Past Events

Michael Adams
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Fire and Ice Revisited: American and Canadian Social Values in the Age of Obama and Harper

March 14, 2014 // 9:00am10:00am
Canada Institute
Noted Canadian pollster and author Michael Adams will discuss his recent public opinion research tracking the evolution of Canadian and American social values. Adams will discuss some of the big changes he has observed since he published Fire and Ice: The United States, Canada and the Myth of Converging Values in 2004.

The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey into the Gulag of the Russian Mind

March 13, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey Into the Gulag of the Russian Mind is the result of Nina Khrushcheva’s determination to unravel accusations that Nikita Khrushchev’s oldest son Leonid—author’s grandfather—was a traitor to Russia during World War II, accusations that, she finds, are greatly wrapped up in political criticisms against her great-grandfather Nikita.
Webcast

Education, Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Americas

March 13, 2014 // 9:00am10:30am
Latin American Program
In connection with the State Department’s Western Hemisphere Chief of Missions meeting, we were pleased to host a discussion with four U.S. ambassadors in the region on the central challenges to human capital formation and to taking the most advantage of globalization.
Webcast

The Long Road to Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions in China: Partnerships for Cleaner Energy Innovation

March 12, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Speakers on this panel will discuss successful and emerging “biz-to-biz” and U.S.-China bilateral partnerships to develop cleaner energy technologies in China.

Japan and Cross-Strait Relations: Why Japan-Taiwan Relations Continue to Grow

March 11, 2014 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Asia Program
The rise of China has raised the level of tension throughout Northeast Asia, intensifying competition between China and Japan. Taiwan is often seen as caught between the two, pressured on the one hand by China for closer relations, and lured by shared interests with Japan on the other.
Webcast

Double Dividends: Population Dynamics & Climate Adaptation

March 11, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
“Population size is far from immutable,” said Monica Das Gupta at the Wilson Center on March 11, especially if the more than 200 million women who want access to family planning and reproductive health services were provided them. Not only would this boost maternal and child health and be an ethical thing to do, said Kathleen Mogelgaard, a consultant with ECSP, but it could significantly reduce vulnerability to climate change in certain parts of the world.

Foreign Policy by Analogy: U.S. Decision-Making and the Uses of the Vietnam War

March 10, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Over the four decades since U.S. forces came home from Vietnam, Americans have fiercely debated the lessons that the nation should draw from its longest and most controversial war. Mark Atwood Lawrence will suggest a scheme for making sense of how historians, polemicists, politicians, and other commentators have used – and will likely continue to use – the Vietnam analogy in thinking about policy decisions.
Webcast

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Programs as a Strategy to Advance Maternal Health

March 10, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Hundreds of thousands of women die of pregnancy- and childbirth-related complications every year and research suggests, in developing countries, there is a link between maternal health and lack of access to quality water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).
Podcast

A Cyprus Negotiations Update: Why Prospects for a Peaceful and Lasting Settlement are Improving

March 10, 2014 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
The Cyprus dispute is more than a half-century old, yet the mood surrounding the latest round of UN-sponsored negotiations suggest that prospects for a peaceful and lasting settlement have markedly improved. Mr. Özdil Nami, representative of the Turkish Cypriot Community in charge of foreign affairs, will discuss the recent months’ developments, including the impact that regional hydrocarbon discoveries may be having on the talks, and what Turkish Cypriots hope to see happen as negotiations continue.

The Transformation of American International Power in the 1970s

March 06, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Book Launch: Barbara Zanchetta analyzes the evolution of American-Soviet relations during the 1970s, from the rise of détente during the Nixon administration to the policy's crisis and fall during the final years of the Carter presidency. This study traces lines of continuity among the Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations and assesses its effects on the ongoing redefinition of America's international role in the post-Vietnam era.

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