July 15, 2015 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
To act, decisionmakers need ideas--and the will to implement them. Effective policy engagement requires providing decisionmakers with accurate data, compelling stories and concise synthesis of applicable knowledge. The panel will look forward to key issues on the horizon including FP2020, adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the global resilience agenda.
Changing the World: How USAID’s 50 Years of Family Planning has Transformed People, Economies, and the Planet
June 26, 2015 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Join us, the current director of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, and five former directors to discuss USAID’s history in family planning and future directions, including how the program fits into the Obama administration’s goal to end preventable child and maternal deaths and contributes to the global Family Planning 2020 movement.
June 24, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Join us in a discussion with authors Valerie Hudson and Patricia Leidl and discussants Rosa Brooks (Georgetown University Law Center) and Kathleen Kuehnast (U.S. Institute of Peace). Daniela Ligiero, former senior gender advisor at the U.S. Department of State and current vice president of girls and women strategy at the United Nations Foundation, will lead the discussion.
June 22, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The ultimate “threat multiplier,” climate change is increasing the challenges facing the U.S. development, diplomatic, and security communities. Join leaders from the development, diplomatic, and security communities and the report’s coauthors for the U.S. launch of a “New Climate for Peace.”
Global Trends in the Next Decade: Implications for U.S. National Security, Diplomacy, and Development
June 04, 2015 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
The world is more connected than ever before, but also more complex. Big, transnational trends like climate change, urbanization, and migration are changing the calculus of geopolitics, while local-level inequalities persist. “[Change] seems to be spinning around us so fast,” said John Hempelmann, president of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, which honors the legacy of the late senator from Washington State. How can today’s and tomorrow’s leaders adjust to global trends?
May 20, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On May 20, the Brazil Institute welcomes the "Mist of the Earth" art exhibit to Washington.
May 12, 2015 // 9:30am — 5:00pm
Speakers from the Sahel and US-based experts will engage in solutions-oriented policy dialogues that address demographic trends, reproductive health, food security, and peacebuilding. Additional cross-cutting themes throughout the discussion will include gender, youth, and health.
April 23, 2015 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
Even as society seeks to improve overall energy efficiency, we make individual decisions every day that have a wasteful effect on our energy use, from driving rather than walking short distances to leaving our computers on when not in use. Please join us for a candid discussion about how psychology and behavioral economics can begin to address our most pressing energy and environmental challenges – and how this can potentially improve policy choices in government and beyond.
April 22, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
2015 is a major test for the international system. The Sustainable Development Goals are expected to be adopted in New York in September and expectations for the UN Climate Summit in Paris are higher than perhaps any other time. “It is a critical year,” said Alan Hecht, director for sustainable development for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “but our challenge is years of sustainable development. How do we take actions today, how do we prepare for the future in such a way that we will achieve a more sustainable outcome?”
March 25, 2015 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
In contrast to the common narrative of small-island states being among the most vulnerable to climate change, their growing experience in climate-compatible development, disaster prevention, and coordinating information and aid in new ways may be a valuable asset, said panelists at the Wilson Center on March 25.