History News

In the Wake of War: Democratization and Internal Armed Conflict in Latin America

Mar 04, 2013
Examining the cases of Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru, the contributors to this timely edited volume explore how societies undergoing democratization in the aftermath of civil war can become mired in violent crime, poor governance, and illiberal political cultures.

HAPP Welcomes Scholars Enrico Fardella and Ruud van Dijk

Feb 27, 2013
HAPP is pleased to welcome Enrico Fardella, Beijing University, and Ruud van Dijk, University of Amsterdam, to the Wilson Center.

NKIDP welcomes Public Policy Scholar Seuk Ryule Hong

Feb 21, 2013
NKIDP welcomes Public Policy Scholar Seuk Ryule Hong to the Wilson Center

NKIDP documents referenced in Financial Times article on North Korean nuclear program

Feb 21, 2013
Materials obtained and disseminated by the North Korea International Documentation Project were referred to in an article by Aidan Foster-Carter in the Financial Times.

Not Rising, But Rejuvenating: The "Chinese Dream"

Feb 05, 2013
Many talk of China "rising." Chinese view their fortunes as a return to greatness from a "century of humiliation" -- and not a rise from nothing.

Culture Shutdown? A Plea for Museums, Galleries, and Libraries in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jan 31, 2013
"... in a matter of weeks or months, seven of Bosnia’s top national cultural institutions were likely to close their doors," wrote Susan C. Pearce, an East European Studies Title VIII-supported scholar, in an article discussing the challenges that historical preservation institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina face today.

Call for Papers: Relations between China and States on its Periphery during the Cold War

Jan 30, 2013
The Center for Cold War International History Studies, East China Normal University, is seeking paper proposals for a conference on "Relations between China and States on its Periphery during the Cold War" to be held in Shanghai fall 2013.

Call for Papers: Selling America in an Age of Uncertainty: U.S. Public Diplomacy in the New International Order, 1965-1980

Jan 07, 2013
"Selling America in an Age of Uncertainty” will examine the question of how U.S. public diplomacy wrestled with the changed and charged situation of the 1970s. The conference will be held at the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway on 1-2 November 2013.

Latin American Program in the News: Latin America 2013: Political Outlook

Jan 03, 2013
Trouble in Argentina and Venezuela and elections in Chile, Ecuador, Honduras and Paraguay.

European Studies Short-term and Summer Research Grant Competitions

Jan 02, 2013
European Studies is now accepting applications for two of its research grants - the short-term research grant and the summer research grant. Both stipends are available to American academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one and two months respectively, and include residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for applying for both grans is March 1, 2013.

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