January 13, 2015 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
Global Europe Program
How will global forces impact Europe’s economic future? Dr. Grzegorz Kolodko employs a holistic approach to answer fundamental questions about the course of future generations. An interdisciplinary approach is necessary, since the future of the world and civilization depends not only on what happens in the economic sphere but also vis-à-vis cultural, social, political, demographic, technological, and ecological processes.
January 13, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Mykola Vorobiev of Ukraine’s Center for Eastern European Perspectives, who has reported from the frontlines of the conflict as an independent journalist, shared his eye-witness perspective on the situation. Michael Kofman, a Public Policy Scholar with the Wilson Center, offered his analysis of the functional aspects of the conflict and future prospects.
January 12, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Josephine Roche, as the second-highest-ranking woman in the New Deal government, generated the conversation that Americans are still having about the federal role in health care. In analyzing Roche’s astonishing life story, which included stints as a vice cop in the 1910s and director of the UMWA’s Welfare and Retirement Fund in the 1960s, Robyn Muncy demonstrates that political commitments born in the earliest twentieth century produced not only the New Deal, as other historians have argued, but also survived to ignite and shape the Great Society.
January 07, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In the foothills of Nepal, extreme deforestation has pushed many rural communities onto marginal lands. A growing population and the impacts of climate change are increasing the challenges these communities face. Efforts to increase the resilience of communities have found success by integrating traditionally separate development objectives, like natural resource management and health care, under one program.
January 07, 2015 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will keynote an event at the Wilson Center entitled “2015 U.S. Energy Policy Outlook: Opportunities and Challenges”. An additional panel of experts from academia, government and the private sector will discuss current global challenges and opportunities in energy markets and politics.
December 19, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Latin American Program
This teleconference call will discuss the impact on the politics and economy of Cuba and the regime’s motivation and strategy going forward. What are the benefits and risks of this policy shift? What is the relationship, if any, between economic incentives and a broader political opening? Why is the Cuban government interested in better relations with the United States? Join us BY PHONE as three U.S.-Cuba experts discuss what these policy changes will mean concretely for Cubans on the island.
December 19, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:00am
The Caucasus has experienced its own aftershocks from the Ukrainian crisis, especially in Georgia, which recently witnessed major turnover in the key foreign policy positions. The Georgian government appears increasingly divided as the Georgian Dream coalition faces several major domestic and international challenges. Mr. Zviad Dzidziguri, Deputy Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, addressed the country’s foreign policy priorities in the region, with NATO, and with the European Union.
December 17, 2014 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
In her new book, Karina V. Korostelina offers a novel framework for analyzing the ways in which seemingly minor insults between ethnic groups, nations, and other types of groups escalate to disproportionately violent behavior and political conflict. The book shows that insult can take many forms and has the power to destablize and redefine social and power hierarchies. Korostelina uses her model to explore recent conflicts in Russia, Ukraine, and elsewhere, and to explain the complicated dynamics associated with them.
December 17, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Maternal Health Initiative
In the last decade, Nigeria has seen only modest improvements in maternal health. Despite innovative efforts such as the Midwives Service Scheme, SURE-P, and Saving One Million Lives, maternal mortality rates stand at 565 per 100,000 live births and modern contraceptive prevalence among married women is still low (10 percent).
December 16, 2014 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Global Europe Program
The panel will discuss Ireland’s outlook as it faces major challenges ahead, in achieving a sustained economic recovery while maintaining financial stability.