United States Events

The Origins of China's "Reform and Opening-up" and High-level Politics

November 02, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
Cold War International History Project
It has long been assumed that China’s “Reform and Opening-up” started in 1978 when the Third plenum of the 11th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party was convened. In actuality, reform measures were initiated in 1977. In 1977, to promote reform, China’s top leadership made the decision to import advanced foreign technology and equipment. In this sense, reform was stimulated by opening-up.
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Second Annual North American Energy Forum

September 17, 2015 // 9:00am4:00pm
Mexico Institute
The Mexico and Canada Institutes of the Woodrow Wilson Center are pleased to invite you to the Second Annual North American Energy Forum, featuring keynote speaker Mexican Under-Secretary of Energy for Electricity, Cesar Hernández Ochoa.

Bring Your Own Lunch (BYOL) Policy Roundtable "Taxing Fracking in the Shale Era" with Barry Rabe, PhD

September 01, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Canada Institute
As the shale boom shifts the centers of oil and natural gas production in North America, severance taxes collected at the point of extraction have taken on increased importance for sub-national jurisdictions. Barry Rabe, PhD, will discuss what these new sources of revenue mean for increasingly cash-strapped states and provinces and which methods appear to be the most effective from a revenue and carbon-reduction perspective.
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Cleaner and Greener Chinese Direct Investment in the U.S. Energy Sector

July 30, 2015 // 9:30am11:30am
China Environment Forum
Despite China’s slowing domestic economic growth, global foreign direct investment (FDI) by Chinese companies increased 14 percent in the first half of this year. Here in the United States, many of those investments are fueling new U.S. clean energy projects in solar, wind, battery storage, and other emerging clean-tech sectors. When channeled correctly these investments can be a boon for the U.S. energy economy.

Bring Your Own Lunch (BYOL) Policy Roundtable "Canada’s Walmart-Style Defense Policy: Lessons from a not-so-grand Grand Strategy"

July 29, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Canada Institute
Christian Leuprecht, Professor of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada and Senior Fellow at the Macdonald Laurier Institute, discussed the concept of a grand strategy, evaluated how any grand strategy might relate to Canadian defense policy, analyzed Canada’s strategic culture, and delineated periods in recent military history.
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Making Food Safe and Sustainable in China

July 28, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
China Environment Forum
The leading source of water pollution in China is not industry or municipal waste, rather the country’s vast agricultural sector—pesticide and fertilizer runoff from fields and animal waste from industrial-scale farms.

Does the ADA give the US moral legitimacy as a global disability rights leader?: The view from Russia and Ukraine

July 27, 2015 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Kennan Institute
Human Rights play an important role in US-Russia relations. Rarely, however, are disability rights included in discussions of human rights in Russia and Eastern Europe. What are the key issues facing people with disabilities in the region today?

Luncheon Address by Chairman Kim Moo-Sung

July 27, 2015 // 12:00pm2:00pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
Rep. Kim Moo-Sung, Chairman of the Korean Saenuri Party (New Frontier Party) addressed a luncheon of invited experts and distinguished guests and discussed the US-ROK alliance and national unification on the occasion of the sixty-second anniversary of the Korean War armistice.
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The National Idea in Russia and China: Русский Мир? 中国特色?

July 23, 2015 // 11:00am12:30pm
Kennan Institute
Challenges in U.S. relations with great powers such as China and Russia derive not only from divergent national interests, but from distinct conceptions of nationhood, sovereignty, and modernity. Americans must therefore consider not only what the United States would like Russia and China to do, but how Chinese and Russians see themselves, one another, and the wider world, including the United States.
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Seeking Historical Reconciliation: The U.S. Role in Fostering Relations Between Japan and South Korea

July 23, 2015 // 10:30am12:00pm
Asia Program
Democratic ideals and cultural exchanges among nations have been seen as effective tools to encourage reconciliation between former adversaries. But that seemingly has not been the case in relations between Japan and South Korea, even if democratic values are shared. Wilson Center Fellow and Waseda University professor Toyomi Asano notes that it is important to share memories of the United States-led process of decolonization after the Japanese Empire’s defeat.

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