4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Latin America Encounters Nelson Rockefeller: Imagining the Gringo Patrón in 1969

September 30, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
In 1969, Nelson Rockefeller embarked on four ill-fated diplomatic tours of Latin America that inspired violent clashes between the state and the street. Contemporary observers and subsequent scholars have dismissed Gov. Rockefeller's goodwill effort as an unmitigated failure. In this talk, Ernesto Capello explores recently released documents, including selections from the thousands of solicitations sent to Rockefeller by ordinary citizens, which demonstrate the need to reevaluate Rockefeller's Presidential Mission as a critical moment in the way Cold War Latin America imagined its neighbors to the north.

Germany, the Transatlantic Partnership and the Global Agenda

September 10, 2013 // 11:30am — 12:30pm
Hans-Ulrich Klose is a highly respected longtime member and Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the German Bundestag and Chairman of the German-American Parliamentary Group.

Voices from the Canefields: Folksongs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawaii

September 19, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
Folk songs are short stories from the souls of common people. Japanese workers in Hawaii's plantations created their own versions, in form more akin to their traditional tanka or haiku poetry. These holehole bushi describe the experiences of one particular group caught in the global movements of capital, empire, and labor during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Former Wilson Center fellow Franklin Odo situates over two hundred of these songs, in translation, in a hitherto largely unexplored historical context.

Labor Market Integration within the NAFTA Region

August 27, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:00am
Miguel Jimenez, a Wilson Center-COMEXI scholar, will present the results of the research he has conducted while in residence at the Wilson Center.

Can Culture be Shut Down? Bosnia's Cultural Institutions and World Heritage

September 20, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
On October 4, 2012, Bosnia’s National Museum in Sarajevo closed its doors. Another six key cultural institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina likely face the same future, due to uncertain funding and legal status. On October 4, 2012, Bosnia’s National Museum in Sarajevo closed its doors. Another six key cultural institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina likely face the same future, due to uncertain funding and legal status

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