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Activism to End Gender-based Violence: Beyond the 16 Days

December 08, 2011 // 4:20pm5:00pm
Council of Women World Leaders
This event, co-sponsored by the Council of Women World Leaders, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Department of State, will feature a rough cut pre-screening of "Meena", a feature film based on Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WeDunn's Best-selling novel, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide." The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on sex trafficking.

Book Discussion: Marooned in Moscow: The Story of an American Woman Imprisoned in Soviet Russia

November 21, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Historian William Benton Whisenhunt will discuss the story and events behind the recently reissued memoir Marooned in Moscow, first published just months after Marguerite Harrison’s release from a Bolshevik prison in 1921. The book provides a fascinating account of Harrison’s entry into war-torn Russia in early 1920, first-person impressions of many in the top Soviet leadership, and her increasingly dangerous work as a journalist and spy, to say nothing of her work on behalf of prisoners, her two arrests, and her eventual ten-month-long imprisonment, including in the infamous Lubyanka prison. Whisenhunt will explain who Harrison was, how she got into this kind of work, and give examples of her extraordinary work at this critical time in Russian history.
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Criminal Organizations and Illicit Trafficking within Guatemala’s Border Communities

November 03, 2011 // 8:30am11:30am
Latin American Program
The authors of a new CNA study on the effects of criminal organizations and illicit trafficking on Guatemala’s border communities discussed theirs findings together with others.
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“Between Marketization and Social Protection: Ambivalences of Feminism in the Context of Capitalist Crisis”

October 20, 2011 // 6:00pm7:30pm
United States Studies
A lecture by Nancy Fraser, one of the leading political philosophers and feminist theorists practicing today.
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Why Latino/a History Matters to U.S. History: A lecture by Dr. Vicki Ruiz

October 18, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
United States Studies
Join US Studies and the National Women's History Museum on October 18 for the first lecture in "The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Women's History" series.

Bahrain: the Forgotten Uprising in the Arab Spring

October 04, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
As the Arab Spring has swept across much of the Middle East and North Africa, large-scale popular protests have been generally absent in the Persian Gulf except in Bahrain where massive demonstrations have been met simultaneously with a strict government crackdown on dissent and only limited promises of reform. Al-Khawaja discussed the prospects for change in Bahrain, the current status of the protest movement, and options for U.S. policy in this regard.
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Iran: Turmoil at Home, Assertiveness Abroad?

September 30, 2011 // 9:00am1:00pm
Middle East Program
Six leading Iran experts discussed the country’s domestic and international developments since the contested 2009 presidential elections, looking at how the Iranian regime has managed its internal political, economic, and social affairs as well as its foreign policy.
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Gridlock: Labor, Migration, and Human Trafficking in Dubai

September 23, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Gridlock draws on four years of Mahdavi's ethnographic research in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to look at the disconnections between policies on human trafficking and the realities of gendered labor and migration in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

From Vision to Reality: Politics and Gender in Jordan's Tourism Sector

September 23, 2011 // 9:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh will speak on the recent developments on the Arab Spring and her experience on challenges to mainstream gender in the tourism sector in Jordan.
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Film Screening: Weathering Change

September 22, 2011 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Population Action International will screen the documentary Weathering Change, which follows four women from around the world - Ethiopia, Nepal, and Peru - as they struggle to care for their families in the face of increasing crop failures and water scarcity.

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