History Events

Thy Will Be Done: The Catholic Church and the Politics in Poland since 1989

December 21, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Sabrina Ramet, Professor of Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology-Trodheim, Research Associate at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo and currently Visiting Professor, Georgetown University and WWICS Public Policy Fellow

Epidemics in the United States: Public Policy Responses and the Lessons to be Learned

December 12, 2005 // 11:00pm
United States Studies
The Wilson Center brings together four public health historians to discuss the "politics of disease" – the social and moral factors that have influenced the U.S. public policy responses to epidemics – as well as to suggest lessons for better preparedness in future epidemics.

Final Acts: A Guide to Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions

September 28, 2005 // 4:00pm6:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
With author Trudy Huskamp PetersonFinal Acts is a guide to questions of law, politics, physical preservation, and access regarding materials generated by the 20 truth commissions that have completed the work of examining and reporting on the abuses of deposed regimes.

Art Exhibit: "The Business of Sustainable Development--An African Forest Tale"

April 18, 2005 // 9:00am5:00pm
Africa Program
A special exhibition of art by Senegalese Glass Painter Mor Gueye, illustrating a children's story written by Woodrow Wilson Fellow Jesse Ribot on the disjuncture between European and local discourses in colonial and post-colonial forestry. The exhibit is open to the public from April 18, and runs through June 15.

U.S. Counter-Insurgency in the Philippines: Lessons for Iraq?

March 08, 2005 // 5:00pm7:00pm
Canada Institute
Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow Brian McAllister Linn presented his research, which drew parallels between the challenges the U.S. military forces confronted in the Philippines at the beginning of the 20th century and those they are encountering in Iraq presently.

Revisiting Canada's Contribution to Resolving the Iranian Hostage Crisis

March 01, 2005 // 1:00am3:30pm
Middle East Program
The Canada Institute and the Middle East Program hosted a conference to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal Award to Ken Taylor, the former Canadian ambassador to Iran. Taylor received the medal for his role in providing safe haven to six Americans during the crisis and planning their successful evacuation from Iran.

Book Launch – Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya

January 26, 2005 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A book launch with Caroline Elkins, assistant professor of history at Harvard University and author of the recently published, Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya. Caroline Elkins will be joined by discussant David Throup, Senior Associate and co-chair of the Kenya Roundtable at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Book Launch: Defending the Rights of Others : The Great Powers, the Jews, and International Minority Protection, 1878-1938

October 19, 2004 // 4:00am5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
with author Carole Fink, Distinguished Humanities Professor in History, Ohio State University; Revson Fellow, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Creation of Polities: Democratization and Intellectual History in Eastern Europe

April 14, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Josette Baer, SNF Fellow and Visiting Lecturer, Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, University of Washington

Truth and Reconciliation Processes – A Global Assessment

March 30, 2004 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Africa Program
The Woodrow Wilson International Center's Africa Program and Conflict Prevention Project invite you to a program on "Truth and Reconciliation Processes – A Global Assessment," featuring four distinguished analysts and practitioners. The panel will undertake a comparative assessment of strategies and institutions that have been developed in an attempt to address the always-difficult post-war reconstruction challenge of balancing the demands for justice and accountability with the imperatives of political reconciliation and accommodation.

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