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The Brazilian Congress at the Frontier of Innovation

Fostering understanding of public policy issues relevant to Brazil’s continued development and its relations with the United States and the global community is a key driver of the Brazil Institute’s mission. With that in mind, in 2011 we have embarked in the facilitation of a series of interactions between members of the Brazilian Congress as leading thinkers and doers on innovation.

Bosnia: A new opportunity for getting closer to the EU?

Swiss Scholar Adis Merdzanovic’s opinion piece “Bosnia: A new opportunity for getting closer to the EU?” was recently published by EU Observer. Merdzanovic discusses Bosnia and Herzegovina’s political stagnation since the end of the war and the challenging power sharing arrangement between the major ethnic groups. In the past two years, however, the public has begun to fight back against the political system, holding protests that have attracted the attention of the international community.

The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the Revolutionary World, and the Fate of Empire

ROOM CHANGE: This event will now take place in the 5th Floor Conference Room

 

Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the Revolutionary World, and the Fate of Empire

The UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent and the Chevaline Program: An Overview

The UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent and the Chevaline Programme: An Overview

Burning Secrets of the Corfu Channel Incident

CWIHP Working Paper No. 70, “Burning Secrets of the Corfu Channel Incident” offers a fresh look at an October 1946 naval incident off the coast of Albania where two British warships struck mines while navigating the Channel near Albanian territorial waters. Using declassified Albanian documents and recently released British documents “previously unknown to the Albanian public,” Lalaj examines this early episode of the Cold War and subsequent legal case at the International Court of Justice.

Scotland on the Eve of the Independence Referendum

On September 18th, Scottish voters will decide whether their country will be the first to secede from a Western-European state in recent history. After two years of campaigning it would seem that politicians, academics, and journalists would have a good understanding of the public sentiment. Using very recent data from the only large-scale, representative, and comprehensive attitudes surveys in Scotland, however, this talk will highlight where the general “wisdom” about Scots’ attitudes towards the referendum may be empirically wrong.

The Euromissile Crisis and the End of the Cold War

In the late 1970s, new generations of nuclear missile delivery systems were proposed for deployment across Eastern and Western Europe. The ensuing controversy over their deployment grew into a key phase in the later years of the Cold War. The Euromissile Crisis and the End of the Cold War explores the origins, unfolding, and consequences of that crisis.

The End of the Union? London, Edinburgh, and the Battle for Scottish Independence

On 18 September, Scotland will hold a referendum on its 300 year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdom. It is an historic event with the campaign battle already well under way. The Center’s Global Europe Program will convene several leading experts to discuss the referendum campaign and the wider implications of a ‘Yes’ vote for Edinburgh, London and Europe.

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