U.S. Politics Events

Diplomatic Careers: Challenges and Opportunities in the Foreign Service

March 22, 2013 // 1:30pm2:30pm
The Wilson Center in partnership with the John Glenn School of Public Affairs Washington Office is hosting a policy salon on the U.S. Foreign Service. Students and young professionals alike will convene to discuss the multifaceted nature of diplomatic careers. The distinguished panel, chaired by Wilson Center Senior Scholar William Milam, will focus on a variety of topics related to the foreign service.

A Book Launch: Money and Banks in the American Political System

March 14, 2013 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
With the 2008 financial crisis still sending shockwaves through the US economy, debates over money are embedded in national politics and contemporary conceptions of the American dream. In Money and Banks in the American Political System, Kathryn C. Lavelle explores the complexity of the political institutions that surround finance, and traces the modern instability to the nexus between market innovation and regulation in a society that is wary of allowing business and state to interact and suspicious of any concentrated power in one political or economic institution.
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Roundtable Discussion on the Future of U.S. Global Media

February 12, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
In any given week, from North Korea to Iran and across the Middle East, from China to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Myanmar, through Africa and India to Russia, Belarus, Central Asia and Cuba, 165 million people—equivalent to more than half the U.S. population—tune into the radio and television programs of U.S. International Broadcasting (USIB) by satellite, Internet and in some cases cooperating local radio stations. After more than half a century, Congressionally-funded U.S. broadcasting remains the leading edge of American soft power—the principal means by which the United States speaks directly to less free and impoverished nations.
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Global Authoritarians and the Arab Spring: New Challenges for U.S. Diplomacy

January 29, 2013 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
The Arab uprisings of December 2011 and beyond coincided with the efforts of an ad hoc group of global authoritarian states—led by China, Russia, and Iran—to take advantage of these momentous events to enhance their diplomatic and strategic leverage in the Middle East and, in so doing, to defend their own authoritarian agendas at home and abroad. Brumberg and Heydemann present the main outlines of a joint USIP-Wilson Center paper. This event is the first in a series of five papers and presentations on “The Changing Security Architecture in the Middle East.”
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From Cyber to Immigration, Terrorism to Disasters: Securing America in the Next Administration

January 24, 2013 // 9:30am10:30am
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano discussed her departments plans to protect America from multiple threats. This event was co-sponsored with the Aspen Institute's Homeland Security Group.
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Pathways to Peace: America and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

January 09, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
The recent upheavals in the Middle East are challenging long-held assumptions about the dynamics between the United States, the Arab world, and Israel. In Pathways to Peace, today's leading experts explain these changes in the region and their positive implications for the prospect of a sustained peace between Israel and the Arab World.
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The Decisive Vote?

December 10, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Mexico Institute
Join us for a discussion on the importance of the Latino vote and how it played out on November 6. Who voted, where and what difference did they make? What happened in a key battleground states? And what are the likely consequences for immigration reform and other policy issues?
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Women, Ecumenism, and Interracial Organizing

December 03, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Bettye Collier-Thomas explores the ways in which black and white ecumenical Protestant women grappled with issues of race and ethnicity in the early twentieth century and how in doing so they contributed to laying the groundwork for the modern civil rights movement.
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Live Broadcast of NPR's Talk of the Nation

November 29, 2012 // 2:00pm4:00pm
In this National Conversation event, NPR will be broadcasting live Talk of the Nation at the Wilson Center. Expert panelists David Ignatius and Robert Kagan will discuss the foreign policy opportunities and risks that President Obama faces in his second term; Graham Allison, Cheng Li, and Ashley Tellis will discuss lessons from the Cold War; and Wilson Center CEO Jane Harman will describe her vision of a world where there are as many women leaders as men.
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Defining American Priorities in the Middle East

November 20, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
From Iran to Syria, to an unresolved Israeli–Palestinian issue, the Obama administration faces some extraordinary challenges in the Middle East that are likely to make 2013 a critical year. How does the United States prioritize its objectives? Is it realistic to think about solutions to these problems, or are managed outcomes more relevant?

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