December 05, 2013 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
A potent mixture of globalization, economic inequality and political conflict is shaking the foundations of global stability. In this National Conversation, panelists discuss globalization and the resulting pressures on political structures in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
December 05, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
The United States has been an innovation leader since the end of World War II as it took to heart Vannevar Bush’s 1945 report Science: The Endless Frontier. As the world entered the 2000s, more and more countries have focused on improving and building their own innovation systems. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, recognizing this trend, asked the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute to survey the innovation systems of Brazil, South Korea, and Russia and provide insights on current and future innovation trends. The talk will explore the complex set of factors that are brought to bear on countries’ industrial and innovation policies, and highlight the role of governance and culture underlying both successes and failures in innovation policies.
December 04, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On December 4th, the Brazil Institute and the Brazil-U.S. Business Council will host a delegation of Brazilian congressman to discuss Brazil-U.S. relations.
December 03, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
The Kennan Institute and the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion with top experts and officials to analyze the results of the third summit of the Eastern Partnership in Vilnius.
December 03, 2013 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Global Positioning Systems (GPS), the backbone of worldwide Position, Timing, and Navigation systems, is easily interfered with and active spoofing attacks have been demonstrated. This policy level talk, hosted by the Commons Lab of the Science and Technology Innovation Program, examines the cyber-security risks and their potential impact on the transportation, financial, and energy sectors.
December 03, 2013 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
This discussion will bring together a distinguished group of panelists who will provide insight as to the role of emerging powers in peacebuilding and development efforts in Africa.
December 02, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Mae Ngai will address two transpacific circulations in the late-19th century — the movement of Chinese to the gold rushes of the Pacific world, including the forms of work and social organization that they brought with them from southern China and southeast Asia and their local adaptions; and the circulation and evolution of anti-Chinese racial politics from North America to Australia to South Africa, which led to restrictive and exclusionary measures.
December 02, 2013 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Despite months of intense wrangling between Kyiv and EU capitals, it is now highly unlikely that Ukraine will sign the EU association agreement during the November 28-29 European Union Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius. In this Ground Truth Briefing, we hear the analysis of prominent Ukrainian, Russian and German experts.
December 02, 2013 // 10:00am — 11:30am
The speakers will discuss the effectiveness and benefits that have accrued to Africa since the fund was established and the continuing need to have a fully funded Global Fund.
November 25, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Why do nuclear weapons matter? Italy's military nuclear policy throughout the Cold War was an attempt to achieve a position of parity with the major European powers. The Non-Proliferation Treaty, however, challenged this basic goal, and both the signature and the ratification of the treaty became two of the most controversial choices that postwar Italy had to face.