May 16, 2015 // 9:00am — May 17, 2015 // 5:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Science Hack Day is a 48-hour-all-night event where anyone excited about making weird, silly or serious things with science comes together in the same physical space to see what they can prototype within 24 consecutive hours. Designers, developers, scientists and anyone who is excited about making things with science are welcome to attend – no experience in science or hacking is necessary, just an insatiable curiosity.
May 18, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Middle East Program
Three distinguished authors and specialists on Iran will discuss the achievements of the renowned artist, Shirin Neshat, whose work articulates, in original, imaginative art, the cultural and political dilemmas facing women in a society seeking to navigate the crossroads of Islam and the West. This meeting will be the first of two meetings on Shirin Neshat’s artwork.
May 18, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Historian Kate Brown draws on official records and dozens of interviews to tell the extraordinary stories of Richland, Washington and Ozersk, Russia – the first two cities in the world to produce plutonium. To contain secrets, American and Soviet leaders created plutopias – communities of nuclear families living in highly-subsidized, limited-access atomic cities. Brown shows that the plants' segregation of permanent and temporary workers and of nuclear and non-nuclear zones created a bubble of immunity, where dumps and accidents were glossed over and plant managers freely embezzled and polluted.
May 19, 2015 // 11:30am — 1:00pm
Latin American Program
Experts will explore energy issues for the Latin American and Caribbean region, in this seventh event in the Wilson Center’s Regional and Global Energy Series.
May 20, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On May 20, the Brazil Institute welcomes the "Mist of the Earth" art exhibit to Washington.
June 25, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Cold War International History Project
Masuda Hajimu will discuss his new book, Cold War Crucible: The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World, asking, what, really, was the Cold War?