5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

The Source of Financial Crisis

May 01, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
There have been four waves of financial crisis in the last thirty years. Each wave involved the failure of a significant number of banks in three, four, or more countries at about the same time. Moreover, the prices of the currencies of most these countries that were impacted in each wave declined, and many of the borrowers defaulted on their liabilities denominated in the U.S. dollar, the Euro, or some other foreign currency.

Social Accountability: The Answer to Ensuring Reproductive and Maternal Health Rights in the Post-MDG Era?

May 05, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
With reinvigorated family planning and maternal health efforts underway, including FP2020 and planning for the post-Millennium Development Goal era, it is critical that there is equitable participation of women, youth, and their communities in the design, delivery, and monitoring of reproductive and maternal health policies and programs.
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The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Region: Improving Policy Outcomes Through Research and Engagement

April 17, 2014 // 9:00am — 12:15pm
The Great Lakes-St Lawrence Basin contains 18 percent of the world's freshwater and is home to 42 million people. While these waters are essential to Canada and the United States' quality of life, the current state and future sustainability of the basin continue to challenge policy makers. Please join the Wilson Center's Canada Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program and the Great Lakes Policy Research Network for a half-day conference dedicated to bringing government, non-government, private sector, community organizations, and other stakeholders together to discuss the vital issue of Great Lakes environmental governance.

Innovation, Brain Drain, and the Politics of Russian Higher Education Reform

April 23, 2014 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
Russian higher education has done more to integrate western norms and standards than virtually any other national institution. Yet Russia’s universities and research institutes continue to face economic and political headwinds that raise questions about their ability to compete in a global marketplace. The Kennan Institute will conduct a conference on April 23rd that addresses the challenges confronting Russian higher education and how Russian universities interact with their international counterparts.

Latin American Populism in the Twenty-First Century: Update Venezuela

April 11, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
About the nature of populism in Latin America and its most recent radical manifestations.

The United States, Trade Remedy, and the WTO: What’s Next?

May 08, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
In recent years, American trade remedies have been particularly controversial. No safeguard has ever been found to be WTO-consistent. Indeed, with the expiry of the softwood lumber agreement between Canada and the U.S. in 2015, trade remedy issues are certain to remain a central issue for American trade negotiators going forward. Please join the Canada Institute in welcoming a panel of the leading authorities on global trade remedies to discuss a range of issues pertaining to how the United States has addressed trade remedies in the past and what concerns may arise in future.

Citizen Security in Brazil: Progress and Challenges

March 28, 2014 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
This event explored recent efforts to promote citizen security in Brazil’s urban areas, including the attempts to build more peaceful communities from the ground up.

Escaping the Crisis Trap: New Options for Haiti

April 04, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
A discussion of a new paper titled ‘Escaping the Crisis Trap: New Options for Haiti’.

The Arab Spring and the State of Egypt’s Antiquities

April 14, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
The current instability in Egypt is having its toll on its cultural heritage that is being lost and desecrated. Different archaeological sites commissioned by antiquities dealers leaving are being vandalized. The local communities are also involved due to economic hardship. Both objects and archaeological records are being lost for good. This very fast and speedy loss is the worst Egypt has ever faced.

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