6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
February 26, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to the presentation of a new book by Guillermo Valdés Castellanos, The History of Drug Trafficking in Mexico (La historia del narcotráfico en Mexico). Mr. Valdés will present an inventory of the people involved in drug trafficking organizations and the mechanisms they have employed to build their networks.
February 19, 2014 // 12:30pm — 1:30pm
In this conversation, Robin Cook, bestselling author and master of the medical thriller discusses "Cell," his 33rd and newest book. It is a gripping story that focuses on the potential of the smartphone as a medical tool – and the risks that we face if this new revolution in health technology is mishandled. Robin Cook has a unique ability to see the issues we are all going to be talking about for decades and turn them into a great story.
March 03, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Due to the inclement weather, this event has been cancelled. James Graham Wilson takes a long view of the end of the Cold War, from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan to Operation Desert Storm. Wilson argues that adaptation, improvisation, and engagement by individuals in positions of power ended the specter of a nuclear holocaust. Eschewing the notion of a coherent grand strategy to end the Cold War, Wilson illuminates how leaders made choices and reacted to events they did not foresee.
February 24, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Histories of the minimum wage are usually written within national analytic frameworks. Research in the New York Public Library on the first minimum wage, legislated in Victoria, Australia, in 1896, convinced historian Marilyn Lake that a world history approach was necessary, one that located this experiment in “state socialism” in the context of both the longue duree of imperial labor relations and encounters between the subjects of the British and Chinese empires in the new world of urban Melbourne.
March 10, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Over the four decades since U.S. forces came home from Vietnam, Americans have fiercely debated the lessons that the nation should draw from its longest and most controversial war. Mark Atwood Lawrence will suggest a scheme for making sense of how historians, polemicists, politicians, and other commentators have used – and will likely continue to use – the Vietnam analogy in thinking about policy decisions.
February 19, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On February 19th, the first Managing Our Planet Panel of 2014 focused on the impact of climate change on our oceans' ecosystems.
February 25, 2014 // 1:30pm — 2:30pm
Over the past few months, Mexico’s PAN party has emerged as the pivotal ally for President Enrique Peña Nieto’s PRI government. In December 2013 it was the PAN which supported the government’s constitutional reform of the energy sector. The leader of the PAN, Gustavo Madero, was instrumental in not only achieving that consensus, but in shaping the legislation itself.
February 13, 2014 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
This event has been postponed due to the impending bad weather.