November 20, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:30am
Middle East Program
A book launch for "Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East."
November 19, 2013 // 5:25pm — 6:30pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The highly anticipated Third Plenum of the 18th Party Congress has ended with the release of a communique and decision document outlining China’s policy direction for the next decade. Please join us November 19 as Mr. Li Bin, Economic Counselor at the Chinese Embassy helps us navigate the Third Plenum in a discussion at the Wilson Center. Please Note: This event will be conducted in Chinese. Interpretation will not be provided.
November 19, 2013 // 11:55am — 2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Join us at the Wilson Center on Nov. 19 for the release of the survey results and analysis, “Seven Myths and Realities about Do-It-Yourself Biology,” and a panel discussion.
November 19, 2013 // 9:30am — 11:30am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
It has been just over one year since the Somalia Federal Government took over from the Transitional Federal Government, marking the end of “transition” in Somalia. However, there are still a number of challenges and potential opportunities for Somalia in the near and longer-term future that will require attention if the state is to see stability, and economic and development progress.
November 18, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
The proliferation of new written constitutions after 1787 presented British governments with both opportunities and challenges. By way of its empire and international heft – and increasingly in order to compete with the US – the UK came to draft and influence more constitutions in more parts of the world than any other power.
November 18, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Victoria Zhuravleva presented her studies of American perceptions of Russia as a multi-leveled phenomenon. Her work is a rich distillation of primary sources, which provides a revealing glimpse at how American views of Russia have evolved and/or remained consistent over time.
November 15, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Latin American Program
A discussion about what is at stake for Honduras, the Central American region, and the United States, in these elections.
November 15, 2013 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Middle East Program
The Muslim Brotherhood has been overthrown, its leaders jailed or on the run, and the Egyptian military is again ruling the country. In a new FRONTLINE documentary, a follow up to the 2011 Emmy Award winning film, "A Revolution in Cairo," GlobalPost's Charlie Sennott explores the current moment of upheaval and chaos. He will discuss his most recent analysis of the origins of the crisis in Egypt and what happens next.
November 14, 2013 // 1:25pm — 4:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Panelists will present research on innovation in incremental housing and urban planning and discuss new ways of employing "big data" to improve city management and urban decision making.
November 13, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
What Should Think Tanks Do? A Strategic Guide to Policy Impact is the first practical policy guide specifically for think tanks, policy research, and advocacy organizations. Andrew Selee draws on extensive interviews with members of leading think tanks, as well as cutting-edge thinking in business and nonprofit management, to provide concrete strategies for setting policy-oriented goals and shaping public opinion.