Program

Events

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Temporary Migrant Careworker Programs in Canada and the European Union: Models for the United States?

May 13, 2011 // 9:00am1:00pm
What are appropriate policy models for migrant carework programs in the United States? Panelists discussed the impact of migrant labor on families in their countries of origin and the legal and regulatory challenges to reforming the migrant carework system.

Ongoing Exhibit: "Women on the Move: The First National Women's Conference, Houston, 1977"

May 05, 2011 // 9:00am5:00pm
Diana Mara Henry, Official Photographer, First National Women's Conference
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South Africa and the End of Apartheid

May 02, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Upon his release from prison, Nelson Mandela led the crowd in a rousing chant of the old resistance phrase, "Come Back Africa." Now, twenty years later, we may begin to ask what kind of Africa is coming back. The question can be addressed by looking beyond the struggle of the African National Congress to focus on ordinary people's mobilizations in the past. A history of generational conflict, chiefship, and trans-ethnic solidarity continues to be felt in the present.

The Bush Administration's Decision for War in Iraq, 2003

April 27, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Melvyn P. Leffler will review prevailing interpretations and suggest how his current research may refine our understanding of the decision to intervene militarily in Iraq in 2003.
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New Book Discussion: Liberal Arts at the Brink

April 26, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
What is the future of liberal arts education in America?
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America's International Civil War

April 25, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
While the military contest between North and South dragged on inconclusively over four years, an equally crucial contest of diplomacy, ideology, and propaganda was waged abroad. Powerful economic interests and anti-democratic sympathies favored the South. On the other hand there was a reservoir of popular good will toward the "Great Republic" and widespread antipathy toward human slavery. Each side sought to shape foreign debate over the "American Question." The Union won only when it learned to align its cause with what foreigners understood to be an ongoing international struggle for liberty, equality, and self-government.
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The Left: Does It Have a Future? Global Perspectives

April 25, 2011 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Does the left have a future? This was the question posed by US Studies during its April 25 panel discussion of the prospects for progressive movements around the world.
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Women's Rights, Family Values, and the Polarization of American Politics

April 08, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Marjorie Spruill, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Professor of History, University of South Carolina
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Women and Entrepreneurship: Perspectives from the Middle East and the United States

March 29, 2011 // 8:00am1:00pm
A group of American and Middle Eastern businesswomen discussed their common challenges and rewards in running their own companies and the resources available for women entrepreneurs.

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