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The Economic Impact of Fighting Corruption in Guatemala
Aug
7
10:30 AM10:30

The Economic Impact of Fighting Corruption in Guatemala

CSIS is hosting a discussion on the economic impact of fighting corruption in Guatemala. The event will launch a report entitled The Economic and Fiscal Impact of the Fight Against Corruption in Guatemala, published by the Central American Institute for Fiscal Studies (ICEFI). The study describes the connection between the Central American region's recent economic slowdown and national corruption, and debunks the erroneous argument that the fight against corruption is costly to the economy. 

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Crisis in Yemen: Accountability and Reparations
Jun
26
10:00 AM10:00

Crisis in Yemen: Accountability and Reparations

The American Society for International Law, the Stimson Center, and Washington Foreign Law Society are joining together for an in-depth and expert discussion, led by Amb. Stephen Rapp and Former Chief Prosecutor David Crane, about the situation on the ground in Yemen, and what solutions can be found to end impunity and uphold fundamental international standards. 

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How Chronic Violence Affects Human Development: Assessing the Contributions of Tani Adams in Central America and Beyond
Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

How Chronic Violence Affects Human Development: Assessing the Contributions of Tani Adams in Central America and Beyond

What happens to us when it becomes “normal” to live with high levels of chronic violence? How does it affect our development as individuals, how we raise our children and relate to others in society, our attitudes and actions as citizens, and the ways we are governed? These were the questions that motivated the work of Tani Adams and led her to develop the Chronic Violence and Human Development Framework. The Wilson Center is hosting a discussion about the important intellectual and policy contributions of Adams’ work with experts and practitioners who worked alongside her to develop her ideas and see them implemented.

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The Middle East: A Region in Chaos?
Jun
20
1:00 PM13:00

The Middle East: A Region in Chaos?

Six months after the official launch of the Wilson Center & USIP event scanning turmoil across the Middle East, the landscape reveals many changes: a new phase in the ongoing war in Syria; recent elections in Iraq, Tunisia, and Lebanon; and U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement. At the same time, we see a stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process - and yet, the possibility of a new peace initiative from the Trump administration; the continuing war in Yemen; a continuing rift within the GCC; and potential for a serious Israeli-Iranian conflict in Syria.

The Wilson Center is reconvening the four veteran analysts to address these and related issues in a region whose volatility shows no signs of abating.

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Political and Social Regression in Nicaragua and Venezuela
Jun
18
12:00 PM12:00

Political and Social Regression in Nicaragua and Venezuela

On June 18, Hudson Institute will host a panel to discuss the current political situation in Nicaragua and Venezuela. Participants will include former Nicaraguan Minister of Education Humberto Belli, Editor-in-Chief of La Nación Armando Gonzales, and Venezuelan journalist and politician David Smolansky Urosa. The panel will be moderated by Hudson Senior Fellow Jaime Daremblum.

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Cuba: Post-Castro Transition
May
16
12:00 PM12:00

Cuba: Post-Castro Transition

In April, Miguel Díaz-Canel became the 19th President of Cuba and the first in over 40 years who was not a member of the Castro family. This appointment—not election—of a new Cuban president raises a number of important questions about the future and stability of the regime. In a post-Castro era, Cuban politics will likely change, though the direction and magnitude of those changes remains to be seen.

On May 16, Hudson Institute will host a panel to explore these issues and discuss the possibility of a democratic transition on the island.

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ISIS in North Africa: Past and Future Trajectories
Apr
23
12:15 PM12:15

ISIS in North Africa: Past and Future Trajectories

From 2013 through 2014 ISIS recruited thousands of fighters from North Africa to fight in Syria and established a fallback position in Libya. Today, ISIS has lost much of its territory both in Syria and in North Africa. How did ISIS emerge in North Africa and what is its future in the region? New America is hosting a panel discussion to address these questions with various authors and stakeholders.

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New Frontiers of Displacement and Fragility: How Can Flexible Financing Tackle 21st Century Challenges?
Apr
18
2:00 PM14:00

New Frontiers of Displacement and Fragility: How Can Flexible Financing Tackle 21st Century Challenges?

This event, hosted by the Center for Global Development, will explore the next frontiers in responding to forced displacement and fragility: emerging challenges, priorities, and solutions. This will include new mechanisms—such as the World Bank's concessional financing for countries hosting refugees and compacts that bring together development and humanitarian investments—that can reshape the international response to protracted refugee crises. 

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The Venezuelan refugee crisis: Challenges and solutions
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

The Venezuelan refugee crisis: Challenges and solutions

The Brookings Global-CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative (ESPLA) and the Latin America Initiative at Brookings are co-hosting a discussion with regional and humanitarian experts on the Venezuelan refugee crisis and the national, regional, and global responses.

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Seeking solutions for Somalia
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Seeking solutions for Somalia

The Africa Security Initiative in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings will host a discussion on Somalia. Brookings Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown will brief her December 2017 fieldwork in Somalia and review key security and political developments. Landry Signé, a David M. Rubenstein fellow in the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative, will discuss how the persistence of bad governance, corruption, marginalization, and economic mismanagement have led to state failure and insecurity in the country.

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An update on the war in Afghanistan
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

An update on the war in Afghanistan

Foreign Policy at Brookings is hosting Brigadier General Roger B. Turner, Jr., recently back from a tour in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, to discuss the current state of the conflict there. After opening remarks from General Turner, Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon will pose several questions to the general.

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Celebrating Women and Girls: Change Agents for Food and Nutrition Security in Conflict Settings
Mar
28
9:00 AM09:00

Celebrating Women and Girls: Change Agents for Food and Nutrition Security in Conflict Settings

Current social movements have focused an overdue spotlight on the disadvantages faced by women and girls around the world. CSIS is hosting a discussion of both the challenges of persistent gender inequality and the inspiring strength and resilience of women and girls, especially vis-à-vis their contributions to food and nutrition security in unstable environments.

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Addressing the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Nigeria
Mar
26
2:00 PM14:00

Addressing the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

The Foreign Policy program at Brookings is hosting a discussion on the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria. Panelists will include Alexandra Lamarche and Mark Yarnell of Refugees International, authors of the recent report “Political Pressure to Return: Putting Northeast Nigeria’s Displaced Citizens at Risk.” Vanda Felbab-Brown, a senior fellow at Brookings, will brief the findings from her January fieldwork in northeastern Nigeria on the state of counterinsurgency, security, and reconstruction efforts. Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon will moderate the conversation, while adding his own perspectives.

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Living Proof: Documenting the Human Toll of Climate Change
Mar
21
12:00 PM12:00

Living Proof: Documenting the Human Toll of Climate Change

The Wilson Center is hosting a screening and discussion of two short films from the GroundTruth Project’s Living Proof series—“A Climate for Conflict” and “Breadwinner”— that grapple with the social instability associated with environmental change and the far-reaching impact of women’s empowerment. The filmmaker, Beth Murphy, will discuss the links between climate, conflict, and gender with Marcus King, an academic expert on environmental conflict, and a leading advocate, A. Tianna Scozzaro from the Sierra Club.

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Charting a path forward for the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mar
20
10:00 AM10:00

Charting a path forward for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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The Foreign Policy program at Brookings, in collaboration with Stand With Congo, will host a discussion on the current state of the DRC as violence rises and elections are purportedly on the horizon. Panelists will include Tom Perriello, former U.S. special envoy for the African Great Lakes and Congo-Kinshasa; Omékongo Dibinga, professor at American University; and EJ Hogendoorn from the International Crisis Group. Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon will moderate the conversation, while adding his own perspectives.

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2018 Fragility Forum: Managing Risks for Peace and Stability
Mar
5
to Mar 7

2018 Fragility Forum: Managing Risks for Peace and Stability

From March 5-7, the World Bank is hosting the 2018 Fragility Forum under the theme Managing Risks for Peace and Stability. The forum will bring together policy makers and practitioners from humanitarian, development, peace and security communities to share practical solutions and explore innovative ways to improve development approaches to foster peace and stability.

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The best way forward in Afghanistan
Feb
16
12:00 PM12:00

The best way forward in Afghanistan

Increasingly, questions are being asked as to why the United States maintains a presence in Afghanistan. How is a U.S. presence serving American security interests? The Trump administration has pledged an indefinite commitment to victory in Afghanistan, but what does success look like and what would have to change to achieve it? Does the U.S. have a clear and coherent strategy going forward and what, if any, are the alternatives? The Middle East Institute (MEI) is pleased to host an expert panel to discuss these and other questions about the US mission in Afghanistan.

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The Future of Development Finance: A Conversation with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim
Feb
7
4:00 PM16:00

The Future of Development Finance: A Conversation with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Yong Kim will join CGD President Masood Ahmed to discuss the future of multilateralism, the Bank’s efforts to maximize resources for development, and the critical importance of investing in people to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

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