Past Events

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Addressing Maternal Health and Gender-Based Violence in Times of Crisis

November 20, 2014 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
In times of crisis, such as conflict, natural disaster, or an epidemic, critical maternal and reproductive health services often become unavailable. For pregnant women, the probability of mortality or morbidity increases; gender-based violence is more common for all

Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy

November 20, 2014 // 1:00pm2:00pm
International Security Studies
In Restraint, Barry R. Posen argues that the United States has grown incapable of moderating its ambitions in international politics. After setting out the political implications of restraint as a guiding principle, Posen sketches the appropriate military forces and posture that would support such a strategy.
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Update on Venezuela’s Political Climate

November 20, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
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Solutions for Sustainability and Resilience in a Constantly Changing World

November 19, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In the past few years, natural and manmade disasters including Superstorm Sandy, the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, and the Boston Marathon bombing have highlighted the growing need for communities and societies to be resilient in the face of unexpected and constantly changing challenges. Join us, the Rockefeller Foundation, Thomas Lovejoy of the UN Foundation, and select authors to discuss how urban communities and industrial enterprises can “survive, adapt, and flourish in the face of turbulent change and uncertainty.”
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Strategic Importance of Trade

November 19, 2014 // 12:30pm1:30pm
Please join the Wilson Center for a discussion with Ambassador Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative, about the “strategic logic of trade”: how U.S. trade policy is strengthening U.S. partners and allies; promoting broad-based, inclusive development; and setting guidelines for engaging with critical regions in flux.

Transitioning Neighborhood: Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine

November 19, 2014 // 9:30am11:30am
Kennan Institute
Nearly a year after demonstrations erupted in Kyiv, Ukraine is forming a new government and considering the way forward after the recent parliamentary elections. Moldova faces parliamentary elections at the end of the month in which the survival of the current pro-European coalition is at stake. Belarus has been the seat of the Minsk process, the chief international effort to stop the fighting and find a settlement to the crisis in Eastern Ukraine. Russia and the EU are deeply interested in each of these countries, which all face unresolved questions about their peace, stability, and political orientation. Three former ambassadors to the region discussed recent events and prospects in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine and a senior State Department official offered a US government perspective on developments in the region.
Steffel KKS
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First Annual North American Energy Forum: Energy Infrastructure Futures

November 19, 2014 // 9:00am12:00pm
Canada Institute
From widespread fears about energy security, the debate in the United States in recent years has shifted to how the abundance of natural gas and significant new oil reserves are fundamentally altering the U.S. energy relationship with the world. North American energy independence is rapidly becoming a reality, with the United States now confident that it will be able to satisfy declining national demand for oil through a combination of domestic, Canadian, and Mexican supply, fuel efficiency measures, and a long-term shift from gasoline and diesel to natural gas-based fuel for transportation.

Soldier Girls: A Discussion on Women in the Military (at Dirksen Senate Office)

November 18, 2014 // 4:30pm6:00pm
This event takes place in the Dirksen Senate Office. America has been continuously at war since the fall of 2001. A sizable percentage of American soldiers sent overseas in this era have been women. Surrounded and far outnumbered by men, working within a predominantly male culture, women have experiences of special interest. In Soldier Girls, Helen Thorpe follows the lives of three women over twelve years on their paths to the military, overseas to Afghanistan, and back home…and then overseas again to Iraq. Please join us for a discussion of the experiences of women in the military with journalist and author Helen Thorpe and two of the soldiers in her book.
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Tracking a Changing Climate: Citizen Science Contributions to the National Climate Assessment

November 18, 2014 // 2:00pm4:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Join us for a public forum exploring ways in which crowd-based approaches, such as citizen science and community-based monitoring, are and can be used to track climate change and support indicators or indicator systems.

Russia’s New Foreign Policy

November 18, 2014 // 11:00am12:00pm
Kennan Institute
Russia’s incorporation of Crimea and continuing support for armed separatists in Ukraine demonstrates the changes the Russian national identity has undergone in the last two years. This talk focused on the dramatic revisions in Russia’s foreign policy doctrine since Putin’s return to power, looking at the specific worldview and major ideological conceptions that have prompted this change.

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