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Israel’s New Government: New Faces, Same Policies?

Yoram Peri, Director of the Joseph B. and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies and Abraham S. and Jack Kay Chair in Israel Studies at the University of Maryland, discussed five myths widely held about Israel’s new government.

On April 12, the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted a meeting, “Israel’s New Government: New Faces, Same Policies?” with Yoram Peri. Haleh Esfandiari, Director of the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center, moderated the event.

Balancing Act on the Mekong: Building Linkages for Sustainable Dam Development

“One of our intentions is to create new dialogues and discourse” around hydropower development in the Mekong Basin, explained Michael Victor, as he described his work with the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food. During a March 25, 2013 meeting at the Wilson Center Michael and the other speakers argued that in order to balance the conflicting interests and complex environmental impacts of hydropower development in the Mekong Basin, a paradigm shift towards better governance and more sustainable and equitable energy development is imperative.

Migration and Agricultural Development in Soviet Central Asia (1987)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #218, 1987. PDF 20 pages.

The Nationality Problem and the Soviet Future (1983)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #168, 1983. PDF 44 pages.

Demography and Soviet Society: Social and Cultural Aspects (1981)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #123, 1981. PDF 81 pages.

Environmental Film Festival: PHE in Tanzania & International Peace Parks

Environmental security and international development aren’t typical movie-going fare, but at the 2013 DC Environmental Film Festival, ECSP premiered two short documentaries with unique environmental stories: Healthy People, Healthy Environment: Integrated Development in Tanzania shows how improving health services and environmental conservation can empower coastal communities in Africa; and Transcending Boundaries:

Goldilocks Had It Right: How to Build Resilient Societies in the 21st Century

The original version of this article appeared on ECSP's blog, New Security Beat.

When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the U.S. East Coast last October, it was the latest in a series of “teachable moments” about our growing vulnerability to climate change.

East European Studies Junior Scholars' Training Seminar

Deadline: The deadline for receipt of this year's JSTS applications and supporting materials is April 30, 2013. Applicants will be notified approximately six weeks later.

Demographic & Environmental Dynamics Shape 'Global Trends 2030' Scenarios

“However rapid change has been over the past couple decades, the rate of change will accelerate in the future,” states the newest quadrennial report from the National Intelligence Council (NIC), Global Trends 2030: Alternative WorldsReleased late last year, the report identifies the “game-changers, megatrend

Latin American Program in the News: The Reality of Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

They are sons and daughters, gay and straight, performers and politics junkies. They grew up in the bustle of New York and the dry heat of Texas.

They are American.

And they are undocumented.

The trio of students who sit on stage at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Thursday night speak eloquently and with poise. They have been tasked with talking about their childhoods, and in many ways they sound like every other kid in America. They recall summers spent at camp and hours toiled away at unpaid internships.