April 11, 2013 // 5:00pm — 7:00pm
China Environment Forum
China’s soaring economy, fueled by an unyielding appetite for coal, is threatened by the country's steadily diminishing freshwater reserves. The United States faces similar water-energy confrontations—over millions of gallons of water are taken from ranchers to develop the deep oil and gas shale reserves of the west and there are battles between Georgia and Florida over diminishing drinking water reserves. Global Choke Point, though, is not necessarily a narrative of doom and gloom. The presentations will examine both the challenges and opportunities presented by these looming choke points.
April 11, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
New York Times national security correspondent and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Mark Mazzetti releases his new book on the CIA's shadow war.
April 11, 2013 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The United States-China relationship is at a critical juncture. Both countries are undergoing tremendous historical changes, and the globe is facing growing challenges in promoting broad-based and sustainable economic development. This report analyzes the tensions and challenges in the relationship and offers policy recommendations about the relationship in the areas of trade, investment, finance, and climate change. Check out the webcast and read the report here!
April 11, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Join us as we mark the Year of Water Cooperation with a discussion of tools, approaches, and mechanisms that advance global transboundary water cooperation. Over 260 watersheds are shared by two or more states, and 40 percent of the world’s population shares critical water supplies with another country. Although the world has largely avoided conflict over water, increasing population, economic, and climate change pressures could increase tensions over these shared resources making multi-country cooperation on water all the more essential.
April 10, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On April 10, the Wilson Center brings together a panel to discuss how climate change is affecting public health and agriculture
April 10, 2013 // 2:30pm — 3:30pm
The forced migration of Muslims from the Balkans to Turkey is one of the least known movements of people in modern times. In "A Muslim Tale of Two Cities" Frances Trix focuses on urban Muslims from the central Balkans and the hometown associations they founded in Turkish cities.
April 10, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:00am
Middle East Program
Ambassador Mahmoud Karem analyzes the challenges before the Egyptian revolution, discusses how to build consensus in a polarized environment, and lists a few policy objectives for Egypt and the United States.
April 09, 2013 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
North Korea’s nuclear efforts pose a serious threat to the region and to international security. Yet efforts to curb North Korea’s nuclear capabilities to date have failed. North Korea’s foreign policy objectives have evolved over the years, with a shift toward military control that encourages militarized solutions to political problems at home and abroad. The massive economic changes of the past 25 years mean that life chances for all North Koreans are frequently determined by how well they can make use of market opportunities. What impact does this have on North Korean foreign policy? Are the risks of war on the rise as the possibilities for a peaceful resolution to the North-South conflict decrease? What would a smart power-based foreign policy to North Korea look like?
April 09, 2013 // 8:45am — 1:00pm
Latin American Program
The Latin America Program presents two panels to examine the transnational nature of organized criminal groups and illicit trafficking, and how to combat this threat.
April 08, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
In the Middle East, a parallel pattern can be seen in the history of the first Middle Eastern constitutional revolutions in the political movements of the 1870s. What does an examination of the role of constitutionalism in the Arab revolutions of 1923-2011 reveal about prospects for constitutional governments in the Middle East?