Past Events

Webcast

Russia's Naval Power in the 21st Century

July 17, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
Kennan Institute
Traditionally considered a land power, Russia's drive to develop as a naval power dates back at least as far as the reign of Peter the Great. As part of a large defense modernization program, Russia has invested heavily in recent years to develop its navy and acquire new capabilities. What is the state and mission of Russian naval power today? Dmitry Gorenburg and Olga Oliker will discuss the future of Russia’s naval modernization and how it may have been affected by the conflict in Ukraine.
Webcast

Engaging Women for Africa's Future: The Role of Women in Science, Technology, and Innovation

July 16, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
On July 16, 2015, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a discussion on engaging more women in science, technology, and innovation (STI) for sustainable development in Africa. Mr. Bobadoye Ayodotun, a visiting scholar from the Southern Voices Network* and a Research Officer at the African Technology Policy Study Network, presented his research on “Gender, Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development in Africa.” Ms. Jennifer Haskell, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Cooperation in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environment and Scientific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, also spoke, focusing on U.S. initiatives to increase women in STI in Africa.
Podcast

The Iran Deal: Is This Really the Endgame?

July 16, 2015 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
In this podcast, four analysts and observers of Iran, Middle Eastern politics, and U.S. foreign policy assess the state of the current deal, the implications of this accord and the consequences for the region.

CANCELLED: Seeking New Solutions: Alternative Approaches to Preventing Crime and Violence in Mexico

July 16, 2015 // 9:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute
This event has been cancelled.

NASA’s New Horizons: Innovation, Collaboration and Accomplishment in Science and Technology

July 15, 2015 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
With the NASA New Horizons spacecraft on its final approach to its primary target - the icy dwarf planet Pluto - now is the perfect time to reflect on some of the knowledge we've already gained from the mission, and to anticipate the new discoveries that are waiting to be made.
Webcast

The Right IDEA: Engaging Decisionmakers on Family Planning in the Post-2015 World

July 15, 2015 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
To act, decisionmakers need ideas--and the will to implement them. Effective policy engagement requires providing decisionmakers with accurate data, compelling stories and concise synthesis of applicable knowledge. The panel will look forward to key issues on the horizon including FP2020, adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the global resilience agenda.
Webcast

Restoring Hope and Dignity: New Developments and Best Practices in Addressing Maternal Morbidities

July 14, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
This event will feature a panel presentation of the newest data and best practices from those who work most closely with maternal morbidities like obstetric fistula and pelvic organ prolapse.
Webcast

Jordan and the Challenges of Confronting ISIS Next Door

July 14, 2015 // 9:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
On July 14, a conversation took place on the internal developments in Jordan since the onset of the Arab Spring. Panelists addressed how the civil war in Syria and the rise of ISIS has affected Jordan. They also discussed Jordan’s policy options and the prospect of a buffer zone.
Webcast

Middle East Energy: Beyond an Iran Nuclear Deal

July 09, 2015 // 10:30am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Iran hopes that the pending nuclear framework agreement will lead to much needed foreign investment in its oil and gas sector. Insofar as eased sanctions permit, billions of dollars will be needed to reverse production declines and re-establish production growth. How realistic are Iran’s aspirations to attract such investment, and what increased production and exports can be reasonably expected over the near to medium term?

CANCELLED: The Iran Negotiations: Is this Really the End Game?

July 08, 2015 // 11:00am12:15pm
Middle East Program
Iran and six major powers will keep negotiating past Tuesday's deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement. We will postpone this event on Wednesday, July 8 until a deal is announced.

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