Past Events

Contested Memories and Reconciliation Challenges: Japan and the Asia Pacific on the 70th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War

March 18, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Seventy years after the end of World War II, unfinished postwar reconciliation continue to haunt relations between Asian nations. Japan finds itself at the heart of the regional politics, and its reflections, attitude and remarks toward this part of history still arouse a strong public sentiment particularly in China and Korea. Read the summary and policy recommendations here!
Podcast

Media Briefing: Ashraf Ghani visits Washington

March 18, 2015 // 3:00pm3:30pm
Experts on US-Afghan political and security relations provide comments and analysis on President Ghani's upcoming visit to Washington for the media
Webcast

The UN Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Goals or One?

March 18, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), being developed by the world community under the auspices of the UN, provide benchmarks for eradicating poverty, protecting the environment, and empowering people and communities. Join us as speakers from USAID, the World Resources Institute, and George Mason University discuss the current state of the SDGs and the challenges and opportunities for comprehensively pursuing the sustainable development goals.

Film screening: "Cotton Road" for Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

March 18, 2015 // 12:00pm1:30pm
China Environment Forum
From rural farms in South Carolina to factory cities in China, the cotton industrial process behind the United States’ rapacious consumption of cheap clothing spans the globe. Cotton Road uncovers the transnational movement of cotton and tells the stories of workers’ lives in a conventional cotton supply chain.
Podcast

Analyzing the Israeli Elections: Who Won?

March 18, 2015 // 10:00am11:00am
Three prominent and veteran analysts of Israeli politics discussed the results of the March 17 elections.
LNG pipeline construction
Webcast

Environmental Review in Canada and the United States

March 18, 2015 // 9:00am10:30am
Canada Institute
On the morning of March 18, the Wilson Center's Canada Institute will host Helen Cutts, the Vice-President for Policy Development for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency for a round table discussion on the environmental review process in Canada and the United States.

U.S.-Mexico Relations, Security and Human Rights

March 17, 2015 // 4:30pm6:00pm
Mexico Institute
The Mexico Institute hosted an event on U.S.-Mexico relations, security, and human rights, exploring the effects of U.S. policy, and Mexico's struggle against organized crime, on the security situation in the country.
Webcast

Current Challenges to Euro-Atlantic Security: Strategies for Co-operation and Joint Solutions

March 17, 2015 // 8:45am5:30pm
The OSCE Security Days Conference, the first held outside of Vienna featured Foreign Ministers, Ambassadors, prominent leaders, and global policy makers on the current challenges to Euro-Atlantic security.

Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana

March 16, 2015 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
From John F. Kennedy’s offering of an olive branch to Fidel Castro after the missile crisis, to Henry Kissinger’s top secret quest for normalization, to Barack Obama’s promise of a “new approach,” authors of "Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana" William LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh reveal a fifty-year record of dialogue and negotiations, both open and furtive.

Codename Nikolaus

March 16, 2015 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Cold War International History Project
Dr. Bodo Hechelhammer, chief historian of the BND, will deliver a lecture on the early years of the German intelligence service, introducing the American and German agents behind Germany’s Cold War spy operation.

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