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  • Hong Kong Standoff: A Look at the Big Picture

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    Crowds of protesters are shrinking, talks are scheduled, but frustrations on both sides remain. While many in the press and elsewhere are quick to reference the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, Robert Daly explains how what’s happening today is different in many ways. He also provides insight into the broader context of the complex relationship between mainland China and Hong Kong. Is what’s happening in Hong Kong today a preview of what may eventually occur in Beijing? In this episode of NOW, Daly addresses this question and more.

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    Robert Daly became the second director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center in August, 2013. He came to the Wilson Center from the University of Maryland, where he had served since 2007. Prior to that, he was American Director of the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies. He began work in U.S.-China relations as a diplomat, serving as Cultural Exchanges Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in the late 80s and early 90s. After leaving the Foreign Service, he taught Chinese at Cornell University, worked on television and theater projects in China, where he was the first American to have major Chinese-language stage and screen roles, and helped produce Chinese-language versions of Sesame Street and other Children’s Television Workshop programs. During the same period, he directed the Syracuse University China Seminar and served as a commentator on Chinese affairs for CNN, the Voice of America, and Chinese television and radio stations. From 2000 to 2001 he was American Director of the U.S.-China Housing Initiative at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He has testified before Congress on U.S.-China relations and Chinese soft power and has lectured at scores of Chinese and American institutions, including the Smithsonian, the East-West Center, the Asia Society, and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Show less
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  • Surveillance, Security and Trust Play

    On June 5, 2013, controversial revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden sparked an intense, worldwide debate about the methods and technology used by the U.S. and its allies to collect intelligence. While experts argue whether Snowden is a whistleblower or a criminal, there's no question that the issues raised about national security and civil liberties are real, important and timely.

    In a unique series, the Wilson Center will host four panel discussions leading up to the anniversary of Snowden's leaks. We will examine how and why countries conduct surveillance, the relationship between security and liberty, whether current technology will become obsolete and how to explain surveillance to a generation raised in a digital world.
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    • A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate Change - Duration: 7 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 79 views
      “A New Climate for Change: Taking Action on Climate Change and Fragility Risk,” is the name of an independent report commissioned by G7 members. The report says that climate change is “a global thr...
    • Previewing Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s Visit to the U.S. - Duration: 6 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 277 views
      When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the US, he will be the first Japanese head of state to address Congress in 54 years. We spoke with Shihoko Goto to learn more about plans and expectat...
    • Science Hack Day: Coming Soon to DC - Duration: 7 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 167 views
      What is “Science Hack Day” and why is it coming to Washington, DC? Elizabeth Tyson joins us to discuss a global movement that is intended to encourage collaboration and unleash creativity. And for ...
    • Preliminary Analysis of the Iran Nuclear Deal - Duration: 7 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 654 views
      Now that the dust has begun to settle on the nuclear deal with Iran, we asked two expert observers, Haleh Esfandiari and Robert Litwak, to provide preliminary analysis. Both have been following the...
    • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank - Duration: 7 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 1,474 views
      The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is seeking to make its mark in the global development finance arena. Some have voiced concerns over the notion that the bank could have a n...
    • Broken Landscape: India’s Energy-Water Choke Point - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 510 views
      Across the planet, two fundamental human needs — energy and water — often find themselves on a collision course. A new documentary looks at one such choke point in India, where coal mining and its ...
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  • The National Conversation Series Play

    The National Conversation is a joint production of The Wilson Center and NPR. Together, we will provide a forum for deep dialogue and informed discussion. Non-partisan and civil, The National Conversation provides the level of discourse the nation deserves through a thoughtful and challenging exploration of the most significant problems facing the nation and the world. Read more at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/thenationalconversation
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    • China vs. Western Values: Xi Jinping’s Ideology Campaign - Duration: 6 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 6 days ago
      • 240 views
      Ideology is once again playing a major role in U.S.-China relations. Government warnings against the pernicious influence of “Western values” have surged under Xi Jinping. And that concern has infl...
    • A Conversation with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete - Duration: 5 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 1,332 views
      After two terms, Jakaya Kikwete will conclude his time as President of Tanzania later this year. He visited the Wilson Center for a conversation that included reflection on his time in office, thou...
    • Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities - Duration: 5 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 701 views
      Cyber threats, and related vulnerabilities, are becoming more numerous and sophisticated. And the job of keeping one step ahead of the problem is a most daunting task. During a recent Director's Fo...
    • The Year Ahead in Environment and Energy - Duration: 6 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 95 views
      From falling oil prices to the ongoing impact of climate change, there will be no shortage of energy and environment news in the coming months. The Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security...
    • A Conversation With Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson - Duration: 6 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 62 views
      Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, recently delivered a major address at the Wilson Center. Afterwards, he discussed the latest efforts to secure America from a myriad of threats ranging ...
    • Year of Crisis: The Middle East in 2015 - Duration: 6 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 574 views
      In a region already known for volatility, the Middle East continues to encounter new levels of crisis as conflicts rage in a number of countries. According to a panel of regional experts, “crisis” ...
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