Things To Do – March 2016
– Upcoming WISH Events –
Overview of Contemporary Issues in the Middle East
March 16th, 6:30pm – 8pm
WISH Classroom on Capitol Hill
Speaker will discuss issues in the Middle East.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
– See What’s Happening Around D.C. –
A Conversation with Julia Ioffe Mar 4, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
A conversation with New York Times magazine contributor and Foreign Policy columnist Julia Ioffe on current trends in Russian civil and political society.
Farragut North or Dupont Circle Metro
Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Mar 6, 10am – 2pm
Celebrate Women’s History Month by helping us improve Wikipedia. NMWA’s fourth annual edit-a-thon focuses on improving articles related to notable women artists and art-world figures. Training for new editors and refreshments will be provided. Attend in person or participate remotely.
Women in the Peace Process: Making Peace Last in Colombia – Mar 8, 9:30am – 11am
Women have played groundbreaking roles in Colombia’s peace process between the government and the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC. With a peace agreement in sight and on the occasion of International Women’s Day, join the U.S. Institute of Peace on March 8 for a briefing on the status of women in peace processes, with a focus on the Colombia case.
Foggy Bottom Metro
Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of Illegal Wildlife Trade – Mar 8, 1pm – 5pm
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will sponsor a Congressional Forum to examine concrete intelligence-driven approaches to dismantle criminal networks involved in the illicit killing and trafficking of protected animal species: “Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of Illegal Wildlife Trade”. The forum, and networking reception immediately following, will be hosted and convened by the American Geographical Society (AGS) in partnership with the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).
Capitol South or Union Station Metro
Concerts at Clara’s: Jason Mendelson’s MetroSongs Mar 11, 7pm – 9pm
Bringing together the unlikely combination of music, history, and public transit, Jason Mendelson and a small ensemble of musicians will fill the Missing Soldiers Office with live music in a special performance of “MetroSongs”. Historian Mark Ozer, author of “Washington Metroland”, will accompany the musicians providing historical context about the Metro system.
Legal Restrictions on Thought & Expression in Pakistan, Egypt, & Thailand – Mar 14, 12pm – 2pm
In a number of countries, counter-terrorism, blasphemy, sedition and similar laws are increasingly used to restrict free inquiry and expression, resulting in a shrinking academic and societal space for dialogue. Wrongful prosecutions under these laws not only threaten the well-being of targeted individuals, but undermine the quality of academic work and public discourse and deny everyone in society the benefits of expert knowledge, scientific and creative progress, and free expression.
Sunshine Week 2016 at the National Archives – Mar 14, 1pm – 4:30pm
Join experts in Open Government, technology and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in celebrating FOIA’s 50th anniversary and Sunshine Week on Monday, March 14 from 1 – 4:30 pm in the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives. The copy of the FOIA signed by President Johnson will be available for viewing before and for the first portion of the event.
Gallery Pl-Chinatown Metro
Pi(e) Day on Capitol Hill – Mar 14, 3pm – 4:30pm
Join Mathematica Policy Research to celebrate Pi(e) Day! Co-hosted by New Jersey Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez, we’ll nosh on tasty pies and celebrate the life and contributions of Einstein, one of Princeton, New Jersey’s, most illustrious residents—while also absorbing low-calorie, high-nutrition information about the value of data-driven, evidence-based policy and STEM education.
Emerging Powers and Conflict-Affected States – Mar 15, 10am – 12:30pm
In recent years emerging powers such as China, India, Brazil, Turkey and South Africa have played much more prominent roles in international peacekeeping and in providing development and humanitarian assistance to countries in the Global South. One of the least understood dimensions of their growing engagement relates to the assistance they provide to countries affected by conflict and embarking on reconstruction following civil wars.
Dupont Circle Metro