August 13, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Middle East Program
The situation in Iraq is as complicated as it is grim. ISIS continues to surge as the US tries to contain its gains through military strikes and direct military assistance to the Kurds. Meanwhile Baghdad boils as a new Prime Minister-designate faces off against an old one who refuses to give way. What are the prospects for checking ISIS and for political reconciliation in Iraq?
August 12, 2014 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
The meteoric rise of the BRICS group has led to an unprecedented increase in partnership, trade, and investment among some of the world’s most dynamic economies. Yet this increase in cooperation should not be allowed to obscure the complexities and contradictions inherent within this cohort of emerging global actors.
August 11, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Middle East Program
The breakdown in the 72-hour Egyptian-brokered ceasefire and the resumption of the conflict between Israel and Hamas threatens to take the Gaza crisis to a new level. What are the prospects for escalation and/or for negotiations to de-escalate the situation? Can the requirements of the parties somehow be reconciled? What is the role of the Palestinian Authority and Egypt going forward? And what is the American role?
August 06, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
Protecting privacy is as critical as information sharing. In a democracy, protecting information goes hand in hand with ensuring individual liberty, and the rapid development of digital technology has made the protection of privacy even more important.
August 05, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia have been independent states for more than 23 years. Although geographically contiguous, they differ in language, religion, and political and security orientation. How is each country faring in state-building, developing democracy, and improving economic performance? What are their relationships with Russia and the West, and with each other? How does their historical experience influence current developments, and what are their long term prospects?
July 31, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Please join us for a brown-bag lunch lecture by Dr. Junhua Wu on China-Japan relations, as seen from someone who has deep experience on both sides of the relationship: 甲午之年话中日——来自一个中日边缘人的思考.
July 31, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, in collaboration with Freedom House, hosted a discussion of the impact of the Telecom Reform. A panel of leading thinkers discussed the telecommunications reform and its implications for freedom of expression, as well as the ongoing debate about the reform’s secondary legislation.
July 30, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In July, thousands of people attended the 20th International AIDS Conference and the 2014 Girls Summit to work towards an AIDS-free generation and ending child and forced marriage. But such attention is rare; by and large, these girls are invisible to development efforts.
July 30, 2014 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
What is data journalism? Why does it matter? How has the maturing field of data science changed the direction of journalism and global investigative reporting?
July 29, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
On July 29, sociologist Mauro Paulino, director of Datafolha and Brazil's leading pollster offered his assessment of the field, prospects of the leading candidates and issues that will influence the choices of the more than 140 million voters expected at the polls.