March 02, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Latin American Program
Join us BY PHONE as three experts in the U.S. and Cuba discuss the results of these crucial talks and what might be done to put relations on a better path.
March 02, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Middle East Program
Galia Golan will discuss the upcoming March 17 Israeli elections and reflect on her latest book Israeli Peacemaking Since 1967: Factors Behind the Breakthroughs and Failures. Examining the Israeli-Arab conflict as an "intractable conflict," the book seeks to determine just which factors, or combination of factors, impacted on Israel's position in past peace-making efforts, possibly accounting for breakthroughs or failures to reach agreement.
March 02, 2015 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
From Asia’s mushrooming urban centers to the remote highlands of Ethiopia, a new agenda for peace is emerging. By helping local communities build resilience to shared global challenges, we can forge bonds of trust that can help prevent conflict and pave the road to peace. Join us on Monday, March 2 to mark the launch of the Resilience for Peace Project, a collaboration between the Wilson Center and USAID’s Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation.
March 02, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
How did the Republican Party—the progressive party of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight D. Eisenhower—become the reactionary party of today? Over the one hundred and sixty years of their history, Republicans have swung repeatedly from championing the middle class to protecting the rich. Their story reveals the tensions inherent in America’s peculiar brand of government: how can a democracy promote individual economic opportunity at the same time it protects property?
March 02, 2015 // 4:00pm — March 03, 2015 // 5:30pm
Volodymyr Kulyk will examine the recent evolution of Ukrainian identity in terms of its content and salience. Looking at the impact of the Euromaidan protests and the subsequent military conflict in southeastern Ukraine, he will demonstrate the Ukrainians' greater democratic maturity on the one hand and increasing alienation from Russia on the other. In addition to changing preferences of the Ukrainian population as a whole, he will discuss continuity and change in regional divisions.
March 04, 2015 // 9:30am — 11:00am
The Mexico Institute is pleased to host several U.S. government representatives to discuss the accomplishments of the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue and priorities in U.S.-Mexico economic cooperation for the coming year.
March 05, 2015 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Maintaining maritime security order is vital for peace in the Asia-Pacific region, yet tensions in the region continue to grow. At the same time, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is looking to make changes in the nation’s security policy which will determine the future of the U.S.-Japan alliance and more broadly, the maritime security order in the Asia-Pacific region.
March 05, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
A panel of Russian and American experts will discuss the issue of gender-based violence and the ways in which it can be addressed in various cultural contexts.
March 05, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:00pm
Join us for a conversation with author of THE CREATOR’S CODE Amy Wilkinson and The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons for a discussion about how to turn ideas into enduring enterprises, who creates jobs in America, and why entrepreneurship is for everyone.
March 10, 2015 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
Sub-Saharan Africa is the fifth topic of the Wilson Center’s bimonthly Regional and Global Energy Series, which has already covered Russia and Ukraine, China and Asia Pacific, and North America, as well as a 2015 energy policy outlook keynoted by US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. The framework for this Center Series is provided by Energy & Security: Strategies for a World in Transition, now in its second edition, which focuses on regional and global energy issues and is published by the Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press.