Past Events

Film Screening: "Liberty Train, Next Stop Freedom"

October 10, 2014 // 3:00pm6:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
"Liberty Train, Next Stop Freedom" portrays the dramatic events surrounding the mass occupation of the West German embassy in Prague by East German refugees seeking permission to leave for the West. Negotiations between East and West Germany in late September 1989 led to their release and their travel by special trains from Prague to West Germany via the GDR on a chilly night at the end of September. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with two Germans who grew up and experienced the revolutionary changes of 1989-90 in East Germany.

Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Visits the Wilson Center

October 10, 2014 // 9:00am10:30pm
Africa Program
On October 10, 2014, Dr. Monde Muyangwa, director of the Africa Program at the Wilson Center welcomed H. E. Erastus J.O. Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union to the Woodrow Wilson Center.

2014 Brazil Economic Conference

October 10, 2014 // 8:00am2:30pm
Brazil Institute
On Friday October 10, the Brazil Institute is proud to co-host with the Brazil American Chamber of Commerce and the Brazil-US Business Council the annual economic conference
Webcast

Transatlantic Relations at a Time of Crisis: Common Threats, Different Responses?

October 10, 2014 // 9:30am5:00pm
Global Europe Program
This event is a full day conference, held at the Center for American Studies (CAS) in Rome, which will discuss security, Russia’s relations with the West, and instability in the Middle East, featuring former policymakers and practitioners from the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.

Russia and Ukraine: Hybrid War in the Donbas

October 09, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Kennan Institute
Much discussion has taken place about the political implications and outcomes of the conflict in Ukraine, but these have been shaped by military realities on the ground. Michael Kofman discussed the current military balance and the actual state of Ukraine’s military and defense industry. The tactics employed in this summer's fighting by all sides will have implications that reverberate throughout the process of ceasefire and political settlement. It is important to understand the military nuances in order to gain perspective on Ukraine's options in the future.
Webcast

ISIS and the End of the Middle East as We Know It

October 09, 2014 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Global Europe Program
While Western attention is caught by the rise of the so-called "Islamic State", the real story may be the dissolution of order in the Middle East. How do we understand ongoing political and geopolitical shifts in the region and the rise of new types of actors such as the "Islamic State"? And what, if anything, can and should Western powers do?

Foreign Policy and Security Implications of Global Aging for the Future of U.S.-Japan Relations HELD IN TOKYO

October 09, 2014 // 10:00am5:30pm
Asia Program
The sixth annual joint U.S.-Japan public policy forum held with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation will focus on the foreign policy and security implications of an ageing society worldwide. This event is held in Tokyo, Japan.
Webcast

Book Launch - Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution

October 08, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
The Predator was transformed in a shockingly short time from a flimsy remote-control airplane with a camera under its chin to the first killing device whose users could stalk and annihilate a targeted individual on the other side of the world from a position of utter invulnerability. Join us as author Richard Whittle and former National Security Council counter-terrorism senior adviser, Richard Clarke, discuss this controversial topic with the release of Whittle's new book: Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution.
Webcast

Pakistan’s Biggest Challenge: Turning Around a Broken Education System

October 08, 2014 // 9:00am4:00pm
Asia Program
Over a third of Pakistan’s population is under the age of 15, yet it has the world’s second-highest number of children out of school. Pakistan’s youth could be the nation’s greatest asset—or its biggest liability.

2014 Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council Plenary Session

October 08, 2014 // 9:00am12:00pm
Canada Institute
On October 8 in Washington, D.C., the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) held its third stakeholder event, the first having taken place in January 2012. The session was attended by over 250 Canadian and American stakeholders and government officials.

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