January 10, 2013 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, an already impoverished and vulnerable nation, killing over 220,000 people and leaving 1.6 million internally displaced. Despite the challenges in the reconstruction process, positive signs of recovery and progress are emerging throughout Port-au-Prince and the surrounding areas.
December 11, 2012 // 8:30am — 1:00pm
This conference was a follow-up of an effort to help foster public debate and brainstorm concrete ways to mitigate the adverse effects of indirect taxation on the poor and reverse the high rates of tax evasion among the wealthy.
December 10, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Join us for a discussion on the importance of the Latino vote and how it played out on November 6. Who voted, where and what difference did they make? What happened in a key battleground states? And what are the likely consequences for immigration reform and other policy issues?
Book Launch: The Global Farms Race -- Land Grabs, Agricultural Investment, and the Scramble for Food Security in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Former Soviet Union
December 04, 2012 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
The launch of a new book on arguably one of the world's most underreported trends: The acquisition, by nations and private investors, of vast expanses of precious farmland overseas.
Successful Citizen Security Initiatives in Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali, Colombia: Are They Sustainable and Replicable?
November 29, 2012 // 9:00am — 1:00pm
A discussion on citizen security initiatives in Colombia.
November 02, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:30am
Recognizing a need to strengthen the ties between urban policymaking and scholarly work on urban development, and to disseminate evidence-based programming, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project, USAID’s Urban Programs Team, the International Housing Coalition, Cities Alliance, and the World Bank co-sponsored a third annual academic paper competition, "Reducing Urban Poverty." Join us in a discussion with four of the winning authors as they receive commentary on their work by expert practitioners from the field.
October 25, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The Latin American Program and the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States co-hosted a discussion on a book about the China-Latin America relationship.
October 18, 2012 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
The Wilson Center and the Andean Development Corporation are co-sponsoring a discussion on addressing citizen security and youth violence in Latin America.
October 15, 2012 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
In October the world will observe the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the world came closest to nuclear war. In this Wilson Center National Conversation, panelists will discuss the Cuban Missile Crisis and the lessons that it holds in the context of the upcoming US presidential election.
September 28, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:30am
Before the Venezuelan Presidential election on October 7, 2012 the Wilson Center hosted a discussion on the electoral context, the issues that are shaping voters’ choices, as well as the broader significance for Venezuela’s future.