Past Events

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The Challenge of the Oceans

February 19, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
On February 19th, the first Managing Our Planet Panel of 2014 focused on the impact of climate change on our oceans' ecosystems.
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Book Launch with New York Times-Bestselling Author Robin Cook

February 19, 2014 // 12:30pm1:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
In this conversation, Robin Cook, bestselling author and master of the medical thriller discusses "Cell," his 33rd and newest book. It is a gripping story that focuses on the potential of the smartphone as a medical tool – and the risks that we face if this new revolution in health technology is mishandled. Robin Cook has a unique ability to see the issues we are all going to be talking about for decades and turn them into a great story.
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Moving Beyond Coal: Shifting China onto a Path Toward 100% Renewable Electricity

February 19, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
The panel discussion will delves into the ambitious question of how China can entirely phase out coal from the country’s electricity mix.

Our Summer in Tehran

February 18, 2014 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Middle East Program
“Our Summer in Tehran,” which premiered on PBS in 2011, is an intimate and nuanced portrait of the Iranian people. Filmmaker Shapiro took her 6-year-old son with her to Tehran. They spent the summer with three Iranian families from very different backgrounds. Part poetry, part travelogue, part family drama, “Our Summer in Tehran” takes the viewer into the fascinating and yet strikingly familiar home of the typical Iranian family.
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Urbanization and Insecurity: Crowding, Conflict, and Gender

February 18, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
“Sexual violence plays a special role as a form of violence and as a form of terror and torture,” said Alison Brysk, a Wilson Center fellow and Mellichamp chair of global governance at the University of California Santa Barbara. Yet the connections between gender-based violence and urbanization – observed in Kenya, India, and countries around the world – are not widely recognized.
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Is Geography Destiny? North America on the Eve of the Leaders Summit

February 18, 2014 // 9:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will host President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper for the North American Leaders Summit on February 19. On the eve of the summit, the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and Canada Institute will host a discussion of the key issues facing the region.
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Public-Private Partnerships in Aid: A Tool For U.S. Policy

February 14, 2014 // 12:30pm2:00pm
By partnering with U.S. corporations, USAID and other development agencies can help developing countries innovate new technologies, leapfrog infrastructure investment, and create new markets and sustainable livelihoods. Using technology and innovation to change the lives of millions around the world, these partnerships may also help shape a different view of America as a global power: smart and capable, focused on success and results, not ideology. However, these partnerships can be a challenge to develop and sustain. How can Congress work with the private sector and development agencies to enable these partnerships for success?
Podcast

Media Briefing: Obama, Harper, Peña Nieto at the North American Leaders Summit

February 14, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
Mexico Institute
Wilson Center experts preview the upcoming trilateral North American Leaders Summit taking place in Toluca, Mexico on February 19th, 2014.

POSTPONED: Cultural Diplomacy: Projecting America’s Real Power?

February 13, 2014 // 12:30pm2:00pm
This event has been postponed due to the impending bad weather.

Racing Against Time: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over Saving Britain and Going to War

February 10, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Today, we think of World War II as the "good war" – a necessary conflict to save Western civilization from the evil of Nazi Germany. But in the years leading up to Pearl Harbor, millions of Americans were swept up in a passionate, bitterly fought debate over what America's role should be in the war. At stake was the very shape and future of America.

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