4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

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June 03, 2013

Housing Rehab for Consolidated Squatter Settlements in Latin America’s First Suburbs: Policy Approaches

May 30, 2013 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
Researchers from the Latin American Housing Network (LAHN) will present finding from a comparative study of housing policies in consolidated low-income settlements in nine countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay).

Goodbye, Brazil, a Global Perspective on Brazilian Immigration

May 31, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:30am
On May 31st, author Maxine Margolis will discuss her new book on the growing Brazilian diaspora.

German Unification Twenty-Five Years Later

May 20, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
After the first quarter century of development since the overthrow of Communism and the reunification of East and West Germany, how does one draw up a balance sheet? How can one assess the transfer of political institutions, the economic crises, the difficulties of women’s adjustment? There were substantial successes but also significant failures. Many of the international moves of the Berlin Republic can only be understood by considering the difficult process of adjustment during and after unification.
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Cultural Impact of Isadora Duncan in the USA and Russia: Past and Present Studies

June 21, 2013 // 10:00am — 11:00am
This presentation showed the evolution of Duncan studies in the United States and Russia during the last century and revealed political factors which impeded the research of this outstanding personality and her work.

The Rainforest Continent Business School

May 15, 2013 // 9:00am — 1:00pm
The Brazil Institute with the Institute for Advanced Studies at USP hosted a private seminar to discuss the creation and implementation of the Rainforest Continent Business School

Lincoln and Emancipation: Presidential Intent at Home and Abroad

May 13, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
During the American Civil War Abraham Lincoln stated that his paramount object was to save the Union, leading many since to question his reputation as “The Great Emancipator.” Emancipation and the nation’s unity were indivisible in Lincoln's mind, and it was for the fusion and pursuit of these two ideas that British and other foreign progressives of the time esteemed him so highly. What were the international repercussions of Lincoln’s actions? Even more basically, what were his actual motivations?

U.S. Should Isolate Phnom Penh: Cambodia's Opposition Leader

May 08, 2013 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
The United States and European Union should isolate Cambodia from the international community to force it to push through political reform, according to the leader of the country’s leading opposition party. Pressure can be exerted by boycotting goods and cutting off aid to Phnom Penh, argued the Cambodia National Rescue Party’s leader Sam Rainsy in a presentation at the Wilson Center May 8.

Getting Out of Iraq in 1932

April 29, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Iraq was the single mandated territory—out of fourteen—to achieve independent statehood while still under the jurisdiction of the League of Nations. Overseeing this process, the League’s expert bodies became ever more skeptical of the panacea of independent statehood. Through this case, we can see this modern state system in the making.
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Opposition Strategies in Egypt

April 26, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
Amr Hamzawy discusses opposition strategies in Egypt and how they can contribute to the democratization process.

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