Events

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Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves

January 24, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
This seminar will discuss the transnational history of how Europeans, Japanese, and other Asians came to promote saving by means of savings banks, postal savings, and war savings campaigns over the past two centuries. Historically, U.S. policies increasingly encouraged mass consumption and borrowing. After years of near-zero saving rates and growing household indebtedness, Americans are beginning to save again. What might we learn from other countries that boast much higher saving rates?
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Romanian Cultural Institute Scholars Work In Progress Presentations: Geopolitics and Radio Free Europe

December 10, 2010 // 11:00am12:30pm
Liviu Tirau, Senior Lecturer, Babes-Bolyai University, Romanian Short-Term Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Ioana Macrea-Toma, Associate Researcher, Central European University, Romanian Short-Term Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Edward Gibbon: The Roman and British Empires;A Study in the Concept of Empire

December 06, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
John Pocock, Johns Hopkins University

Off-site Event: The World Youth Democracy Forum for D.C.-Area Students

December 03, 2010 // 9:00am11:30am
The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at The George Washington University and the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award at the Woodrow Wilson Center co-hosted the 2010 World Youth Democracy Forum for DC-Area Students. The Forum featured the 2010 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner, Oleg Kozlovsky of Russia.
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The Sixth Annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Award

December 02, 2010 // 1:00pm5:00pm
Oleg Kozlovsky, a political activist and co-founder of Solidarnost, United Democratic Movement in Russia, received the 2010 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award on Thursday on 2 December at the Woodrow Wilson Center, as part of a two-panel workshop featuring a round-table discussion After the "Reset:" U.S. and European Approaches to Russia and a keynote address Democracy: New Tools for the Struggle.
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Oil and World Power

November 29, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
David Painter, Associate Professor of History, Department of History and Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
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Accidents and Axioms: The Curious History of U.S. Foreign Policy

November 22, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Philip D. Zelikow, White Burkett Miller Professor of History, University of Virginia
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The Protestant Boomerang: American Missionaries and the United States

November 15, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
David A. Hollinger, University of California, Berkeley
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Remembrance, History, and Justice: Coming to Terms With Traumatic Pasts in Democratic Societies

November 12, 2010 // 8:00am4:00pm
Vladimir Tismaneanu, Director, Center for the Study of Post-Communist Societies, University of Maryland; Daniel Chirot, Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor of International Studies, University of Washington; Timothy Snyder, Professor, Department of History, Yale University

Off-site Event: Remembrance, History, and Justice: Coming to Terms With Traumatic Pasts in Democratic Societies

November 11, 2010 // 8:00am4:00pm
Vladimir Tismaneanu, Director, Center for the Study of Post-Communist Societies, University of Maryland; Daniel Chirot, Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor of International Studies, University of Washington; Timothy Snyder, Professor of History, Yale University

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Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • James Person // Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Pieter Biersteker // Editorial Assistant
  • Laura Deal // Catalog Specialist
  • Charles Kraus // Program Assistant
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant
  • Roy O. Kim // Program Assistant