Events

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Knowing the North: Intelligence and Intentions of the DPRK

September 08, 2010 // 3:30pm5:30pm
How well do we know North Korea? Amid speculation on political succession, the question of Pyongyang's nuclear intentions and capabilities, and North Korean brinkmanship, how can we be certain that the conclusions we reach about the North's intentions are sound? How do we assess the quality of our intelligence sources, given the opacity of the regime?
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The Berlin Edition: Willy Brandt—Berliner Ausgabe

September 07, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Bernd Rother, Vice-Executive Director, Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt Foundation; Karsten D. Voigt, Former Coordinator of German-North American Cooperation, German Federal Foreign Office; Ambassador Jonathan Dean, former U.S. representative to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction negotiations; Marcus Graeser, Deputy Director, German Historical Institute

Book Launch: Europe's Destiny: The Old Lady and the Bull

July 23, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Europe is trying to find its place in this rapidly changing global age, just like America and the new Asian powers. What are its chances of securing its achievements of peace, stability, prosperity, and a relatively important geopolitical status? And why do many think that Europe, this part of the world that was once so mighty, now resembles a fragile old lady looking in the mirror and thinking of the good old days? Is there any truth to what these doomsayers claim?
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The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction

July 22, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Donald A. Ritchie, U.S. Senate Historian; Donald Wolfensberger Director, Congress Project, Woodrow Wilson Center

From Lisbon to Lisbon: Afghanistan and Russia as Test Cases for the new EU Foreign Policy

June 24, 2010 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Two new positions introduced by the Lisbon Treaty will significantly affect EU's ability to conduct foreign policy: the permanent Presidency of the European Union and the appointment of a High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Anne-Marie Le Gloannec argued that the EU's ability to formulate and execute a common foreign policy foreign remains questionable because the Lisbon Treaty "does not simplify representation; does not conjure up coherence; and does not muster will." Given these problems, she argued that Europeans should continue to develop institutions and cooperative representation outside the scope of EU institutions.

New Documents and New Histories: Twenty-First Century Perspectives on the Korean War (Off-site Event)

June 16, 2010 // 2:00pm6:15pm
Document Release: CD-ROMs containing the newly released documents will be distributed at the press conference and the conference.
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The Black Bats: CIA Spy Flights Over China From Taiwan 1951-1969

June 14, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Chris Pocock, Author; Mark Stout, Former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar
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Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement

June 07, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Justin Vaïsse, Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy and Director of Research, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution; James Mann, Author-in-Residence, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Samuel F. Wells, Jr., Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The Evolution of NATO: the 2010 Strategic Concept and Beyond

May 21, 2010 // 9:00am5:00pm
Twenty years after the end of the Cold War, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has grown in size, but in many other ways has not fully adapted to the post-Cold War world. The 2010 Strategic Concept attempts to address the increasingly complex threats facing the allies, including nuclear terrorism, cyber crime, and global climate change, as well as the institutional changes necessary to maintain NATO's relevance in the 21st Century. This conference explored this new security environment. Participants offered assessments of the new Strategic Concept, which was released on May 17, 2010.
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Mayday 1960: Reassessing the U-2 Shoot Down

April 28, 2010 // 1:30pm5:30pm
Charles P. Wilson, former U-2 Pilot, Chris Pocock, Author, 50 Years of the U-2; Dino Brugioni, All-Source Analyst, (ret.) National Photographic Interpretation Center; Martin Sherwin, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center; Giles Whittell, Washigton Correspondent, The Times of London; Matthew Aid, Visiting Fellow, National Security Archive; Svetlana Savranskaya Director of Russian Programs, National Security Archive

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