- Oct 21, 2014 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Oct 22, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
China on the Ground in Latin America, tells the story of the fundamental changes in the nature of PRC engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean since 2009 as Chinese companies have begun to operate in the region. The book analyzes Chinese commercial activities across sectors from petroleum, mining, and agriculture to manufacturing, construction, and other services, and analyzes how this new physical presence is creating challenges for Chinese businesses, ranging from security concerns, to winning projects, to dealing with local laborers, communities, indigenous groups, and environmentalists.Defense and Security, International Security, Homeland Security, Economic Development and Reconstruction, Demography, Energy and Climate Change, Markets and Trends, Security and Climate Change, Global Health, Human Rights, Technology, Trade and Economics, Global Trends and Forecasting, Global Strategy, Regional Analysis, Governance, Development Policy, Global Prosperity, Global Health Diplomacy
- Oct 22, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Myanmar is in the third year of a historic transition. There is active debate in Washington whether the reforms have regressed, stalled, or progressed. Between August 17 and 22, 2014, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) organized a delegation to examine the status of the Myanmar transition in three key dimensions: health and development; political reform and governance; and conflict resolution with the country’s minority groups.
- Oct 23, 2014 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Please join us for a post-Scottish referendum discussion on its future security implications for the United Kingdom, the U.S., and NATO. The independence referendum raised a number of questions about Scotland’s future including its defense policies and nuclear identity, which the Scottish National Party (SNP) proposed to revoke in its Defense White Paper. As Scotland is home to the UK’s Trident nuclear program, a vote in favor of independence would have had profound security implications for Scotland, Britain, and NATO.
- Oct 24, 2014 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Ambassador Valentin Zellweger of the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jai Ramaswamy of the U.S. Justice Department, and Emile van der Does de Willebois of the World Bank, will discuss with with CSIS Senior Adviser Juan Zarate the current status of returning illicit assets to the countries of the Arab Spring, the efforts on asset recovery with regard to Ukraine, and possible future steps of the international community in order to deal with corrupt regimes and their illicit assets held abroad.
- Oct 24, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Please join us for a timely discussion on the upcoming Ukrainian national elections. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko dissolved the Rada in August and called for early elections. Against the backdrop of a ceasefire with Russia that has diminished but not ended the bloodshed; an unresolved energy dispute with Russia; slow progress on domestic reforms; and an economy that continues to contract, Ukrainians will head to the polls on Sunday, October 26th to elect leaders that will chart Ukraine’s future course.
- Oct 27, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
In Russia's invasion of Ukraine, history was presented as justification for war. Is there any resemblance between Russian justifications and historical consensus? What does it mean when ethnic claims trump international law? And should hate propaganda be seen simply as an instrument in one war, or an element of a larger strategy to destabilize the West?
- Oct 30, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Please join us for an armchair conversation with Carol Pier, Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs at the Department of Labor. This discussion will focus on how the U.S. government helps ensure that workers around the world are treated fairly and able to share in the benefits of the global economy. Ms. Pier will discuss how the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) works to improve global working conditions, raise living standards, protect workers' ability to exercise their rights, and address the workplace exploitation of children and other vulnerable populations.
- Nov 18, 2014 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Please join us for a panel highlighting global progress in agricultural productivity, with a special focus on recent developments in Indian agriculture. The discussion will provide opportunities for experts to present and discuss issues of agricultural productivity, sustainability, trade, and the role of science and innovation. These representatives from academia, non-governmental organizations, and the private sectors will also discuss resource conservation and resilience-building through the improvement of agricultural productivity.
- Mar 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Pacific Forum CSIS will be celebrating its 40th anniversary and hosting its annual Board of Governors fundraising dinner on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the oceanfront Sheraton Waikiki from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The featured dinner speaker will be Richard L. Armitage, president of Armitage International and former US Deputy Secretary of State.