or just a shift in perceptions and politics? Amidst this, has there been any change in prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians? No one is better placed to help us understand these complex shifts than Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s Minister of Intelligence.

Smuggling on the U.S.- Canada Border: Contraband, Crime, and Terror

Panel One: Cross-Border Contraband in the St. Lawrence Corridor and U.S.-Canada Relations


Chief Brian David, Chief, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

Chief Steve F. Thomas, Chief, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

Rear Admiral Michael Parks, Former Commander, 9th Coast Guard District, U.S. Coast Guard


Laura Dawson, Dawson Strategic

(PRIVATE MEETING) Discussion of the North American Leaders Summit

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 -
10:30 to 11:30
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Mexico Institute

Cancelled--Then and Now

Due to the inclement weather, this event has been cancelled.

Join us for a presentation by former Kennan Institute scholar and Russian novelist, Vladimir Voinovich. Voinovich will discuss his time researching in the United States during the period of perestroika and events in Russia today from his unique perspective. A discussion period will follow his remarks.

Attendees are invited to a reception immediately following the event from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. 

The Transformation of American International Power in the 1970s

In her latest book, Barbara Zanchetta analyzes the evolution of American-Soviet relations during the 1970s, from the rise of détente during the Nixon administration to the policy's crisis and fall during the final years of the Carter presidency. This study traces lines of continuity among the Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations and assesses its effects on the ongoing redefinition of America's international role in the post-Vietnam era. Against the background of superpower cooperation in arms control, Dr.

Water, Conflict, and Peacebuilding in Development: Lessons for Practitioners (Toolkit Launch)

With almost 800 million people currently lacking access to clean water and two-thirds of the world’s population projected to face conditions of severe water stress by 2025, disputes over water are a growing global concern.

Josefina Vázquez Mota: Book Presentation of The Dream that United the Border (El sueño que unió la frontera)

The Mexico Institute hosted a presentation of a book by Josefina Vázquez Mota, El sueño que unió la frontera: Mexicanos que triunfan en Estados Unidos (The Dream that United the Border: Mexicans who Triumph in United States