June 25, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:15pm
The basic goals of the India-Japan relationship--one of Asia's strongest partnerships--are very similar to those of the United States in Asia. This event examines the various areas of cooperation between these three countries.
June 24, 2013 // 12:00pm — 5:00pm
News coverage of Afghanistan has focused almost entirely on the war, leaving much of the country’s population—particularly women and girls—out of the headlines. The news isn’t good: Afghanistan has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world; girls on their way to school risk being assaulted; and youth face persistent low-level violence in cities and the countryside. Bringing together experts from a diversity of disciplines and policy areas, this half-day conference will examine how women and youth have fared during a decade of conflict, and the challenges and opportunities that they face in Afghanistan's uncertain future.
June 19, 2013 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
On June 19, 2013, Robert Zoellick, former president of the World Bank, former U.S. Trade Representative, and former Deputy Secretary of State will give a global perspective of what the Trans-Pacific Partnership could mean for future trade negotiations followed by a distinguished group of panelists who will speak on the important aspects of a future trade model and how the Trans-Pacific Partnership fits into other regional trade agreements.
June 18, 2013 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
The meltdown of international financial markets in 2008 and the continuing economic crisis plaguing Europe have ramped up discussions about the challenges and limits of global economic governance. From 2008 to 2009, commitment to a collective international response reached unprecedented levels in recent decades, but sustaining that momentum – led by the G20 and harnessing the legitimacy and technical capacities of the International Monetary Fund – has proven much harder. Former IMF Executive Director for the Fund’s Australia and Pacific Constituency, Chris Legg, will examine lessons from this experience about the nature of international economic governance, and the constraints to enhancing the IMF and G20’s future effectiveness.
June 14, 2013 // 9:30am — 3:30pm
The 2013 IFES-WWICS Washington Forum on Korea featured a keynote address by Ambassador Glyn Davies, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy, a roundtable on leadership changes in East Asia, luncheon remarks by the Honorable Jae Kyu Park and Ambassador Ho-Young Ahn, and a panel discussion on North Korea’s crisis diplomacy.
May 30, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
In remote Kalimantan, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea, rare species, virgin rain forests, and rich bio-diversity abound, as do abject poverty and steady destruction of natural habitat. But two women, initially interested in researching threatened species, saw the complex and interconnected relationships between the health of the forest and its inhabitants and developed programs that are successfully and sustainably tackling both health and environment issues.
May 16, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
This meeting is part of an ongoing series that provides a forum for policy specialists from Congress and the Executive, business, academia, and journalism to exchange information and share perspectives on current nonproliferation issues.
May 14, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:15pm
A timely discussion of the security partnership forged by two uneasy allies in the post-9/11 world.
May 08, 2013 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
The United States and European Union should isolate Cambodia from the international community to force it to push through political reform, according to the leader of the country’s leading opposition party. Pressure can be exerted by boycotting goods and cutting off aid to Phnom Penh, argued the Cambodia National Rescue Party’s leader Sam Rainsy in a presentation at the Wilson Center May 8.
May 01, 2013 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
This event explored local and regional perspectives on the future of Afghanistan against the backdrop of the planned NATO withdrawal of military forces from the region. The first session focused on local politics and governance in Afghanistan, and the second session investigated the ways in which Afghanistan’s neighbors have been discussing and planning for the upcoming changes.