Past Events

U.S.-Korea Relations in Public Diplomacy

November 18, 2014 // 10:00am11:30am
Asia Program
Public opinion is playing an ever-increasing role in forging diplomatic ties, including relations between the United States and Korea. Public diplomacy between and within the two countries, and the role the media plays in shaping foreign policy will be assessed in a joint conference with Ewha Womans University and the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Webcast

The Power of 1.8 Billion Young People: ‘State of the World Population 2014’ Launch

November 18, 2014 // 9:30am11:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
“A world in which a quarter of humanity is denied full enjoyment of their rights is an unjust world,” said Kate Gilmore, deputy executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). “It’s a world without the building blocks for human progress, for human peace, for human security.”

The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the Revolutionary World, and the Fate of Empire

November 17, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Britain seemingly should have won the Revolutionary War. Its failure to do so is commonly assumed to be due to the incompetence of commanders and the politicians who are ridiculed in fiction and in movies. Although less crudely presented, such caricatures even permeate scholarly literature. The talk will challenge the stereotypes and offer a very different explanation of why Britain lost the American War of Independence.

Business, Power, and Property Rights in Russia after Crimea

November 17, 2014 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Kennan Institute
Twenty-three years after its emergence as an independent state, Russia’s institutions are still incomplete. It possesses open markets, competitive pricing, and appropriate fiscal tools to promote economic growth, but it lacks rule of law and independent courts. Paradoxically, Russia’s business community has never really championed private property rights. Instead most businesses have long operated under other countries' rules, essentially outsourcing the law to foreign jurisdictions. Vedomosti columnist and Wilson Center Fellow Maxim Trudolyubov discussed the changing economic environment in Russia in the aftermath of the Ukrainian Crisis.

FAPESP Week 2014: California

November 17, 2014 // 8:30amNovember 21, 2014 // 5:05pm
Brazil Institute
FAPESP Week 2014: California will explore the partnerships between Brazilian and U.S. scientists and will be hosted by University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Davis.

U.S.-Korea Relations in Public Diplomacy

November 17, 2014 // 11:00am5:00pm
Asia Program
Public opinion is playing an ever-increasing role in forging diplomatic ties, including relations between the United States and Korea. Public diplomacy between and within the two countries, and the role the media plays in shaping foreign policy will be assessed in a joint conference with Ewha Womans University and the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Webcast

15th Annual Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture: Slovakia’s Road to Freedom and Democracy

November 14, 2014 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Pavol Demes will discuss Slovakia’s road to freedom and democracy
Webcast

Mexico's Energy Reforms: Tracking Progress

November 14, 2014 // 9:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute
The Mexican energy industry is set for transformation after President Enrique Peña Nieto signed into law the reform's secondary legislation in August. On Friday, November 14, 2014, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted an event at the Wilson Center featuring the first major policy address in the United States by two of the top Mexican officials leading this reform.
Webcast

Electoral Commissions and the Consolidation of Democracy in Africa: Progress, Challenges and Prospects for the Future

November 13, 2014 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
As nineteen African countries prepare to go to the polls in the upcoming year, please join us for a panel discussion exploring the progress that Africa has made with consolidating democracy, the role that electoral management bodies have played, the challenges faced by electoral commissions, lessons learned and the prospects for enhanced management of elections in Africa.

Inside Georgia Today

November 13, 2014 // 10:30am12:00pm
Kennan Institute
The Kennan Institute held a town hall discussion on the latest developments in Georgia and the neighboring region with Ambassador Tedo Japaridze, former Georgian Foreign Minister and Ambassador to the United States, and now the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Georgian parliament. Wilson Center Global Fellow Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz posed questions on Georgia's internal political and economic situation, developments with Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and Georgia's foreign relations.

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