September 18, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Global Europe Program
The first enlargement was one of the most divisive and politically charged events in the history of the present-day European Union. French opposition to British membership meant that London had to wait more than a decade at the Community's door. Other countries, including Denmark and Ireland, whose requests for membership were tied to the coat-tails of the British applications, had to endure a similar wait. Enlarging the European Union focuses on the early history of the EU and in particular the role played by the European Commission, an institution whose aim was to gain influence over the Community's agenda and to shape its policies, including the issue of enlargement. Enlarging the European Union explores the Commission's interaction with the member states and the applicant countries between the years 1961 and 1973 and also the Commission's attempts to gain and wield influence over the first enlargement round.
September 17, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
Wilson Center Senior Scholar Nobuo Fukuda will explore the expectations of democratic transitions in Asian nations like Burma, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, and China in the wake of the Arab Spring.
July 25, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
China Environment Forum
July 18, 2013 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The recent Chinese leadership transition is a useful opportunity to re-evaluate the current state of Chinese civil society. Is the space for civil society growing or shrinking in China? Is the concept of civil society even relevant today? Shawn Shieh, Director and Editor of China Development Brief, China's longest-running platform reporting on China's civil society, social development and philanthropic sectors will discuss the Brief's most recent findings.
July 15, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
On Monday, July 15, 2013, Secure World Foundation and the Commons Lab of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will co-host a panel discussion, entitled "Earth Observation Satellite Data-Sharing: Policies and Partnerships." Please note, this event will be held at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace from 12 to 2 PM and requires an RSVP by Friday, July 12, 2013.
The Other Side of the Story: Explaining Low Rates of Crime and Violence in Chile, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Uruguay
June 26, 2013 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
Latin American Program
Why are some Latin American countries facing much more moderate levels of crime and violence than their neighbors? A group of experts from across the region analyze the security situation in the diverse countries of Chile, Uruguay, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua.
June 24, 2013 // 12:00pm — 5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As the United States approaches its 2014 deadline for military withdrawal from Afghanistan, one often overshadowed aspect of the conflict is the hard-won progress made by previously marginalized segments of the Afghan population, particularly women, girls, and young people. Afghanistan has one of the highest proportions of young people in the world – many of whom have known only war. The median age of the population is 15.6 years old, the median age of marriage is 18, and half of mothers surveyed during a country-wide mortality survey had their first child when they were teenagers.
June 21, 2013 // 10:00am — 10:30am
Wilson Center experts on Africa preview President Obama's upcoming trip to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania
June 13, 2013 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
Members of Parliament from Myanmar discuss the current political situation in their country and the road ahead.
May 29, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Latin American Program
Countries in Latin America are revising their patterns of international insertion and new patterns of economic and political integration are emerging.