Past Events

Japanese ODA at 50: An Assessment

November 04, 2004 // 8:00am10:00am
Asia Program
Saori Katada, Associate Professor of International RelationsUniversity of Southern California; Shiro Sadoshima, Deputy Director-General, Economic Cooperation Bureau/Multilateral Cooperation Department, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Juichi Inada, Professor of Economics, Senshu University; Yoshio Okubo,Japan's Executive Director, World Bank

Book Launch -- Revisiting A History of Russian Architecture: the Challenge of Defining an Overlooked Discipline

November 01, 2004 // 11:00am12:00pm
Kennan Institute
William Craft Brumfield, Professor of Slavic Studies, Tulane University, and former Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute

Book Launch: Language and Identity in the Balkans: Serbo-Croat and its Disintegration

October 28, 2004 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Global Europe Program
Robert Greenberg, Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, University of New Haven and Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Yale UniversityCommentator: Susan Woodward, Professor of Political Science, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Turning a Blind Eye: Passive Sponsorship of Terrorism

October 28, 2004 // 12:00am
International Security Studies
This meeting, jointly sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center's Division of International Studies, the RAND Corporation and the U.S. Army's Eisenhower National Security Series, was part of an ongoing series on terrorism and homeland security and featured Daniel Byman, Assistant Professor, Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institute.

Peacekeeping and Security Issues in West Africa: A West African Perspective

October 27, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A discussion with four star general Lamine Cissé, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Senegal and current representative of the UN Secretary General to the Central Africa Region. General Cissé discussed the long-term challenges of regional insecurity in West Africa, and the role of regional actors in peacekeeping and stabilization operations. Ambassador Dane F. Smith, former U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, served as moderator. The full text of General Cissé's remarks is available for download.

Unconventional Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean: Strategic Engagement in a New Era

October 27, 2004 // 12:00am
Global Europe Program
Conference examining asymmetrical threats such as Islamist terrorism, WMD proliferation, and transnational criminal enterprises facing the U.S., Greece, Turkey, and other allies and partners in and adjacent to the eastern Mediterranean, and tackling the question of future U.S. strategic engagement and trans-Atlantic security in southeastern Europe.
Webcast

China's "Third Revolution": A Gateway toward Democracy?

October 26, 2004 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Suzanne P. Ogden, professor, Department of Political Science, Northeastern University; Barrett L. McCormick, associate professor, Department of Political Science, Marquette University; Anne Thurston, associate professor, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and fellow, Woodrow Wilson CenterCommentator: Louisa Coan Greve, Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for Democracy. Video of this event is available here.

Counter-Terrorism in the Mediterranean: Lessons Learned from the Athens 2004 Olympics

October 26, 2004 // 2:30pm3:30pm
Global Europe Program
Policy Forum featuring Nicholas Karahalios, Secretary for Strategy and Policy Planning for the Prime Minister of Greece, hosted in conjuction with the East European Studies Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Building Jurisdictional Advantage

October 26, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Program on America and the Global Economy
One of the myths of the I-Cubed (Information, Intangibles, Innovation) Economy is that "place" – the physical location of economic activity – no longer matters. With the "death of distance" we are told that economic activity can occur anywhere – as the current debate over offshoring illustrates.

Live Webcast--Edward Teller: Science and National Security

October 25, 2004 // 1:30pm4:00pm
Cold War International History Project
The Department of Energy Office of History and Heritage Resources and the History and Public Policy Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center are organizing a symposium on Edward Teller's legacy to the US science community and US national security. The event will be opened by The Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, President and Director, Woodrow Wilson Center, and The Honorable Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy. The panel discussion will be moderated by C. Bruce Tarter, Director Emeritus of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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