Past Events

Rivalry and Alliance Politics in Cold War Latin America

April 13, 2015 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Rivalry and Alliance Politics in Cold War Latin America, the first systematic analysis of these conflicts among US allies, argues that bureaucratic interests, rather than international mistrust or diplomatic missteps, fueled protracted rivalry among allies. Author Christopher Darnton discusses four critical conflict-resolution initiatives between Argentina and Brazil from 1949 to 1980, based on research in both countries’ foreign ministry archives.

Hafu: The Mixed-Race Experience in Japan

April 13, 2015 // 2:00pm4:15pm
Asia Program
With nearly 98 percent of the population believed to be nationals of the country, Japan can seem to be a racially homogenous society. For foreigners already calling Japan home, though, living in a country where there is little racial diversity can be a challenge. That includes those who are half-Japanese.

WPSP Institute at Mills College: Women, Water, and the World

April 11, 2015 // 9:00amApril 20, 2015 // 5:00pm
Global Women's Leadership Initiative
The WPSP Institute at Mills College will focus on “Women, Water, and the World: How Women Can Solve the Earth’s Water Crisis.” Institute participants will be drawn from around the globe and will focus on women who are working to re-build their communities, expand their public service orientation, and promote sustainable economic livelihoods. How women use water, share knowledge, and promote sound management and conservation of water are key issues for our planet’s future and critical issues for women in public service.
Webcast

Integrating Mental Health into Maternal Health Programs

April 09, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Perinatal common mental health disorders (PCMDs), like maternal depression, are among the most prevalent health problems in pregnancy. Addressing mental health concerns could play an important role in achieving the proposed Sustainable Development Goals, but remains conspicuous by its absence in large-scale global maternal health programs.
Webcast

Contrasting Perspectives on Brazil's Current Troubles

April 09, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
Brazil Institute
On April 9th André Singer and Sergio Fausto, speaking from São Paulo, will offer their perspectives on the unfolding challenges faced by President Dilma Rousseff amidst an abrupt weakening and a political and economic crisis.

A Global Problem: the European Parliament’s Effort to Combat Tax Inversion

April 08, 2015 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Global Europe Program
Legislators on both sides of the Atlantic have expressed growing concern about tax inversion and its impact on both investment and tax revenues. In recent years, the practice has been the subject of heated public debate both in the US and in the European Union. In February 2015, following public and political interest in advanced tax ruling practices in Member States, the European Parliament set up the TAXE committee. Alain Lamassoure, Chairman of the TAXE committee, will speak about this unique initiative of the European Parliament and of the need of transatlantic cooperation in this field.
Webcast

China 1945 / U.S.-China 2015

April 08, 2015 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Richard Bernstein’s new book, China 1945, explores the histories, interests, assumptions, and personalities that shaped bilateral relations for three decades in the final year of World War II. His gripping study asks whether an opportunity to forge productive relations with the PRC was “lost” by China hands and American leaders, or whether the United States of the mid-20th Century was faced with an essentially Chinese drama in which it could play only a minor role.

Security Policy in Sinai: Common Interests or a Collective Failure?

April 08, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Ismail Alexandrani discussed the Egyptian army’s security policy in the Sinai Peninsula. He presented the view from the ground based on field investigations and sociological research.
Webcast

Nigeria in Focus: An Assessment of the 2015 Elections

April 07, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program on Tuesday, April 7 from 2:00-3:30pm in the 6th Floor Auditorium for a panel discussion of the Nigerian election, featuring remarks from on-the-ground electoral observers, as well as analysis of the implications of the electoral result domestically, regionally, and internationally.
Podcast

Media Briefing: Summit of the Americas

April 06, 2015 // 10:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
Experts on South America, Mexico, Brazil and Canada take media questions ahead of the Summit of the Americas

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