5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
March 05, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
A panel of Russian and American experts will discuss the issue of gender-based violence and the ways in which it can be addressed in various cultural contexts.
March 02, 2015 // 4:00pm — March 03, 2015 // 5:30pm
Volodymyr Kulyk will examine the recent evolution of Ukrainian identity in terms of its content and salience. Looking at the impact of the Euromaidan protests and the subsequent military conflict in southeastern Ukraine, he will demonstrate the Ukrainians' greater democratic maturity on the one hand and increasing alienation from Russia on the other. In addition to changing preferences of the Ukrainian population as a whole, he will discuss continuity and change in regional divisions.
February 24, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:00am
A discussion with three leading researchers from the Latin America Marijuana Research Initiative (LAMRI) who have just completed extensive field work and surveys about marijuana regulation in Uruguay.
February 24, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Many young Russians, whether politically active or indifferent, know little about the dissidents of the Soviet era. They don’t understand what motivated people of the time to speak out, why some dissidents decided to leave the country, or what was the significance of samizdat, the “self-published” writings and poetry that people passed around in secret at the time. The Voice of America launched a documentary series in 2013 featuring interviews, documents, and narration to tell the stories from this part of Russian history.
February 18, 2015 // 5:00pm — 7:00pm
Nearly 40 artworks will be displayed including pieces by Andriy Yermolenko, considered to be one of the most prominent painters of the Maidan, as well as Marian Luniv, Olena Golub, Oleksa Mann, Ivan Semesjuk, and artists from the Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine (MARI): Andriy Sydorenko, Glib Vysheslavsky, and Oksana Chepelyk. Replicas of works about the Maidan will be displayed for the first time in Washington, D.C. at the Wilson Center.
March 02, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Galia Golan will discuss the upcoming March 17 Israeli elections and reflect on her latest book Israeli Peacemaking Since 1967: Factors Behind the Breakthroughs and Failures. Examining the Israeli-Arab conflict as an "intractable conflict," the book seeks to determine just which factors, or combination of factors, impacted on Israel's position in past peace-making efforts, possibly accounting for breakthroughs or failures to reach agreement.
February 13, 2015 // 11:30am — 12:30pm
This talk will presented the results of survey work conducted in December 2014 funded by the Political Science division of the National Science Foundation on evolving attitudes in conflict regions. The survey focuses on Southeast Ukraine (excluding the war zones of Donetsk and Luhansk) and Crimea, comparing attitudes towards Maidan, Russian actions, MH 17, Novorossiya, political actors, and NATO.
February 23, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is pleased to a discussion on the future of the left in Mexico and the challenges the country faces.
February 11, 2015 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
The protection of property rights remains one of the most contentious issues in present-day Russia. From historically weak ownership rights to unclear laws to the reliance on offshore accounts, Russian property rights consistently seem to be under threat. This panel discussed historical, legal, and political attempts to enforce property rights and why this issue continues to be so controversial today.
February 26, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Bruce Hoffman speaks about his latest book, Anonymous Soldier: The Stuggle for Israel, 1917-1947, which examines the critical period in the establishment of Israel, chronicling three decades of growing anticolonial unrest that culminated in the end of British rule and the UN resolution to create two separate states.