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Islam in Eurasia Policy Conference

June 06, 2013 // 2:00pm — June 07, 2013 // 5:15pm
The Islam in Eurasia Policy Conference combined the latest scholarship and informed discussion of the critical issues facing the U.S. Government in this key part of the world as 2014 approaches. It was the culminating event of a multiyear research project supported by Carnegie Corporation.

The GEF Looking Forward

May 20, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On Monday, May 20th, the new CEO and Chairperson of the GEF, Dr. Naoko Iishii, gave her insight on the role of the GEF in international development.
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Communism on Tomorrow Street: Mass Housing and Everyday Life after Stalin

May 20, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
This book examines how, beginning under Khrushchev in 1953, a generation of Soviet citizens moved from the overcrowded communal dwellings of the Stalin era to modern single-family apartments, later dubbed khrushchevka. Arguing that moving to a separate apartment allowed ordinary urban dwellers to experience Khrushchev’s thaw, Steven E. Harris fundamentally shifts interpretation of the thaw, conventionally understood as an elite phenomenon.

Business of Civil War: New Forms of Life in the Debris of the Democratic Republic of Congo

May 22, 2013 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
This event has been organized in order to discuss a new book authored by Patience Kabamba, Assistant Professor of International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College. In this work, Kabamba discusses the enterprises of the Nande trust networks and consequently aims to challenge the assumption that a “weak state” is synonymous with a “failed” society.
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Competing Interpretations of Buddhism’s Revival in the Republic of Kalmykia

June 10, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Russia is widely considered to have experienced a religious revival in the two decades since the end of communism. Edward Holland, Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, considers the case study of Buddhism in the republic of Kalmykia, and questions this straightforward interpretation of renaissance.
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Art from Agony: Vasily Grossman and the Holocaust in Life & Fate

June 03, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
The archival research of John and Carol Garrard has revealed Vasily Grossman's fictional projection to be based upon historical fact; they disclose what Grossman could not: the names and units of the perpetrators and collaborators.

The View from Israel: A Conversation with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

June 04, 2013 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Rarely has there been a time where so many parts of the Middle East seem to be moving all at once. Civil war in Syria, the impact of the Arab Spring, the impasse in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and the Iranian nuclear issue all offer up challenges without quick or easy solutions. In this Director's Forum, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will share his views on these and other regional issues.
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Egypt: Political Challenges for the Youth Movement

May 24, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Egypt’s young generation played an important role in the country’s revolution, and they continue to be a political force. Nabulsi, an activist and organizer in the revolution who was shot multiple times, will discuss the future of the youth movement in Egypt.

Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls and Migration in the Developing World

May 14, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project is pleased to present the launch of Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls and Migration in the Developing World.
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Enforcing Laws on Human Trafficking in Russia

May 13, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Lauren McCarthy examines the trafficking phenomenon in Russia, discussing both sex and labor trafficking, focusing primarily on the response of law enforcement agencies in the ten years since trafficking was criminalized in Russia.

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