History Events

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.

Book Launch: The Spring Will Be Ours: Poland and the Poles from Occupation to Freedom

March 29, 2004 // 11:00am1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Andrzej Paczkowski, Author, Professor, Institute for Political Studies at the Polish Academy of Science and former Wilson Center Fellow; Chair: Tom Blanton, Director, National Security Archives, George Washington University; Commentator: Bronislaw Misztal, Professor of Sociology, Catholic University

Book Launch - The Limits of History

January 09, 2004 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Global Europe Program
With author Constantin Fasolt, Professor of History, The University of Chicago. With comments by Gabrielle M. Spiegel, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University

Visegrad, Vilnius and the Atlantic: What Can the New Democracies Bring to NATO?

September 10, 2003 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Philip Dimitrov, Former Prime Minister of Bulgaria and WWICS Public Policy Scholar

Diaspora Communities: Influencing U.S. Foreign Policy

June 23, 2003 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Thomas Ambrosio, Assistant Professor of Political Science, North Dakota State University;Yossi Shain, Professor of Comparative Government and Diaspora Politics, Georgetown University

Book Launch: "Liberalization Against Democracy: The Local Politics of Economic Reform in Tunisia"

June 19, 2003 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Stephen J. King, Assistant Professor of Government, Georgetown University, and Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow

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