Past Events

The Evolution of Ukrainian National Identity in the Crucible of Maidan and War

March 02, 2015 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
Volodymyr Kulyk examined the recent evolution of Ukrainian identity in terms of its content and salience. Looking at the impact of the Euromaidan protests and the subsequent military conflict in southeastern Ukraine, he demonstrated the Ukrainians' greater democratic maturity on the one hand and increasing alienation from Russia on the other. In addition to changing preferences of the Ukrainian population as a whole, he discussed continuity and change in regional divisions.

To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party

March 02, 2015 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
How did the Republican Party—the progressive party of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight D. Eisenhower—become the reactionary party of today? Over the one hundred and sixty years of their history, Republicans have swung repeatedly from championing the middle class to protecting the rich. Their story reveals the tensions inherent in America’s peculiar brand of government: how can a democracy promote individual economic opportunity at the same time it protects property?
Webcast

Resilience for Peace: A New Agenda

March 02, 2015 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
From Asia’s mushrooming urban centers to the remote highlands of Ethiopia, a new agenda for peace is emerging. By helping local communities build resilience to shared global challenges, we can forge bonds of trust that can help prevent conflict and pave the road to peace. Join us on Monday, March 2 to mark the launch of the Resilience for Peace Project, a collaboration between the Wilson Center and USAID’s Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation.

AGOA Congressional Roundtable

March 02, 2015 // 2:45pm4:30pm
Africa Program
On March 2, 2015, the Wilson Center Africa Program, in partnership with the African Union Mission, hosted a private roundtable discussion on the renewal of the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA). The discussion featured H.E. Mrs. Fatima Haram Acyl, Commissioner for Trade and Industry with the African Union, as well as representatives from several Congressional offices from both parties. Commissioner Acyl was joined by the African Union Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Amina Ali and additional representatives from the African Union. Dr. Monde Muyangwa, Director of the Africa Program, facilitated the discussion.

The Israeli Elections and a Future Peace Process in the Light of Past Negotiations

March 02, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Galia Golan discusses the upcoming March 17 Israeli elections and reflects on her latest book Israeli Peacemaking Since 1967: Factors Behind the Breakthroughs and Failures. Examining the Israeli-Arab conflict as an "intractable conflict," the book seeks to determine just which factors, or combination of factors, impacted on Israel's position in past peace-making efforts, possibly accounting for breakthroughs or failures to reach agreement.
Podcast

Can the U.S. Have Normal Diplomatic Relations with Cuba?

March 02, 2015 // 10:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
Join us BY PHONE as three experts in the U.S. and Cuba discuss the results of these crucial talks and what might be done to put relations on a better path.
Webcast

The U.S. Rebalance to Asia: The Political and Economic Roles of TPP In the Region

February 27, 2015 // 10:00am12:00pm
Asia Program
As heated negotiations to conclude the world's most ambitious trade deal continue, there is debate too about what exactly TPP will mean for broader economic stability and relations among Asian nations. Could TPP deepen regional cohesion among Asian nations and enhance political as well as economic stability in the region? Will TPP impact U.S. relations with TPP member countries and non-members, and if so, how?
Webcast

Burundi's 2015 Elections: Perspectives, Priorities, and Preparations at Three Months Out

February 27, 2015 // 9:30am11:00am
Africa Program
In three months, the Burundian elections season will begin. These will be the country’s second direct elections since its decade-long conflict ended in 2003. Preparations are underway for the elections, with the mobilization of efforts by the Burundian Government, its international partners, as well as national and global civil society groups. Search for Common Ground (SFCG) and the Africa Program of the Wilson Center hosted a panel to discuss the current pre-electoral context in Burundi, and priorities over the coming months.
Webcast

Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Opportunities and Obstacles for Civil Society

February 26, 2015 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
The December 16, 2014, school massacre in Peshawar is a sobering reminder of the still-potent threat of militancy in Pakistan. Encouragingly, nongovernmental organizations have been developing grassroots initiatives to counter violent extremism. These promising efforts, however, have to this point not grown into a nationwide campaign. What does Pakistani civil society hope to achieve with its anti-extremism movement?

Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947

February 26, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
Bruce Hoffman speaks about his latest book, Anonymous Soldier: The Stuggle for Israel, 1917-1947, which examines the critical period in the establishment of Israel, chronicling three decades of growing anticolonial unrest that culminated in the end of British rule and the UN resolution to create two separate states.

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