Society and Culture Events

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."

Book Discussion: Citizens in the Making in Post-Soviet States

October 11, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
The political outlook of young people in the countries of the former Soviet Union is crucial to their countries’ future political development. This is particularly relevant now as the first generation without firsthand experience of communism at first hand is approaching adulthood. Based on extensive original research and including new survey research amongst young people, this book examines young people’s political outlook in countries of the former Soviet Union; it compares and contrasts Russia, where authoritarianism has begun to reassert itself, and Ukraine, which experienced a democratic breakthrough in the aftermath of the Orange Revolution.

Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law

September 15, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Gender and Islam in Africa examines ways in which women in Africa are interpreting traditional Islamic concepts in order to empower themselves and their societies. African women, it argues, have promoted the ideals and practices of equality, human rights, and democracy within the framework of Islamic thought, challenging conventional conceptualizations of the religion as gender-constricted and patriarchal.
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Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World

July 13, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
In “Rock the Casbah,” Wright, an acclaimed foreign correspondent and television commentator, tells the personal stories behind the rejection of both autocrats and extremists in the Muslim world.
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The Civilizing Mission: How France Sees Its Role in the World

June 17, 2011 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Global Europe Program
New York Times correspondent Elaine Sciolino and retired foreign service officer Brinton Rowdybush discuss how the French view their role in global affairs.
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Latin America's Development and Social Agenda

June 15, 2011 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Latin American Program
On the occasion of the first meeting of the Latin American Program Advisory Board, Wendy Luers leads former Uruguayan President Dr. Tabaré Vázquez and other distinguished Board members in a discussion on the region.
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Immigrants in the United States: How Well Are They Integrating into Society?

June 14, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Co-sponsored by the Comparative Urban Studies Project and the Mexico Institute, this event addressed the question of immigrant integration across a variety of economic, social and political indicators.

Immigration and Social Power: The Russian Case

June 01, 2011 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
With Russia being the center of the second-largest migration system in the world, Vladimir Malakhov examined the framework of Russian “social power” for an in-depth analysis of immigration to Russia - as well as why “those in power do not wish to see Russia more diverse than it currently is.”
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Religious Education and the Politics of Pluralism in Pakistan

May 25, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
A presentation by Wilson Center Fellow Matthew J. Nelson on the level of Pakistani tolerance for diversity within Islam.
James Meyer
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Muslims and the State in Late Imperial Russia and Today

May 16, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Through analyzing the status of Muslim communities in late Imperial Russia, James Meyer, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Philosophy, Montana State University, and Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center, examined the current state of - and challenges facing - Muslim culture in modern-day Russia.

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