History Events

American Dreamers
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Book Discussion: "American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation"

October 12, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
United States Studies
Join us for a book discussion of Michael Kazin's new book, which provides a "panoramic yet intimate portrait of the American left."
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The Other R.O.K.: Memories of Authoritarianism in Democratic South Korea

October 11, 2011 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
As citizens of a vibrant democracy, how do South Koreans remember their nation's authoritarian past?

Book Discussion: Citizens in the Making in Post-Soviet States

October 11, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
The political outlook of young people in the countries of the former Soviet Union is crucial to their countries’ future political development. This is particularly relevant now as the first generation without firsthand experience of communism at first hand is approaching adulthood. Based on extensive original research and including new survey research amongst young people, this book examines young people’s political outlook in countries of the former Soviet Union; it compares and contrasts Russia, where authoritarianism has begun to reassert itself, and Ukraine, which experienced a democratic breakthrough in the aftermath of the Orange Revolution.
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Book Event: Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

October 05, 2011 // 9:30am11:00am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
No one in the twentieth century had a greater impact on world history than Deng Xiaoping. And no scholar is better qualified than Ezra Vogel to disentangle the contradictions embodied in the life and legacy of China’s boldest strategist.
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Liberty's Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from Washington to Obama

October 04, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Jeremi Suri, provocative historian and one of Smithsonian magazine’s “Top Young Innovators,” takes on the idea of American exceptionalism and turns it into a playbook for President Obama over the next, vital few years.

Theatre and the Holocaust in Romania: A dramatic reading of the Journals of Mihail Sebastian

September 27, 2011 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Global Europe Program
Romania officially condemned its involvement in the European Holocaust following the Elie Wiesel Commission Report of 2004. A first-person account of being Jewish in Bucharest under fascist dictatorship is given by playwright and novelist, Mihail Sebastian, in his diary. Adapted for the stage by David Auburn in 2004, Sebastian comes to life in this one-man show based on his journal. The panel discussion following the performance will be an opportunity for the panelists and audience to discuss anti-Semitism, memory, theatre, repression, creativity and Holocaust remembrance and education in Romania today. This event brings together partners from the Woodrow Wilson Center, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Romanian Embassy to the United States.
Peter Reddaway

The Evolution of Soviet Policies towards Dissidents

September 26, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
The talk will focus mainly on the factors that went into Soviet decision-making regarding policy towards dissident groups, and how the factors varied depending on the time period and the nature of each group. The speaker will also make use of archival materials that show how seriously the Soviet leaders took dissident issues and how the Politbureau was sometimes divided and even paralyzed for a year or two over what to do about them.
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Japan's Peace Constitution at 65: Time for a Change?

September 22, 2011 // 3:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
An event examining efforts to revise and reinterpret the Japanese constitution's "war renouncing" Article 9.

Off-site Event: Report on a Visit to North Korea

September 22, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
The North Korea International Documentation Project in collaboration with the Weatherhead East Asian Institute presents "Report on a Visit to North Korea" with Charles Armstrong, Abraham Kim and James Person.
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“Rogue States” and the United States: An Historical Perspective

September 19, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
What are the implications for the ongoing challenges to international order and American security posed by states such as Iran and North Korea? How can states that egregiously violate international norms be reintegrated into the “family” or “community” of nations?

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