April 17, 2014 // 9:00am — 12:15pm
The Great Lakes-St Lawrence Basin contains 18 percent of the world's freshwater and is home to 42 million people. While these waters are essential to Canada and the United States' quality of life, the current state and future sustainability of the basin continue to challenge policy makers. Please join the Wilson Center's Canada Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program and the Great Lakes Policy Research Network for a half-day conference dedicated to bringing government, non-government, private sector, community organizations, and other stakeholders together to discuss the vital issue of Great Lakes environmental governance.
April 17, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:00am
Middle East Program
The relations between Israel and Europe are increasingly based on resentment and mistrust. Professor Schueftan’s discussion will focus on the structural causes of this rift—the profoundly different historical experiences on both sides of the Mediterranean in recent generations and the diametrically opposed conclusions and weltanschauung it produced.
April 17, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Through historical case studies of Sweden, France, Italy, Japan, and Singapore, "The Other Population Crisis" explores the motivations, politics, programming, and consequences of national efforts to promote higher birthrates.
April 18, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Middle East Program
The book Party Politics, Religion, and Women’s Leadership advances a theory of party religiosity to explain women's leadership across parties and countries, drawing on robust qualitative and quantitative findings from cross-national multiple cases and a case study of Lebanon.
April 21, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
The CIA has an almost diabolical reputation in the Arab world. Yet, in the early years of its existence, the 1940s and 1950s, the Agency was distinctly pro-Arab, lending its support to the leading Arab nationalist of the day, Gamal Nasser, and conducting an anti-Zionist publicity campaign at home in the U.S. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Hugh Wilford uncovers the world of early CIA “Arabism,” its origins, characteristic forms, and eventual demise.
April 22, 2014 // 9:00am — 4:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
In collaboration with the Cities and Globalization Working Group at George Mason University’s Center for Global Studies, The Wilson Center’s Urban Sustainability Laboratory invites you to a discussion of the nexus between urban growth and globalization. Please join leading urban scholars, practitioners and policy makers for a discussion of the social, spatial and political terrain of cities as critical global centers.
April 22, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Global Europe Program
What can be expected from the dissatisfied electorate in Bosnia and Herzegovina? What are political parties offering and what difference can their promises make? Is the demand for change going to result in significantly different election results? Would a 'lebanonization' of Bosnia-Herzegovina provide for more prosperous society or societies, or would it lead to final fragmentation?
April 22, 2014 // 2:30pm — 4:45pm
Pact, with the assistance of USAID, is bringing a delegation of Belarusian civic activists and policy analysts to Washington, DC to brief Washington-based stakeholders on developments and trends in the politics, economy and civil society of Belarus. The Kennan Institute is hosting the delegation for a panel discussion of civil society achievements as well as the security, political, and economic impact of Ukrainian developments on Belarus - particularly the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
April 22, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On April 22, the Brazil Institute will launch Tracks in the Amazon, the story of the Madeira-Mamore Raildroad
April 23, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
China Environment Forum
China’s urban and rural areas are rapidly changing and are facing dire resource constraints. Cities and countryside both contribute to and are vulnerable to water pollution and scarcity, particularly in China’s dry north. At this CEF meeting, speakers will provide a comparative perspective of pollution, drought, and development challenges in China’s metropolitan and rural areas, particularly in the Gobi Desert region.