North America Events

Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves

December 02, 2011 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
If the financial crisis has taught us anything, it is that Americans save too little, spend too much, and borrow excessively. Join us for a discussion of Sheldon Garon's new book "Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves."
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Obama in Office: Assessing the First Two Years

November 29, 2011 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Congress Project
"Obama in Office" is a frank and objective assessment of Obama’s first two years as President as seen through the eyes of 18 of the country’s most astute scholars, journalists and practitioners. This book discussion, held on November 29, featured five of the chapter authors, including James Thurber, the book’s editor.
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"African American Women Refugees in the Civil War" A lecture by Dr. Thavolia Glymph

November 17, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
United States Studies
Join US Studies and the National Women's History Museum on Thursday, November 17 for the second lecture in "The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Women's History" series.
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Book Launch: The North American Idea

November 03, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Mexico Institute
The Mexico Institute was happy to host Robert A. Pastor as he presented his new book, "The North American Idea". Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan and Canadian Minister Kevin O'Shea participated as discussants.
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Changing Chinese Views of American Society

October 25, 2011 // 3:30pm5:30pm
United States Studies
Increasing numbers of Chinese travel to the US for business, tourism, or education, while others study American history and culture in local schools and universities. The Wilson Center was joined by experts from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences to discuss Chinese views of American society, politics, and culture.
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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.
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Congress’ Influence on Foreign Policy: For Better or Worse?

October 17, 2011 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Congress Project
Congress does not pay close attention to foreign affairs; its oversight of the foreign policy establishment is sporadic and haphazard; and, when it does get involved, its decisions are usually driven more by politics than careful deliberation. That was the consensus of a panel convened at the Wilson Center Oct. 17 on the topic, “Congress’ Influence on Foreign Policy: For Better or Worse?”
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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Informal Settlements in the U.S.: Sharing Lessons Learned at Home and Abroad

October 07, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
In the United States today, there are people living in informal settlements without access to basic shelter, electricity, water, and sanitation. In recognition of World Habitat Day, please join us for a discussion on informal housing settlements in the United States and abroad.

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