6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

A Private Discussion with Robert Piper, United Nations Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel (INVITATION ONLY)

Thursday, September 5, 2013 -
10:00 to 11:30
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Africa Program

Consolidating a Culture of Peace in Africa: A Contribution to International Peace and Security

“For years, Africa has received too little attention” and the U.S. has underestimated al-Qaeda’s influence in North Africa, noted Jane Harman, President, Director, and CEO of the Wilson Center. She went 

Roundtable Discussion on the Southern Gas Corridor

This summer, the European Union's alternative source of natural gas was finally decided: the Shah Deniz energy consortium in Azerbaijan chose the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) over the much-discussed Nabucco project, to bring 10-20 billion cubic meters of gas a year through Greece and Albania to Italy. The momentous choice ended over a decade of indecision on energy diversification in Southeastern and Central Europe and will provide a much needed alternative to Russian resources.

Africa as the Last Frontier: Why It Matters in the Global Economy

“Africa has caught the imagination of the world in recent times as a [potentially] prosperous part of the world.”Kingsley Moghalu

Opening Questions

Social Media in Emergency Management

Quite a bit is known about the public’s social media habits, including the public’s expectations concerning emergency management agencies’ use of social media. For example, 76 percent of adults responding to a 2012 American Red Cross survey expect help to arrive in less than three hours if they post an emergency-related request on social media. However, what has not been well document are the perspectives of emergency managers toward social media. Do they feel emergency management agencies should be monitoring social media?

Business as Usual? U.S.-Taiwan Relations Amidst Changing Realities (Private Event)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 -
12:30 to 14:00
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Asia Program

Strategy: A History

This event will now take place in the 6th Floor Flom Auditorium at the Wilson Center, please make note of the room change.

In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives. 

Hanoi's Road to the Vietnam War, 1954-1965

Hanoi's Road to the Vietnam War opens in 1954 with the signing of the Geneva accords that ended the eight-year-long Franco-Indochinese War and created two Vietnams. In agreeing to the accords, Ho Chi Minh and other leaders of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam anticipated a new period of peace leading to national reunification under their rule; they never imagined that within a decade they would be engaged in an even bigger feud with the United States.

The Role of Family Planning in Improving Maternal Health

Ensuring access to family planning is not only a matter of human rights, but can also play a key role in protecting the health of mothers and children. Maternal health experts and program directors met at the Wilson Center on July 31 to discuss the role family planning takes in women’s health in developing countries, what successes family planning programs worldwide have had so far, and what can be done to expand services.