September 11, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, in collaboration with The Institute of Economics and Peace, was pleased to host a discussion on the challenges and opportunities for building a more peaceful society in Mexico.
September 10, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Global Europe Program
Dr. Mustafa Cerić, Grand Mufti Emeritus of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will address current global geopolitical challenges, notably schisms in the Middle East and its consequences for the European security project and integration of the Western Balkans into European Union and NATO.
September 10, 2014 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
Why did a small number of European statesmen take the world into the seminal catastrophe of the Great War? The German Chancellor Otto Bismarck had warned in 1880 that “some damned foolish thing in the Balkans” might lead to a terrible war. The shots at Sarajevo did just that a hundred years ago. What have we learned?
September 08, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
In The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book, Peter Finn and Petra Couvée bring readers intimately close to the charming, passionate, and complex artist that was Boris Pasternak. First to obtain CIA files providing concrete proof of the agency’s involvement, the authors give us a literary thriller that takes us back to a fascinating period of the Cold War—to a time when literature had the power to stir the world.
September 08, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute hosted Enrique Jacob Rocha, the first director of Mexico's new National Entrepreneurship Institute (INADEM), to discuss the state of innovation and entrepreneurship in Mexico as well as the activities being undertaken by the government to foment them. His presentation was followed by commentary from Alberto Saracho, Executive Director of Fundación Idea.
September 05, 2014 // 12:00pm — 3:30pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
We are delighted to invite you to a film screening at the Wilson Center for the upcoming 2014 DC Chinese Film Festival.
September 05, 2014 // 9:00am — September 06, 2014 // 6:00pm
Cold War International History Project
A symposium and workshop, to be held in Gdansk in September 2014, will assemble senior and junior European and American scholars working on Western policy toward Eastern Europe during the Cold War, individual Free Europe Committee projects, and reactions and countermeasures of the Communist regimes. The Gdansk meeting will aim to catalog and synthesize existing research and stimulate additional collaborative scholarship on the impact of a major Cold War instrument of American soft power.
September 04, 2014 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
This briefing will highlight the key components of the National Plan for Civil Earth Observations, outline its impacts across Federal agencies involved in Earth observations, and review associated efforts to enable interagency coordination.
September 03, 2014 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Global Europe Program
On September 18th, Scottish voters will decide whether their country will be the first to secede from a Western-European state in recent history. After two years of campaigning it would seem that politicians, academics, and journalists would have a good understanding of the public sentiment. Using very recent data from the only large-scale, representative, and comprehensive attitudes surveys in Scotland, however, this talk will highlight where the general “wisdom” about Scots’ attitudes towards the referendum may be empirically wrong. The talk will also identify issues that may still move people, in either direction, before casting their vote.
September 03, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Global Women's Leadership Initiative
A Joint Study by the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany and Nkumba University with support from the Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center assesses the gender imbalance in the Ugandan Parliament by examining the efficacy of the quota system and challenges involved with implementation.