March 23, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Public responses to Lincoln’s assassination have been well chronicled, but Martha Hodes is the first to delve into personal and private responses—of African Americans and whites, Yankees and Confederates, soldiers and civilians—investigating the story of the nation’s first presidential assassination on a human scale. Black freedom, the fate of former Confederates, and the future of the nation were at stake for everyone, whether they grieved or rejoiced when they heard the news.
March 23, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:00pm
This talk explored the translation history of Anna Karenina, and the particular role played by Constance Garnett and Louise and Aylmer Maude in establishing Tolstoy’s reputation in the English-speaking world. This led to a discussion of some of the novel’s less well-known, but surprisingly revealing aspects, as seen from the grass-roots level of a contemporary translator, and, through a comparison of the fictional Anna with her real-life British contemporary Louise Jopling, a reconsideration of the novel’s relationship to the “woman question” in late 19th-century Russia.
March 23, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Middle East Program
The ongoing attempt to improve Iranian-Western relations is occurring at a time when Russian-Western ties have sharply deteriorated over Ukraine. Moscow has increased its efforts to improve its ties to Tehran. But while Moscow and Tehran share some common interests, they remain at odds over others.
March 23, 2015 // 9:00am — 4:30pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Speakers from around the world and across the reproductive health community are coming together to discuss the global midwifery movement.
March 20, 2015 // 4:30pm — 6:30pm
Please join the Wilson Center for the opening of SEEWAY, an exhibit from celebrated, contemporary Canadian artist, Wanda Koop. SEEWAY is a luminous collection of images reflecting Koop's journey down the Saint Lawrence Seaway.
March 19, 2015 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program as it hosts Professor Bernadette Atuahene for a discussion of her new book, We Want What’s Ours: Learning from South Africa’s Land Restitution Program (Oxford University Press, 2014). Her work is based on interviews that she conducted with over 150 South Africans who were forcibly removed from urban areas, and who received compensation through the land restitution program. The book provides an unbiased, bottom-up evaluation of the program’s successes and failures.
March 19, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
A year after the annexation of Crimea and the start of hostilities in Eastern Ukraine, the sequence of events leading up to the crisis are well established. Yet these events find their origins in Russia's recent and distant past, as well as the EU's image of a modern, post-WWII Europe.
March 19, 2015 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Latin American Program
Presentation of "Economic Survey of Colombia", a publication by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
March 18, 2015 // 7:00pm — 9:00pm
Global Europe Program
Tune in to our live stream today at 6:00 p.m. CST for a discussion on Ukraine and the changing security landscape in Europe. Tonight’s program is a partnership between The Chicago Council, The Wilson Center and the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe.
March 18, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), being developed by the world community under the auspices of the UN, provide benchmarks for eradicating poverty, protecting the environment, and empowering people and communities. Join us as speakers from USAID, the World Resources Institute, and George Mason University discuss the current state of the SDGs and the challenges and opportunities for comprehensively pursuing the sustainable development goals.