Past Events

"The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union"

October 03, 2014 // 10:00am11:30am
Kennan Institute
Serhii Plokhii presented his latest book, "The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union." Using recently declassified documents and original interviews, Plokhii examines the events leading up to the collapse of the Soviet Union. He reveals that it was largely inter-republic disunity and not American influence that led to the surprising dissolution of one of the world's two superpowers. Plokhii provides new insight into the events leading up to 1991, which continue to reverberate to the present day.

Meet the Campaign Advisors: A Conversation with Rubens Barbosa, Campaign Advisor for Aécio Neves Social Democracy Party (PSDB)

October 02, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
Brazil Institute
On Thursday October 2, PSDB advisor Rubens Barbosa joined us via webcast from Sao Paulo to discuss the Aecio Neves campaign.

Invitation Only: Workshop on Nuclear Latency, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament

October 02, 2014 // 8:30am6:30pm
Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
Invitation Only: Workshop on Nuclear Latency, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament
Webcast

"Putin's Kleptocracy - Who Owns Russia?"

October 01, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Kennan Institute
Former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar, Karen Dawisha, presented her new book "Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?" with Elizabeth A. Wood joining her as a discussant. The book traces Putin's sudden rise to power and examines the network of individuals who rose to power and riches along with him. Dawisha’s provocative new study further addresses the nature of Putin’s power vertical and the endemic corruption that accompanies his system.

Art Exhibit: "From War to Victory: Poland 1939-1989"

October 01, 2014 // 9:00amOctober 10, 2014 // 5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
“From War to Victory: Poland 1939-1989” features exhibitions from the Institute of National Remembrance that tell the history of Poland from the Second World War through the end of the Cold War. This exhibit will be on display in the Memorial Hallway of the Woodrow Wilson Center from 1 October-10 October, is open to the public and admission is free.
Webcast

Chinese Companies in Latin America: Economic and Strategic Dimensions

October 01, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
Guest speakers discuss the potential role of Chinese Companies in the burgeoning relationship between China and Latin America.
Webcast

I Was Not Alone: A Pakistani Activist's Journey for Change

September 30, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
In I Was Not Alone, Fouzia Saeed tells the story of working women’s struggles in Pakistan. Forming a movement called AASHA, she and hundreds of others dared to challenge the nation’s behavior toward working women. This movement led the whole country to stand together against sexual harassment in the workplace, and resulted in the passage of legislation protecting women’s rights.
Webcast

Innovative Training of Birth Attendants

September 30, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Early screenings for risks of complication and skilled attendants at birth are among the most critical interventions for saving the lives of women and newborns. Yet many poor women, living in mostly rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, go without.
Webcast

Four Keys for Re-launching the OAS

September 30, 2014 // 11:00am12:15pm
Latin American Program
The Honorable Luis Almagro will discuss the future of the Organization of American States.

Meet the Campaign Advisors: A Conversation with Alessandro Teixeira, Campaign Advisor for President Rousseff’s Workers’ Party (PT) - Live Webcast

September 30, 2014 // 10:30am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
WEBCAST: As a second installment to the Meet the Campaign Advisors series, a live webcast will stream from São Paulo, Brazil, during the dialogue with Alessandro Teixeira, Campaign Advisor for President Dilma Rousseff's Workers' Party (PT).

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