September 19, 2012 // 11:30am — 1:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
To launch the Budget Hero Election Edition, which includes President Obama and Governor Romney badges and new policy cards, University of Maryland students of public policy, business, and journalism, played the game's latest version, debating each other.
September 07, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:30am
Latin American Program
Join the Latin American Program and International IDEA to discuss Venezuela's political future before the upcoming elections.
April 30, 2012 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Many have commented on how much Congress has changed over the last 40 years for a variety of reasons, most noticeably from the increasing importance of political parties in the legislative process and their increased polarization from each other. In this roundtable discussion, former Members, congressional staff and area political scientists will discuss the ultimate question of whether there is any way to restore a greater measure of deliberation and bipartisan national problem-solving.
April 20, 2012 // 2:30pm — 4:00pm
Chairman of Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Ahmed Issack Hassan, spoke on challenges and progress following the country's 2007 elections.
March 19, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute and the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the latest installment in the ongoing series Dialogues with Mexico/Diálogos con México: “The Mexican Elections and the Future of Social Democracy in Mexico”, featuring Jesús Zambrano Grijalva. Mr. Zambrano is currently President of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, Mexico’s largest party of the left; he spoke on Mexico’s upcoming national election and the impact it will have on Mexican society.
March 14, 2012 // 5:00pm
Dr. Michael Battle, U.S. Ambassador to the African Union, held a conversation with Steve McDonald, Africa Program Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on U.S. Engagement with the African Union.
March 07, 2012 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
The Kennan Institute will sponsor a Moscow-Washington, DC seminar assessing the implications of the first round of the Russian presidential vote. U.S. commentators will be joined via video conference in Moscow with some of Russia’s leading political actors, including Alexei Navalny and Vladimir Ryzhkov.
March 01, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
In The Last Great Senate Ira Shapiro describes how Senators of the 1960s and '70s overcame southern opposition to civil rights, passed Great Society legislation, and battled the executive branch on Vietnam, Watergate, and its abuses of power. The right's sweep of the 1980 elections shattered that Senate, leaving a diminished institution in its wake.
The Fate of the “Reset” During Political Open Seasons in Russia and the U.S.: Prospects for Change and Continuity
February 21, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
As the 2012 election cycle heats up, critics of the Obama Administration have taken aim at one of the President’s signature foreign policy initiatives: the US-Russia “reset.” Attackers charge that Russia is an untrustworthy partner, and that the government of Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev is fundamentally illegitimate. As Russia’s own presidential transition approaches in March, and with a popular protest movement inspiring Russians to take their pent up frustration to the streets and to the internet, the Kremlin could benefit from a crisis with Washington that forces Russians to rally around the flag. During this tense period, how can the US minimize damage to important areas of US-Russia cooperation, like the mission in Afghanistan, nuclear non-proliferation, and counter-terrorism, while laying groundwork for renewed progress in the future?
February 09, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
In The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents, author Linda Killian looks beyond the polls and the headlines and talks with the frustrated citizens who are raising the alarm about the acute bi-polarity, special interest-influence, and gridlock in Congress, asking why Obama’s postpartisan presidency is anything but, and demanding realism, honest negotiation, and a sense of responsibility from their elected officials.