August 25, 2015 // 1:15pm — 2:45pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Climate risks have the potential to affect every natural and social system, to harm populations, disrupt economic systems, and contribute directly or indirectly to conflicts within and across jurisdictional borders. This webinar will address climate risk and security on all fronts from the risk assessment perspective (impacts on governance, economic vitality, national, regional and international security) to potential solutions (risk management, policy, and technical).
August 13, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Latin American Program
Join us BY PHONE as three experts on U.S-Cuban relations analyse how will issues such as private investment be dealt with as the U.S. trade embargo persists? How can progress thus far on law enforcement and counter-narcotics cooperation, and search and rescue operations be furthered? What are the areas of common self-interest where collaboration is possible?
August 12, 2015 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
China Environment Forum
Asian cities are at the frontlines in the fight against air pollution. These cities are engines of economic growth, but often lack the tools and capacity they need to better manage air quality.
August 10, 2015 // 1:00pm — 3:00pm
How can the U.S. government create an enabling environment to assist women entrepreneurs doing business in Africa?
August 06, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
The New Democratic Party’s stunning election victory in Alberta this spring has added another wrinkle to the already tumultuous story of Alberta’s, and Canada’s, year in energy. David Docherty discussed how the new government’s policies could affect energy production in Alberta and what the NDP’s win in Alberta could mean for the federal election in the fall.
August 04, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
On July 16, 2015, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a discussion on the conflict in South Sudan and the role of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the U.S., and other actors in the mediation process. Dr. Getachew Gebrekidan, a visiting scholar from the Southern Voices Network* and an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies of Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, presented his research on “The Role of IGAD: A Regional Approach to the Crisis in South Sudan.” Mr. John Prendergast, Founding Director at the Enough Project, also presented, focusing on recommendations for the United States and international community in working towards a peaceful resolution in South Sudan.
July 30, 2015 // 9:30am — 11:30am
China Environment Forum
Despite China’s slowing domestic economic growth, global foreign direct investment (FDI) by Chinese companies increased 14 percent in the first half of this year. Here in the United States, many of those investments are fueling new U.S. clean energy projects in solar, wind, battery storage, and other emerging clean-tech sectors. When channeled correctly these investments can be a boon for the U.S. energy economy.
July 30, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:00am
Middle East Program
Analysts and observers on the ground in Turkey assess the implications of Turkey’s moves for U.S. Syrian-Kurdish collaboration against ISIS, Turkey’s own domestic stability and prospects for government formation in Ankara.
July 29, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Christian Leuprecht, Professor of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada and Senior Fellow at the Macdonald Laurier Institute, discussed the concept of a grand strategy, evaluated how any grand strategy might relate to Canadian defense policy, analyzed Canada’s strategic culture, and delineated periods in recent military history.
July 29, 2015 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
In this podcast, analysts and observers on the ground assess the impact of President Obama's visit and the next steps for East Africa.