6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
March 13, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:30am
In connection with the State Department’s Western Hemisphere Chief of Missions meeting, we are pleased to host a discussion with four U.S. ambassadors in the region on the central challenges to human capital formation and to taking the most advantage of globalization.
March 20, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
The crisis in Syria shows no signs of abating. Prospects for an internal political agreement or an external intervention to defuse let alone end the civil war seem improbable at best. Meanwhile the humanitarian, political, and strategic costs for Syria and the region mount daily. Please join us for a conversation with Ambassador Robert Ford on the current situation in Syria and prospects for the future.
March 10, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
The Cyprus dispute is more than a half-century old, yet the mood surrounding the latest round of UN-sponsored negotiations suggest that prospects for a peaceful and lasting settlement have markedly improved. Mr. Özdil Nami, representative of the Turkish Cypriot Community in charge of foreign affairs, will discuss the recent months’ developments, including the impact that regional hydrocarbon discoveries may be having on the talks, and what Turkish Cypriots hope to see happen as negotiations continue.
March 13, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey Into the Gulag of the Russian Mind is the result of Nina Khrushcheva’s determination to unravel accusations that Nikita Khrushchev’s oldest son Leonid—author’s grandfather—was a traitor to Russia during World War II, accusations that, she finds, are greatly wrapped up in political criticisms against her great-grandfather Nikita.
March 19, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Please join the Canada Institute for a conversation with Diane Francis. Though the United States and Canada are the world's largest trading partners, internal politics and long wait times at the shared border have hurt both trade and tourism. With Asian economies on the rise, noted Canadian journalist Diane Francis argues in her book, "Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country," that the United States and Canada should merge to become an economic superpower.
March 19, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On March 17th, the Brazil Institute, along with George Mason University and the Environmental Change and Security Program, will be hosting a discussion on the effects of climate change on the Arctic.
March 17, 2014 // 2:30pm — 4:30pm
On Monday March 17th, the Brazil Institute will host the first of a series of seminars on this year’s elections.