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The Most Underreported News Stories of 2014

December 10, 2014 // 1:45pm3:00pm
Every year there are major events around the world that fly under the mainstream media’s radar despite their seminal impact. Join us as four leading journalists from the some of the world’s largest media organizations tell us what they consider to be the most underreported news stories of 2014.
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A Conversation with Vian Dakhil

December 09, 2014 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Middle East Program
Vian Dakhil, the only Yazidi Member of Parliament in Iraq, will discuss the plight of the Yazidi women since the attack by ISIS. Dakhil, who gave an impassioned speech in Iraq’s parliament about the ISIS attack, is known as the voice of Iraq’s Yazidi minorities.

The Effects of Canadian Trade & Investment on U.S. Employment

December 09, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Canada Institute
Peter Dixon's study on the dependence of U.S. jobs on trade and investment with Canada uses an economic model to look at how employment in the United States would be affected by a cessation of bilateral trade. In doing so, Dixon and his colleagues conclude that nearly 9 million jobs in the United States, in every state and congressional district, are supported by trade and investment with Canada.

Human Rights Before Carter

December 08, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Underlying much of the writing on United States foreign relations is the conviction that human rights were of limited consequence in policymaking during the 1960s and the early 1970s. Snyder's current research, however, shows that efforts to emphasize human rights began in the 1960s, driven by nonstate and lower-level actors and facilitating the issue’s later prominence due to the development of the networks and tactics critical to greater institutionalization of human rights in these years.
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The Changing Direction of Brazil's Economic Policy

December 08, 2014 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Brazil Institute
On Monday, December 8, the Brazil Institute convened a panel of experts to analyze implications and prospects of Rousseff's second term economic strategy.

Moldovan Parliamentary Elections: What Happened?

December 08, 2014 // 10:30am11:30am
Kennan Institute
Oana Serafim, the director of RFE/RL's Moldovan Service, discussed what Moldovans expected would happen in the election, whether their expectations were fulfilled, and what the impact of the results may be on Moldova in the future.
North Korean Market
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2014 IFES-WWICS Washington Forum on Korea

December 05, 2014 // 12:00pm5:00pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
The Woodrow Wilson Center has partnered with the Institute for Far Eastern Studies (IFES), Kyungnam University, to convene the IFES-WWICS Washington Forum on Korea, an annual gathering designed to give a broader historical perspective to policy discussions on Korea in the United States.
Photo by Владимир КОБЗАРЬ
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The Russian Far East: A New Arena for Great Power Contests in the Asia Pacific?

December 05, 2014 // 9:00am10:30am
Kennan Institute
Russia’s Far East (RFE), Northeast Asia’s geographic and strategic heartland, is crucial to an understanding of Asia-Pacific power games, and is a potential focal point of geopolitical competition. A region two-thirds the size of the United States, the RFE possesses enormous natural wealth and a vital strategic location on the north Pacific, where the interests of several major powers – China, Japan, the Koreas and the United States – intersect and interact.
President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China greet children during the State Arrival Welcome Ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Nov. 12, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The Year of the Horse, Viruses, Tigers, Flies, Ravenous Carp, and Vanishing Pangolins

December 04, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
It may be that, during the seven hours they spent together in China, Obama and Xi reached new understandings, found new momentum, or established a new style that can set the U.S. and China on a more constructive path. But 2014 was a hard slog for both countries prior to the APEC meetings.
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Between Alignment and Competition: Europe’s Pivot to Asia and Implications for the US

December 04, 2014 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Global Europe Program
President Obama used his recent trip to Asia to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the centerpiece of the US rebalance to the region. The US pivot represents a significant shift in the country’s foreign policy and has generated debate in Europe as to whether it should align with Washington or adopt a more autonomous position, considering that Europe too has rebalanced toward Asia in the last decade. The focus of the European pivot both competes with and complements that of the US.

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