Human Rights Events
January 10, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:00am
Middle East Program
Journalist and author Fariba Nawa discussed her recently published book, Opium Nation, as well as the role of women in the drug trade in Afghanistan and within Afghan society during the war led by the United States.
DRC Country Consultation: A Private Discussion with Harriet Solloway, Head of the Rule of Law Section in MONUSCO
January 05, 2012 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
On January 5th, Harriet Solloway, Head of the Rule of Law Section for the Mission de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation en République Démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO), came to the Wilson Center. She lead a private discussion with representatives from the US government, private sector and the NGO community on post-electoral developments in the DRC.
December 15, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Join us on December 15 for the launch of "Delivering Solutions: Advancing Dialogue To Improve Maternal Health," which captures and synthesizes the recommendations of the Wilson Center's Maternal Health Dialogue Series.
December 13, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
On 13 December 2011, a panel of experts presented on Capitol Hill as part of the Wilson Center on the Hill program to discuss the status of the Jackson-Vanik Amendment following Russia’s accession to the WTO. For video of the Wilson Center on the Hill briefing, including commentary from Woodrow Wilson Center CEO and President Jane Harman, please click here.
December 08, 2011 // 4:20pm — 5:00pm
Council of Women World Leaders
This event, co-sponsored by the Council of Women World Leaders, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Department of State, will feature a rough cut pre-screening of "Meena", a feature film based on Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WeDunn's Best-selling novel, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide." The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on sex trafficking.
November 21, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Historian William Benton Whisenhunt will discuss the story and events behind the recently reissued memoir Marooned in Moscow, first published just months after Marguerite Harrison’s release from a Bolshevik prison in 1921. The book provides a fascinating account of Harrison’s entry into war-torn Russia in early 1920, first-person impressions of many in the top Soviet leadership, and her increasingly dangerous work as a journalist and spy, to say nothing of her work on behalf of prisoners, her two arrests, and her eventual ten-month-long imprisonment, including in the infamous Lubyanka prison. Whisenhunt will explain who Harrison was, how she got into this kind of work, and give examples of her extraordinary work at this critical time in Russian history.
November 03, 2011 // 8:30am — 11:30am
Latin American Program
The authors of a new CNA study on the effects of criminal organizations and illicit trafficking on Guatemala’s border communities discussed theirs findings together with others.
“Between Marketization and Social Protection: Ambivalences of Feminism in the Context of Capitalist Crisis”
October 20, 2011 // 6:00pm — 7:30pm
United States Studies
A lecture by Nancy Fraser, one of the leading political philosophers and feminist theorists practicing today.
October 18, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
United States Studies
Join US Studies and the National Women's History Museum on October 18 for the first lecture in "The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Women's History" series.
October 04, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Middle East Program
As the Arab Spring has swept across much of the Middle East and North Africa, large-scale popular protests have been generally absent in the Persian Gulf except in Bahrain where massive demonstrations have been met simultaneously with a strict government crackdown on dissent and only limited promises of reform. Al-Khawaja discussed the prospects for change in Bahrain, the current status of the protest movement, and options for U.S. policy in this regard.