6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Australia's Historic Minimum Wage: A World History Approach

Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

Australia’s Historic Minimum Wage:
 A World History Approach

Marilyn Lake

Foreign Policy by Analogy: U.S. Decision-Making and the Uses of the Vietnam War

Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

Foreign Policy by Analogy:  U.S. Decision-Making
and the Uses of the Vietnam War

Mark Atwood Lawrence

The Challenge of the Oceans

The world’s oceans are under direct threat. The 5th Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has noted that as a direct result of increased carbon intake, acidification has increased, which has a direct correlation to the overall health and balance of oceanic ecosystems. Furthermore, sea levels are predicted to rise in 95 percent of ocean area. How then can societies and governments work together to bring clear and lasting policies to shift these trends? On February 19th, a panel will convene to discuss recent oceanic challenges.

Private 'A Day at the Wilson Center' Luncheon with Sec. Penny Pritzker (Invitation only)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 -
11:45 to 13:45
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

A Conversation with Gustavo Madero: Mexico’s Changes and Challenges

Over the past few months, Mexico’s PAN (Partido Acción Nacional) party has emerged as the pivotal ally for President Enrique Peña Nieto’s PRI (Partido Revolucionario Institucional) government. In December 2013 it was the PAN which supported the government’s constitutional reform of the energy sector. The leader of the PAN, Gustavo Madero, was instrumental in not only achieving that consensus, but in shaping the legislation itself. His presentation at the Wilson Center will focus on Mexico’s latest changes and most pressing challenges.

American Dreams in China (Private Movie Screening-INVITATION ONLY)

Friday, February 7, 2014 -
18:00 to 21:00
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

POSTPONED: Cultural Diplomacy: Projecting America’s Real Power?

This event has been postponed due to the impending bad weather.

Public-Private Partnerships in Aid: A Tool For U.S. Policy

USAID funding is “far outstripped” by private investment and business relationships in “nearly every country” in which it works – and that’s a good thing, according to USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah.

"Pipeline Politics: A CPAC Documentary" Premiere


The Canada Institute and the Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC, Canada) hosted an exclusive, advanced screening of Pipeline Politics. In the all-new, hour-long documentary, Luiza Ch. Savage, Washington, D.C. bureau chief for Maclean's Magazine, examines the people and passions that have made the proposed Keystone XL pipeline a hot-button issue in both Canada and the United States. 

Private Food for Thought Luncheon (Invitation Only)

Friday, February 7, 2014 -
12:30 to 13:30
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center