March 19, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Please join the Canada Institute for a conversation with Diane Francis. Though the United States and Canada are the world's largest trading partners, internal politics and long wait times at the shared border have hurt both trade and tourism. With Asian economies on the rise, noted Canadian journalist Diane Francis argues in her book, "Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country," that the United States and Canada should merge to become an economic superpower.
March 19, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
China Environment Forum
CEF is proud to host a documentary by the Chinese filmmaker Jian Yi. His film What's for Dinner? provides a unique look into the rapidly growing consumption of meat and other animal products in China.
March 19, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On March 17th, the Brazil Institute, along with George Mason University and the Environmental Change and Security Program, will be hosting a discussion on the effects of climate change on the Arctic.
March 20, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
This event and discussion will explore global strategic prospects and strategies drawn from the 2013-14 State of the Future report and the online Global Futures Intelligence System.
March 20, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
Middle East Program
The crisis in Syria shows no signs of abating. Prospects for an internal political agreement or an external intervention to defuse let alone end the civil war seem improbable at best. Meanwhile the humanitarian, political, and strategic costs for Syria and the region mount daily. Please join us for a conversation with Ambassador Robert Ford on the current situation in Syria and prospects for the future.
March 21, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Latin American Program
The Latin American Program will host a discussion of Patricia I. Vásquez's new book, "Oil Sparks in the Amazon: Local Conflicts, Indigenous Populations, and Natural Resources," which examines oil-related local conflicts in Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia.
March 27, 2014 // 9:00am — 1:00pm
On March 27th, the Brazil Institute, in partnership with the Africa Program, Baobá-North America and Africare, will host a dialogue on issues facing people of African descent in Brazil and throughout the global South.
April 11, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
This panel will explore the positions of the two Korea’s on the question of national reunification after the 1953 Korean War armistice until 1960, when Syngman Rhee was forced from power.