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The Maternal Health Initiative launches the CODE BLUE series on non-communicable diseases and maternal health

Each year, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 2 in every 3 deaths among women globally. It is estimated that NCDs kill 35 million people each year, and women of reproductive age make up about half of these deaths.

The Right Honorable Catherine Ashton in Conversation with the Honorable Nasser Judeh

Join us for a conversation with Baroness Cathy Ashton, former EU Representative for Foreign Affairs and current member of the Britsh House of Lords, and the Honorable Nasser Judeh, Senator in Jordan's Parliament and former Foreign Minister, on the present and future of Euro-Mideast relations. Europe has a rich historical relationship with the Middle East; marked by shared values and common interests in maintaining peace and security in the region as well as promoting mutually beneficial socio-economic policies.

Unpacking Perceptions and Attitudes: Arabs on the Economy, Women's Leadership and Youth

On September 19th, the Wilson Center will be hosting a panel discussion of the Arab Barometer's 2019 Surveys of the Arab world focused on perceptions and attitudes towards the economy, women's leadership and youth. 

A Tale of Four Worlds: The Arab Region After the Uprisings

First came the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire following World War I; then, in the 1950s and '60s, the Nasser-inspired wave of Arab nationalism and socialism. The Arab world's third great political cataclysm of the past 100 years has also brought permanent changes, but not as its activists had hoped: the 2011 uprisings.

Book Launch: "A Tale of Four Worlds: The Arab Region After the Uprisings"

First came the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire following World War I; then, in the 1950s and ’60s, the Nasser-inspired wave of Arab nationalism and socialism. The Arab world’s third great political cataclysm of the past 100 years—the 2011 uprisings—has also brought permanent changes, but not as its activists had hoped.

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