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CANCELLED: European Union - United States Partnership in Africa: An EU Rendez-Vous Event

Please note that this consultation has been CANCELLED due to the government shutdown. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Gorillas and Family Planning: At the Crossroads of Community Development and Conservation

“Gorillas are very good at family planning; if we were like them, we’d be much better off,” said wildlife veterinarian Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka at the Wilson Center on September 26.

The Meaning and Implication of the "Mensalão", Brazil's Largest Trial on Political Corruption

On September 19th the Brazilian Supreme Court approved a motion to partially reconsider its December 2012 sentences on the “Mensalão” case. The motion was presented by twelve of the twenty-five convicted Congressional deputies, Workers’ Party officials, members of President Lula’s administration and others.  The “Mensalão” is the largest political corruption scandal in Brazilian history.

Small Business is Big Business in America

Continuing with our focus on the critical importance of entrepreneurship to the American economy, on October 30, 2013, PAGE will host Jeanne Hulit, Acting Administrator of the SBA, to discuss public policies or private practices could increase the availability of small business financing in the future and innovative businesses that can drive future growth and prosperity.

Keynote:

Jeanne Hulit, Acting Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Panelists:

An Assessment of Rouhani’s Visit to New York: Real Diplomacy or Failed Expectations?

Two Iran experts assessed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent visit to the United Nations General Assembly and its implications for improving relations between the United States and Iran.

Women, Business and the Law 2014: Removing Restrictions to Enhance Gender Equality

Women, Business and the Law measures how laws, regulations, and institutions differentiate between women and men. It further discusses how the respective laws, regulations, and institutions may affect women’s incentives, capacity to work, or to set up and run a business. It objectively measures legal differences on the basis of gender in 143 economies, covering six areas: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit, and going to court. This year’s report was published by Bloomsbury Publishing. wbl.worldbank.org.

Constructing Nation: National Narratives of History Teachers in Ukraine

Karina Korostelina examined the use of historical narratives as an element of nation building in Ukraine, and analyzed the role of history teachers in this process. Based on 60 semi-structural interviews with history teachers in Ukraine, the speaker described three major national narratives used by history teachers to produce specific meaning of social identity among school pupils.

The Worlds of Joseph Conrad

Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

"The Worlds of Joseph Conrad"

Maya Jasanoff
HARVARD UNIVERSITY

The New Political Landscape of Afghanistan's Neighborhood After '2014'

So much attention is being devoted to the changing security situation in Afghanistan as US/NATO forces prepare to end the current mission and begin a new status in the country. Already, Afghanistan's immediate neighbors (and somewhat distant, such as Russia) are addressing what they see as the key concerns of the coming years. Some focus on the security challenges and the potential for civil war. Others are hedging their bets and look to the economic gains that could be made by dealing with a stable Afghanistan.

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