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Ideological Storms: Intellectuals and the Totalitarian Temptation

November 14, 2011 // 9:00am3:15pm
Cold War International History Project
The conference will provide an overview of the main issues raised by the temptation of the extremes in the 20th century and their weight upon the contemporary world.
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Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse

November 09, 2011 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Asia Program
In an upcoming Asia Program book launch of Shelley Rigger’s, "Why Taiwan Matters," Rigger explores Taiwan's importance to China, the United States, and the world.

Ukraine at Twenty: How Strong is the Young State? How Resilient Society?

October 31, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Greene will examine the strength of Ukraine’s society and state after twenty years of independence, in light of a modern understanding of state power and societal resilience. He will also discuss how internal and external actions could help improve the mobilization of strategic resources – improving national security and societal development.

The Working Group on the Western Balkans: Reinforcing EU Conditionality

October 28, 2011 // 10:00am4:00pm
Global Europe Program
The EU and the US agree that the long-term goal for the Western Balkans is European integration. For a variety of reasons, however, progress on this goal has stalled. This series aims at launching a discussion on the hurdles to enlargement in the Western Balkans, the tools available to various international actors in the region, and how these resources might best be applied to reach the goal of integration most efficiently. These meetings, therefore, address issues that are at the core of the making the Transatlantic relationship work.
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Argentina’s Presidential Elections: A Post-Elections Assessment

October 28, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
A distinguished panel of experts discussed the election results and what they tell us about Argentina’s current realities and prospects for the future.
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Changing Chinese Views of American Society

October 25, 2011 // 3:30pm5:30pm
United States Studies
Increasing numbers of Chinese travel to the US for business, tourism, or education, while others study American history and culture in local schools and universities. The Wilson Center was joined by experts from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences to discuss Chinese views of American society, politics, and culture.
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Congress’ Influence on Foreign Policy: For Better or Worse?

October 17, 2011 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Congress Project
Congress does not pay close attention to foreign affairs; its oversight of the foreign policy establishment is sporadic and haphazard; and, when it does get involved, its decisions are usually driven more by politics than careful deliberation. That was the consensus of a panel convened at the Wilson Center Oct. 17 on the topic, “Congress’ Influence on Foreign Policy: For Better or Worse?”
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Iran: Domestic Change and Global Presence

October 14, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Iran is wracked by its greatest political turmoil since the Iranian revolution. With the Obama Administration striving for engagement rather than confrontation, these developments have raised the diplomatic stakes with both countries. Two leading experts will discussion domestic developments in Iran as well as the current posture of the international community and how both developments create challenges for the United States.

The Israeli Domestic Scene after the "Spring," "Summer," and "September"

October 14, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Golan spoke about the domestic political implications in Israel of the Arab Spring revolutions, the Israel Summer Social Justice Protest, and the Palestinian September UN bid for recognition.

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