U.S. Politics Events

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Landmark Kennan Biography Chronicles Complex Life of Early Cold Warrior

February 15, 2012 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Official biographer John Lewis Gaddis paints a fascinating and multidimensional portrait of George Kennan, the post-war diplomat who set forth containment doctrine, presaged the collapse of the Soviet Union, and, in later years, became an outspoken critic of U.S. foreign policy, including of the war in Vietnam. At the launch Wednesday of George F. Kennan: An American Life, Gaddis revealed the personality behind one of the 20th century’s great policy minds.
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Book Launch--The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents

February 09, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
In The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents, author Linda Killian looks beyond the polls and the headlines and talks with the frustrated citizens who are raising the alarm about the acute bi-polarity, special interest-influence, and gridlock in Congress, asking why Obama’s postpartisan presidency is anything but, and demanding realism, honest negotiation, and a sense of responsibility from their elected officials.
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Is Foreign Aid Worth the Cost?

January 23, 2012 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Congress Project
Bipartisan support for foreign aid has led to notable successes, such as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and long-running scholarship and technical programs for international students. Yet the U.S. public and many in Congress remain deeply skeptical of the value of such funding, questioning if it’s a fair trade-off when similar investments may be needed at home.
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Accounting for Culture in the Military: Implications for Future Humanitarian Cooperation

December 09, 2011 // 9:30am4:00pm
United States Studies
While the military has made the goal of increased cultural knowledge and awareness a priority since the mid-2000s, these developments have yet to be accounted for as part of a broad inter-agency conversation among military and non-military stakeholders. Join us for a conference focusing on the U.S. military’s efforts to develop cultural expertise.

U.S. - African Trade: AGOA 11 Years Out, 4 to Go

November 30, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Africa Program
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) became law in May, 2000. The Act offers tangible incentives (tariff exemptions, e.g.) for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets. AGOA, which has been amended three times, expires in 2015 and a key provision on fabric imports expires next year unless extended by Congress.
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Aiding Without Abetting

November 30, 2011 // 11:00am12:30pm
Asia Program
A new Wilson Center report calls for major changes to the U.S. civilian assistance program in Pakistan.
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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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The Americas and the World: Public Opinion and Foreign Policy in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, And Peru

November 29, 2011 // 2:30pm5:00pm
Mexico Institute
CIDE University in Mexico City, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin American Program, the Inter-American Dialogue, the Latin American Initiative at the Brookings Institution, and the CSIS America’s Program were pleased to host the launch of the report on public opinion in the Americas.
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Reassessing Walter Lippmann

November 14, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Professor of International Relations Ronald Steel speaks about the career and legacy of renowned journalist Walter Lippman.
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The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the South

November 07, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Organized in collaboration with the History and Public Policy Program and the National History Center.

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