North America Events

Progress or Procrastination: China's First Year in the WTO

October 02, 2002 // 8:30am10:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
Almost a year after joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), China still falls short of completing many of its promises to the international community. Regional political problems and a depressed global economy have increased pressure on the Communist Party leadership to remain protective of domestic agriculture, many state owned industries, and traditional businesses even as the national government remains strongly committed to opening Chinese markets to international trade and financial flows. Expanding international commerce has continued to increase economic opportunities for many Chinese but the greater integration into the world community has not yet translated into greater individual rights. China has arguably become more closed over the past year with its tightening restrictions on religious groups and its increased regulation of the Internet.

A Woman's Place is in the House: A Comparative Look at Women in Politics in the United States and Canada

September 24, 2002 // 9:00am2:00pm
Canada Institute
This conference, co-sponsored by the Canada Institute and the Division of United States Studies, was designed to examine the barriers women face in running for elected office at the national, state, and provincial levels in the two countries, in addition to the impact of the elected women and current strategies to increase the number of women in elected politics.

Conference - Women Immigrants in the United States

September 09, 2002 // 12:00am
United States Studies

Croatia and Euro-Atlantic Integration

June 06, 2002 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Global Europe Program
Ivica Racan, Prime Minister of CroatiaTonino Picula, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Croatia

Presentation - Litigating for Gender Equality in the 1970s

May 21, 2002 // 4:15pm5:30pm
United States Studies
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg describes the effort during the 1970s to place women's rights permanently on the human rights agenda.

Women in the Barracks: The VMI Case and Equal Rights

May 21, 2002 // 12:00am
United States Studies

Conference - Women's Rights in Theory and Practice

May 21, 2002 // 12:00am
United States Studies
This two-day meeting (May 21-22) was held by fifty litigators and legal theorists from law schools and universities around the country to discuss the current status of gender equality law.

Slovenia and Euro-Atlantic Integration

May 16, 2002 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Dr. Janez Drnovsek, Prime Minister, Republic of Slovenia

In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men, and the Pursuit of Economic Citizenship in 20th-Century America

April 16, 2002 // 12:00am
United States Studies
Alice Kessler-Harris, Gordon R. Hoxie Professor of History, Columbia University, author; Joan Williams, Professor of Law and Director, Program on Gender, Work & Family, Washington College of Law, American University

Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troubling Word

February 20, 2002 // 12:00amFebruary 19, 2002 // 11:00pm
United States Studies

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