October 03, 2013 // 11:50am — 2:00pm
China Environment Forum
Three speakers will go well beyond light bulbs in discussing China’s sweeping, comprehensive and aggressive measures to improve air quality by capping coal consumption and better regulating pollution emissions from coal-fired power plants.
October 03, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Global Women's Leadership Initiative
Women, Business and the Law measures how laws, regulations, and institutions differentiate between women and men. It further discusses how the respective laws, regulations, and institutions may affect women’s incentives, capacity to work, or to set up and run a business. It objectively measures legal differences on the basis of gender in 143 economies, covering six areas: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit, and going to court. This year’s report was published by Bloomsbury Publishing. wbl.worldbank.org
October 03, 2013 // 8:30am — 11:30am
The Wilson Center’s Canada Institute and Global Public Affairs have organized an important panel to discuss the political challenges facing the adoption of innovative financing tools for infrastructure in the United States. How can those challenges be overcome? What lessons from the Canadian model might be applied to the United States? What problems can be avoided?
October 02, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Comparative Urban Studies Project
A panel of experts will discuss innovative law and policy solutions for creating healthier neighborhoods, cities. Speakers will identify environmental change solutions for diseases like diabetes, obesity, asthma, and lung cancer. This seminar will showcase the latest in research and practice on how best to incorporate legal and policy tools into public health strategies.
October 02, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Middle East Program
Two Iran experts assess Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent visit to the United Nations General Assembly and its implications for improving relations between the United States and Iran.
October 02, 2013 // 11:45am — 1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The effects of climate change are often conveyed through the lens of changing physical landscapes. Shifting weather patterns, the intensification of drought, flooding, and coastal erosion are all primary areas of climate research. But do researchers know enough about changes in the size, distribution, and composition of human populations as they relate to climate vulnerability?
October 02, 2013 // 10:00am — 5:30pm
Economic growth and stability in the Asia-Pacific is hardly a regional issue. The world at large has a major stake in ensuring peace and prosperity in the region, especially amid growing risks worldwide. In the fifth annual Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum to be held October 2 in Tokyo hosted by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the Wilson Center, experts from both countries will gather to discuss the outlook and challenges ahead for Japan and the United States to take leadership in the Asia-Pacific region.
October 01, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives.
September 30, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
In 1969, Nelson Rockefeller embarked on four ill-fated diplomatic tours of Latin America that inspired violent clashes between the state and the street. Contemporary observers and subsequent scholars have dismissed Gov. Rockefeller's goodwill effort as an unmitigated failure. In this talk, Ernesto Capello explores recently released documents, including selections from the thousands of solicitations sent to Rockefeller by ordinary citizens, which demonstrate the need to reevaluate Rockefeller's Presidential Mission as a critical moment in the way Cold War Latin America imagined its neighbors to the north.
September 30, 2013 // 2:50pm — 4:00pm
Global Europe Program
Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has given a new cohesion and direction to EU foreign policy. Please join us as she talks with Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Center, on critical issues from the UN General Assembly in New York - Iran and Syria - and her recent work on the Balkans, Egypt, and Somalia.