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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 Consequences of Ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

The Consequences of Ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

This event hosting by CSIS Americas program will feature a panel of ambassadors from the Latin American and Caribbean countries most affected by TPS, and the discussion will center on two major outstanding questions: first, what are the likely political, economic and human consequences in their home countries of actually deporting those individuals; and second, what are the implications for the United States of those likely developments in Central America and Haiti. 

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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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Confronting the Global Forced Migration Crisis: Report Launch
May
30
9:00 AM09:00

Confronting the Global Forced Migration Crisis: Report Launch

CSIS is hosting the launch of their new report on confronting the global forced migration crisis. The report contains the findings of a high level, bi-partisan task force and consolidates field research in Bangladesh, Jordan, Senegal, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, and cities across the United States including Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, and San Diego. It is in the U.S. domestic and national security interests to confront these issues abroad now to mitigate greater challenges later; this report illustrates the complex crisis, why it is important, and what we can do about it.

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The Battle for the New Libya
Apr
24
5:30 PM17:30

The Battle for the New Libya

  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In the aftermath of the uprising in Libya, the country descended into bitter rivalries and civil war, paving the way for the Islamic State and a catastrophic migrant crisis. What went wrong? Based on years of field reporting in Libya, Carnegie’s Frederic Wehrey will discuss his new book, The Burning Shores: Inside the Battle for the New Libya, which tells the stories of Libyan lives upended by the turmoil, sheds new light on the country’s afflictions, and provides valuable lessons for the future

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When People Flee: Rule of Law and Forced Migration
Apr
17
9:00 AM09:00

When People Flee: Rule of Law and Forced Migration

The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is hosting the second Annual Issues Conference exploring key legal frameworks and rule of law challenges surrounding the global forced migration crisis. Looking at the issues from the perspective of a migrant’s progress across countries from place of origin, to transit, and to destination, ABA ROLI’s Annual Issues Conference will highlight case studies as illustrations of the major issues and will evaluate the contributions and solutions of the rule of law community.

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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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Beyond 'Coyotes': Current Trends in the Facilitation of Irregular Migration in Latin America
Apr
5
9:00 AM09:00

Beyond 'Coyotes': Current Trends in the Facilitation of Irregular Migration in Latin America

The Wilson Center is hosting a discussion about current trends in smuggling and its organization, the shifting roles of migrants in the market, and the additional criminal risks many of them face as a result. Speakers will present findings from their research in South and Central America, Mexico, and the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Venezuela’s Migration Crisis
Apr
2
9:30 AM09:30

Venezuela’s Migration Crisis

The Council on Foreign Relations’ Center for Preventive Action and the Inter-American Dialogue are hosting a panel of distinguished experts to discuss the future of the Venezuelan migration crisis and discuss questions such as: How might the crisis continue to evolve? How can regional governments more effectively work together to address this challenge? What role should the United States take in coordinating a response strategy?

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After Syria: The United States, Russia, and the Future of Terrorism
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

After Syria: The United States, Russia, and the Future of Terrorism

CSIS is hosting an expert discussion of what can be expected from the end game in Syria and after; emerging trends in terrorism and violent extremism; and the evolution and implications of U.S. and Russian policies and roles.

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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

  • Service Employees International Union (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Restoring Venezuela's Democracy and Halting the Humanitarian Disaster
Feb
23
10:00 PM22:00

Restoring Venezuela's Democracy and Halting the Humanitarian Disaster

CSIS is hosting a public presentation on the role the international community should play in restoring democracy to Venezuela.  The presentation will feature OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, Former Deputy National Security Advisor Juan Zarate, and Maria Corina Machado, a leader in the Venezuelan opposition.

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The End of TPS: Policy Options, Social ImpactsThe End of TPS: Policy Options, Social Impacts
Feb
14
12:00 PM12:00

The End of TPS: Policy Options, Social ImpactsThe End of TPS: Policy Options, Social Impacts

  • Inter-American Dialogue & MPI (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

To explore the significance of this policy shift and what can be expected moving forward, the Inter-American Dialogue, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), and FUSADES are hosting a panel discussionin which panelists will consider the social impact of terminating TPS for Salvadorans in the United States, including the likely effects on the economy, migration, and criminal violence, as well as policy options to address the fallout from the decision.  

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The United States and Mexico in the Trump Era
Feb
6
9:00 AM09:00

The United States and Mexico in the Trump Era

El Colegio de México, Tulane University, and the Inter-American Dialogue are hosting a high-level conference on the complex and evolving dynamics between the two countries. This US-Mexico forum brings together top tier academic and policy experts from both countries for an open debate on the path forward for the relationship.  Panel will include The Road Ahead for NAFTA, Migration Dynamics and Policy Under Trump, Anticipating the Mexican Presidential Elections, and The Future of Security and Border Cooperation.

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Book Launch: "Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine"
Feb
1
3:30 PM15:30

Book Launch: "Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine"

CSIS is hosting a presentation and armchair discussion with Alex de Waal, the author of “Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine.” Considered one of the leading experts on Sudan and the Horn of Africa, de Waal has crafted a comprehensive history of modern famines and the factors that influence their origins, duration, and severity in his latest book. This work is particularly timely with an unprecedented number of countries facing possible famine conditions in 2018—Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, and Ethiopia.
 

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On refugee integration and the Global Compact on Refugees: Lessons from Turkey
Jan
30
10:30 AM10:30

On refugee integration and the Global Compact on Refugees: Lessons from Turkey

On January 30, the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) will host a panel discussion on Turkey’s experience with integrating roughly 3.5 million refugees and how that experience can inform the Compact. Izza Leghtas, senior advocate at Refugees International, will discuss the findings of her recent report, “I am only looking for my rights,” on the difficulties refugees face in accessing legal employment and the need for livelihood programs in Turkey’s urban centers.

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A Conversation with the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen M. Nielsen
Jan
29
11:30 AM11:30

A Conversation with the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen M. Nielsen

Please join the Wilson Center and the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group as Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen discusses her Department's strategy for confronting the terror landscape facing the United States—including aviation security, radicalization, enhanced screening and vetting measures and protecting against soft target attacks.

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People Power Movements and International Human Rights: ICNC Monograph Launch
Jan
25
4:00 PM16:00

People Power Movements and International Human Rights: ICNC Monograph Launch

The Atlantic Council is co-hosting a public discussion on people power movements and international human rights. This event will coincide with the release of a new monograph from the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict’s (ICNC) “Monograph Series”.

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Temporary Protected Status at Risk: Implications for Central America and U.S. Policy
Dec
19
11:00 AM11:00

Temporary Protected Status at Risk: Implications for Central America and U.S. Policy

The Migration Policy Institute and the Wilson Center’s Latin America Program are hosting a teleconference focused on the legal framework for TPS (particularly for Hondurans and Salvadorans) and profile of current TPS holders; the capacity of El Salvador and Honduras to receive and meaningfully reintegrate returnees; and the implications of TPS termination for broader U.S. policy goals in Central America.

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Beyond Stock-Taking: The Path Ahead to a Global Compact for Migration
Dec
12
11:00 AM11:00

Beyond Stock-Taking: The Path Ahead to a Global Compact for Migration

The Migration Policy Institute is hosting an event to reflect on the latest developments and the outcomes of the stocktaking meeting on the progress that has been made towards conceptualizing the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM) between representatives of national governments, UN agencies, and key civil-society organizations convened in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

 

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From the Frontlines: The Global Refugee Crisis
Oct
18
4:30 PM16:30

From the Frontlines: The Global Refugee Crisis

  • Pullitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For the past several years, the global migrant crisis has dominated international headlines, and journalists have been at the frontlines of the issue, documenting the plight of displaced persons and their reception in and impact on their new host countries. Among these journalists are Pulitzer Center grantees Ben Taub, Robin Shulman, and Alice Su, whose work on refugees and migrants has been published by media outlets from around the world, including the New YorkerNPRTime, Politico, and The Washington Post. The Pullitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is hosting the journalists at Georgetown University's Riggs Library, where they will discuss how communities worldwide have reacted to the refugee crisis. They will analyze the ethics of resettlement and explore religion's role in refugee integration.

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Enforcing U.S. Immigration Laws: A Top Priority for the Trump Administration
Oct
17
11:00 AM11:00

Enforcing U.S. Immigration Laws: A Top Priority for the Trump Administration

The Heritage Foundation is hosting a discussion of the ways immigration enforcement in the U.S. can be strengthened as well as a keynote address by Acting Director of ICE Thomas Homan, a 34-year veteran of law enforcement, to hear what the Trump Administration is doing in this area.

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The Impact of Migration on Europe
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

The Impact of Migration on Europe

This level of displacement has had a profound and unprecedented level of impact in the humanitarian, security, and economic spaces in Europe. How can European governments and multilateral stakeholders in the region work cohesively to develop an effective and sustainable approach to migration? CSIS is hosting an event to discuss these issues.

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Legal Channels for Refugee Protection in Europe: A Pivotal Moment for Strategic Thinking
Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Legal Channels for Refugee Protection in Europe: A Pivotal Moment for Strategic Thinking

The Migration Policy Institute is hosting a webinar that will offer insights from EU Member States on how existing, new, and untapped legal pathways—such as resettlement, community-based sponsorship, and family reunification—can interact with other humanitarian policies and fit into a larger protection strategy.

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A Conversation with His Excellency Pierre Bouassi, Minister of Social Affairs, The Republic of Lebanon
Oct
11
10:00 AM10:00

A Conversation with His Excellency Pierre Bouassi, Minister of Social Affairs, The Republic of Lebanon

Lebanon is home to the highest number of refugees per capita, hosting approximately 1.5 million refugees in a country of only 6 million people. The country’s weak infrastructure, challenging economic conditions, and the growing radicalization of youth and refugees place a heavy burden on the Lebanese state. In addition, the rise of tensions between refugees and their host communities are affecting the country’s fragile sectarian balance and increasing insecurity in the region. The Wilson Center is welcoming Minister Bouassi to address these and other issues.

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Is the Immigration Order Constitutional? - Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Is the Immigration Order Constitutional? - Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project

On October 10, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project, which challenges the President’s Executive Order temporarily suspending entry from six countries. The Heritage Foundation is hosting an event to preview the arguments that will be made before the Court by two leading experts on constitutional law and executive authority.

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The future of NAFTA and the state of U.S.-Mexico relations
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

The future of NAFTA and the state of U.S.-Mexico relations

The Progressive Policy Institue is hosting a dialogue, co-sponsored by the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, on free trade agreements, and specifically the impact NAFTA has had on the economy, jobs and labor mobility, education, national security and trade in the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as some of the more targeted impacts of the existing trade agreement, including NAFTA’s impact on small, women and minority-owned busineses; rural and western economies; and e-commerce.

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The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Ideas for Reform
Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Ideas for Reform

Refugee policy is a vigorously debated issue under the Trump Administration. Given the many refugee crises plaguing the world, effective U.S. refugee resettlement policies are essential to meeting these challenges.The Heritage Foundation is hosting a discussion of the strengths, weaknesses, and ideas for reform of the U.S. Refugee Admission Program.

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