6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Global Trends, Local Stories: New Films on India and Ethiopia

March 24, 2015 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
On March 24, the DC Environmental Film Festival comes to the Wilson Center for the Washington, DC, premieres of two new short documentaries from ECSP, “Broken Landscape” and “Paving the Way.” Filmmaker and ECSP Multimedia Producer Sean Peoples will describe his journey from the eroded gullies of Ethiopia to the rat-hole mines of northeastern India during a panel discussion led by the Wilson Center’s Roger-Mark De Souza, with observations from Sierra Club's Kim Lovell and World Resources Institute's Ferzina Banaji.

The Opening Session of the Advancing Climate-Resilient Development Symposium

March 16, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:45am
You are welcome to attend the opening session of the Advancing Climate-Resilient Development Symposium. Hosted by USAID's Global Climate Change Office, this panel discussion is kicking-off a four-day long symposium that will be held in Washington, D.C., March 16-19, 2015. Seating for the opening session is limited, so register soon to guarantee your spot.

The Danger of the Single Story: African Americans' Anticolonialism in the Early Cold War

March 09, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
After the onset of the Cold War, fierce anticolonialism emanated solely out of the black left, which paid dearly for opposing U.S. imperial policy. Meanwhile African American liberals, such as the NAACP, turned their backs on Asians and Africans determined to be free, colluded with the Truman administration’s support of European empires, and received, in return a few pieces of civil rights tokens. Carol Anderson will speak about her latest book, "Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960."

Contested Memories, and Reconciliation Challenges: Japan and the Asia Pacific on the 70th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War

March 18, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Seventy years after the end of World War II, unfinished postwar reconciliation continue to haunt relations between Asian nations. Japan finds itself at the heart of the regional politics, and its reflections, attitude and remarks toward this part of history still arouse a strong public sentiment particularly in China and Korea.

To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party

March 02, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
How did the Republican Party—the progressive party of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight D. Eisenhower—become the reactionary party of today? Over the one hundred and sixty years of their history, Republicans have swung repeatedly from championing the middle class to protecting the rich. Their story reveals the tensions inherent in America’s peculiar brand of government: how can a democracy promote individual economic opportunity at the same time it protects property?

Resilience for Peace: A New Agenda

March 02, 2015 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
From Asia’s mushrooming urban centers to the remote highlands of Ethiopia, a new agenda for peace is emerging. By helping local communities build resilience to shared global challenges, we can forge bonds of trust that can help prevent conflict and pave the road to peace. Join us on Monday, March 2 to mark the launch of the Resilience for Peace Project, a collaboration between the Wilson Center and USAID’s Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation.

Creating Kosovo: International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions

March 11, 2015 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
Dr. Skendaj will discuss his book, Creating Kosovo: International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions, which highlights efforts to build the police force, the central government, courts, and a customs service.

Postponed: The Creator's Code

March 05, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:00pm
Due to the inclement weather, this event will be rescheduled. Join us for a conversation with author of THE CREATOR’S CODE Amy Wilkinson and The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons for a discussion about how to turn ideas into enduring enterprises, who creates jobs in America, and why entrepreneurship is for everyone.

Reshaping the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Journeys for the 21st Century

February 26, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Wilson Center hosted a panel to examine practical suggestions for reform of the current system of resolving international investment treaty disputes.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Energy Security and Growth

March 10, 2015 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
Sub-Saharan Africa is the fifth topic of the Wilson Center’s bimonthly Regional and Global Energy Series, which has already covered Russia and Ukraine, China and Asia Pacific, and North America, as well as a 2015 energy policy outlook keynoted by US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. The framework for this Center Series is provided by Energy & Security: Strategies for a World in Transition, now in its second edition, which focuses on regional and global energy issues and is published by the Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press.

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