October 25, 2011 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
Increasing numbers of Chinese travel to the US for business, tourism, or education, while others study American history and culture in local schools and universities. The Wilson Center was joined by experts from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences to discuss Chinese views of American society, politics, and culture.
“Between Marketization and Social Protection: Ambivalences of Feminism in the Context of Capitalist Crisis”
October 20, 2011 // 6:00pm — 7:30pm
A lecture by Nancy Fraser, one of the leading political philosophers and feminist theorists practicing today.
October 18, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Join US Studies and the National Women's History Museum on October 18 for the first lecture in "The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Women's History" series.
October 12, 2011 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Join us for a book discussion of Michael Kazin's new book, which provides a "panoramic yet intimate portrait of the American left."
September 19, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Panelists will discuss the upcoming Supreme Court term and how the modern media covers our nation’s highest court.
July 27, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
NYT reporter Gretchen Morgenson and financial analyst Joshua Rosner, authors of the best-seller "Reckless Endangerment," dig into the home mortgage crisis.
Book Discussion: Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Recreate Race in the Twenty-First Century
July 22, 2011 // 11:30am — 1:30pm
Just over a decade ago, the Human Genome Project decisively proved that there is no genetic basis for racial classifications. Yet with the emergence of new reproductive technologies, genetic ancestry testing, and race‐specific drugs, the second decade of the twenty‐first century is seeing a resurgence of scientifically‐justified racial discrimination. In her new book, legal scholar Dorothy Roberts argues that for the first time in decades science, politics, and race are working hand‐in‐hand, with the result that America has not, in fact, become the “post‐racial society” that so many envision. Join us on July 22 for a stimulating discussion of this alarming new trend.
July 19, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
How have legal tools been used to address workplace sexual harassment?
May 16, 2011 // 11:00am — 1:30pm
On May 16, United States Studies, in cooperation with the No Limits Foundationa and the International Labour Organization (ILO) offered a first look at the ILO’s comprehensive new report on global discrimination, "Equality at Work: The Continuing Challenge".
Temporary Migrant Careworker Programs in Canada and the European Union: Models for the United States?
May 13, 2011 // 9:00am — 1:00pm
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.