6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

The Great Charter: What Makes Magna Carta Mythic?

April 30, 2015 // 5:00pm — 7:00pm
The 2015 Leon Jaworski Public Program will focus on the symbolic attributes of the Great Charter to examine “what makes Magna Carta mythic.” Exploring the mythic and iconic qualities of Magna Carta can help us better understand an eight-century-long legal-political tradition, its endurance, and continuing significance for the twenty-first century.

An Enduring Revolution: Pakistani Women’s Collective Action for Change

May 05, 2015 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
The role of women in many developing countries has traditionally been understood as that of a passive receiver of repression or services. Fouzia Saeed’s research findings challenge this view. At this event, Dr. Saeed will share the outcome of her work during her time as the Wilson Center’s 2014-15 Pakistan Scholar.

25 Years Since the Baltic Revolution: Marking Accomplishments, Facing Challenges

April 17, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:45am
This anniversary year, in which Latvia holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, presents a timely opportunity to review what the Baltics have accomplished in the past quarter century as well as current and future challenges that they face. As Latvia prepares to host a May 2015 Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, it is also appropriate to assess the relevance of Baltic experience to others seeking closer ties with European and trans-Atlantic structures.

Muslim, Trader, Nomad, Spy: China's Cold War and the People of the Tibetan Borderlands

April 27, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
In 1959, the Dalai Lama fled Lhasa leaving the People’s Republic of China with a crisis on its Tibetan frontier. Drawing upon never before seen Chinese sources, Sulmaan Khan tells, for the first time, the story of how non-state actors moving across the Tibetan borderlands exposed state weakness and caused the PRC to move from empire-lite to a harder, heavier imperial formation. That change transformed Chinese policy towards the third world and the Cold War.

China's Foreign Policy in a New Era of Sino-Latin American Relations

March 24, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The Wilson Center’s Latin American Program, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, and China Environment Forum, in collaboration with the Institute of the Americas, are pleased to invite you to a seminar exploring China’s evolving political engagement with Latin America.

Canadian Hydropower and the Clean Power Plan

April 29, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:30am
This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to unveil its final rule for existing power plants as part of the Clean Power Plan. Hydropower, a zero-emission, dispatchable, base-load power source makes up more than half of renewable electricity generation in the United States. Canada supplies the United States with approximately 32 TWh of hydropower with room for significant additional expansion. Linked to the U.S. electricity grid through dozens of connections, Canadian hydropower exports have the potential to play an important role as states seek to reduce power sector emissions to comply with the Clean Power Plan.

Is the American Century Over?

April 21, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Join us for a conversation with the author of Is the American Century Over?, Joseph S. Nye, as he argues that America's superpower status may be tempered, but is definitely not over.

Emergent Africa: The Role of African Multilateral Institutions in Trade and Investment, Development, and Poverty Reduction

April 16, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
On April 16, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, for a special session on trade, investment, and sustainable development. Dr. Kaberuka shared his reflections on Africa’s accomplishments, current challenges, and opportunities for the future regarding trade, investment, and development throughout the continent.

The Estonia Model: Why a Free and Secure Internet Matters

April 21, 2015 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
In this Director's Forum, His Excellency Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia, will discuss the state of cybersecurity, privacy, and the digital economy.

The African Union & the United States: Forging Trade and Investment Partnerships for Agenda 2063

April 14, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:00am
On April 14, the Wilson Center Africa Program held a half-day event on trade and investment partnerships between the African Union and the United States, featuring H.E. Dr. Nkozasana Dlamini-Zuma, African Union Commission Chairperson.

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