6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Language Makes History: Intersections of Language, Gender and Politics

April 18, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
The National Women’s History Museum and United States Studies of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are hosting a lecture in the series "The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Women’s History," with Dr. Robin Lakoff, author of the new book "Language Makes History: Intersections of Language, Gender and Politics."

Why the U.S. Is Not Destined to Decline: A Debate

May 02, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Robert Lieber, author of the new book "Power and Willpower in the American Future: Why the US is Not Destined to Decline" will debate the book’s premise with Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

European Perspective on the Current State of Transatlantic Relations

May 02, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Transatlantic Relations have always been in the mainstream of international politics. Crucial issues determined by a strong political will and various policy decisions on both sides of the Atlantic have necessitated important transatlantic decision making. Current themes of transatlantic relations include the future of the economy, war and peace in the Mediterranean basin, energy efficiency, the security of energy supplies, and terrorism.

The Tragic Irony of America’s Worldwide Struggle for Democracy

April 30, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Tony Smith discusses liberal internationalism

The Allies and the Role of Lend-Lease in WWII: The Russian View

May 29, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Cosponsored by the Russian-American Community Center of Florida, Open Dialogue (Moscow) and the Spiritual Diplomacy Foundation, in this discussion Nikolai Borodin, Director, Museum of the Allies and Lend-Lease in Moscow, will explore the history of the museum and the role of America in the Lend-Lease program during World War II. “The Museum of the Allies and Lend-Lease is a unique, one-of-a-kind museum,” said Borodin. The museum was established inside a former school and has been open for 8 years. Borodin said he wished to honor and show gratitude to the United States and its veterans who rendered aid to the Soviet Union during World War II. “Those years were a very trying time and the aid received from the U.S. was substantial,” he stated. In Russia, the museum is dedicated to the WWII allies but mainly to the American contribution.

The GEF at 20

April 11, 2012 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On April 11th, Monique Barbut of the Global Environment Facility will discuss climate change and the lead up to the Rio+20 conference.

Women’s Top-Level Political Participation in Ukraine: Challenges and Opportunities

May 21, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
“Ukrainians’ record on women’s inclusion in politics is indefensible,” said Tamara Martsenyuk, Chopivsky Post-Doctoral Fellow, CREEES, Stanford University, and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, at a 21 May 2012 Kennan Institute event. During the twenty years since Ukrainian independence, women have held less than ten percent of the seats in political office in Ukraine. Yet, women constitute forty five percent of the management force in the civil service sector, albeit mainly at the local level.

Book Discussion: <i>Stage Fright: Politics and the Performing Arts in Late Imperial Russia</i>

May 14, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
“Were the performing arts in imperial Russia an outlet for opposition politics or ideas? The historiography of the era predicts the answer is yes, but the reality is actually the opposite,” said Paul du Quenoy, Associate Professor, Department of History and Archeology, American University of Beirut, at a 14 May 2012 Kennan Institute lecture. Presenting the research behind his book, Stage Fright: Politics and the Performing Arts in Late Imperial Russia, du Quenoy contended that theatrical artists and artistic institutions of the era avoided politics, or were at least resistant to staging productions critical of the state.

Police Reform and Corruption in Russia

May 07, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Vladimir Sergevnin, Assistant Professor, School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration and Director, Center for Applied Criminal Justice, Western Illinois University; and Editor, Law Enforcement Executive Forum, will address one of the critical issues of modern law enforcement segment of the Russian state: does police reform produce a new paradigm in controlling misconduct and corruption? What are some of the first results in reforming Russian police towards more accountability and professionalism?
The Islamists are Coming Panel

The Islamists Are Coming: Who They Really Are

April 18, 2012 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
As dictatorships fall, parties tied to the Arab world’s conservative religious tradition are getting stronger. An expert panel looks at what this means for the US, Israel, and the world—drawing on the new book, The Islamists Are Coming, by Center expert Robin Wright.

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