5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Promoting Public Citizenship in the 21st Century: Russian and American Perspectives on Public Oversight of the State

April 30, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
This discussion will feature three Russian experts who have each spent time at the Wilson Center (with support from the U.S. Embassy, Moscow’s “Peer-to-Peer Program”). The panel will compare the Russian and American experience and practice of public oversight. The results of their study include both expected and unexpected findings. For example, while U.S.-based organizations that work on government oversight are older and operate in a freer environment, there are areas where Russian groups and individuals are able to access state information faster and more reliably.

Improving Think Tank Management

May 05, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Following his original and highly successful book Managing Think Tanks, author Raymond Struyk introduces his newest release: Improving Think Tank Management: Practical Guidance for Think Tanks, Research Advocacy NGOs, and their Funders.

Launch of “On Governance” by Robert Rotberg

April 28, 2015 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
On Governance: What It Is, What It Measures and Its Policy Uses, the latest book by Wilson Center Fellow Robert Rotberg, answers these questions. Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program on Tuesday, April 28 from 11am-12pm as we examine these questions of governance on the African continent and globally.

2015 Ahtisaari Symposium: New Evidence and Perspectives on the Helsinki Accords

April 27, 2015 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
The Ahtisaari Symposium series, established at the Wilson Center in 2010 in honor of Nobel Laureate and former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, provides a forum for discussion of historical and policy perspectives on vital European security issues. In cooperation with the University of Helsinki, the Wilson Center also hosts a scholarship program for Finnish professionals from the scholarly, media, business and public policy communities.

The Future of Renewable Energy and Climate Change Policy in Mexico

April 28, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Mexico Institute is delighted to host Mexico’s Under Secretary of Energy Planning and Transition, Leonardo Beltrán, who will speak on both Mexico’s energy reform process and the prospects for renewable energy and carbon gas emissions reductions. At the same time, we are proud to launch our new publication “Renewable Energy in Mexico’s Northern Border Region,” which analyzes the current renewable energy situation in the north of the country and potential opportunities to engage in a productive relationship with the private and the public sectors in the United States.

Does Russian Nationalism have a Future after Ukraine?

April 21, 2015 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Russian nationalism has been the victim of what is the essential tragedy of the Russian people: the Russian state tried to become an empire before the Russian people became a nation, and as a result, at no point has the country been a nation state. And while pro-Kremlin radical nationalists are increasingly important in Russian politics, their nationalist agendas have been largely co-opted by the state. The speakers discussed the crisis facing Russian nationalists and what the future may hold for them.

China and Latin America: Seeking a Path to Sustainable Development

April 16, 2015 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
The rise of China has been a boon to the economies of Latin America for more than a decade with Chinese investment being particularly active in the energy and mining sectors.

Russian Media and Ukraine’s Domestic Politics

April 15, 2015 // 3:30pm — 4:30pm
The Russian state increasingly uses state-controlled television as a means of propaganda both within its own borders and abroad. Using precinct-level electoral returns and survey data, Leonid Peisakhin discussed how exposure to Russian television impacted Ukrainian voters in the 2014 presidential and parliamentary elections.

Financial Education Tools for the Hispanic Community

April 23, 2015 // 9:30am — 11:00am
The Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to learn about the efforts of the Mexican government to improve financial literacy within the Mexican and Hispanic communities in the United States and Canada.

The History Manifesto

April 20, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
How should historians speak truth to power - and why does it matter? Why is five hundred years better than five months or five years as a planning horizon? And why is history - especially long-term history - so essential to understanding the multiple pasts which gave rise to our conflicted present? The History Manifesto is a call to arms to historians and everyone interested in the role of history in contemporary society.

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