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DRC Country Consultation: A Private Discussion with Harriet Solloway, Head of the Rule of Law Section in MONUSCO

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 led a private discussion with representatives from the US government, private sector and the NGO community on post-electoral developments in the DRC, the relationship of MONUSCO with Kinshasa and its role in the country.

China Orders the World: Normative Soft Power and Foreign Policy

This volume examines a series of complex debates surrounding the role of China’s historical ideals in shaping its foreign policy. Presenting and analyzing the works of key Chinese philosophers and prominent international relations theorists, the contributors—prestigious scholars from China, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France—examine how an idealized version of China’s imperial past now inspires a new generation of Chinese scholars and policymakers and their plans for China’s future.

Who “Owns” The Arctic?: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference [Chapel Hill, NC]

The Wilson Center’s Canada Institute and Kennan Institute, with the Center for Canadian Studies at Duke University, joined UNC Chapel Hill’s Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) to host Who “Owns” The Arctic?: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference on March 28, 2012 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

U.S. Diplomacy Must Adapt to New Geopolitical Challenges, Prepare for 'Multi-Partner' World

John Ikenberry’s new book Liberal Leviathan argues that the liberal international order, formed following World War II and led by the United States, has been one of the most successful in history providing security and prosperity to more people. But decisions and actions over the past decades may have put that order in jeopardy. In an exclusive interview Ikenberry discusses the challenges facing the "liberal world order."

Congress: Global Finance and Global Development

The author of Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank, will discuss how the U.S. Congress, tracing its long history of involvement with these institutions, wields significant influence. The impact of the 2008 financial crisis has focused American politics on the global role played by the IMF and World Bank.

This event will be held in B-340 Rayburn House Office Building.


Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

On October 25, 2011, the Program on America and the Global Economy (PAGE) hosted a book discussion on Legislating International Organization: the US Congress, IMF, and the World Bank, authored by Kathryn Lavelle, the Ellen and Dixon Long associate professor of World Affairs at Case Western Reserve University and a former Wilson Center Fellow. She drafted the manuscript for this book during her time as a fellow during the 2008-9 academic year.

United Nations Human Rights Council: Assessing the U.S. Policy of Engagement

The United Nations Human Rights Council, an inter-governmental body made up of 47 states, is responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe.  It was created in 2006 to replace the Commission on Human Rights.  In July 2009, the United States joined the Council with the goal of strengthening the body’s capacity to address crisis situations as well as chronic human rights violations worldwide.  This panel of experts will assess the U.S. policy of active engagement at the Council.  Has U.S.

Changing Chinese Views of American Society

The United States and China figure centrally in each other’s international relations, economic policy, and commercial life. Many Chinese now travel to the US for business, tourism, or education, while others study American history and culture in their schools and universities or form their views of the US through the media and popular culture. In this forum, experts from one of China's most prestigious research institutes, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, will discuss Chinese views of American society, politics, and culture today.