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Wilson at 150 National Symposium

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars with the Woodrow Wilson House are pleased to host this symposium honoring the nation's 28th President on the occasion of the 150th anniversary year of his birth. The symposium will feature leading scholars from around the country speaking on Wilson and his influence on America in the decades after his presidency.

Date & Time

Oct. 27, 2006
8:30am – 5:00pm ET


Agenda (This page will be updated frequently.)

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Program Begins
Welcome: Lee H. Hamilton, President and Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Welcome: Frank J. Aucella, Executive Director, Woodrow Wilson House

9:10 a.m. Keynote Address:
John Milton Cooper, E. Gordon Fox Professor of American Institutions, University of Wisconsin-Madison

9:45 a.m. Morning Session: Institutionalizing Progressivism
Moderator: Kent Hughes, Director, Science, Technology, America, and the Global Economy Program, Woodrow Wilson Center

"Wilson's Reform of Economic Structure: Progressive Liberalism and the Corporation", W. Elliot Brownlee, Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara

"'Common Counsel': Wilson, Pragmatism, and Progressivism," James Kloppenberg, Professor of American History, Harvard University with Trygve Throntveit, Ph.D. candidate in History, Harvard University

10:50-11:05 Break

11:10-12:30 Race, Speech and Gender
Moderator: Philippa Strum, Director, Division of United States Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center

"Race and Nation in the Thought and Politics of Woodrow Wilson", Gary Gerstle, Professor of History, Vanderbilt University

"Mr. Wilson's First Amendment", Geoffrey Stone, Harry Kalven, Jr. Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago

"Did Woodrow Wilson's Gender Politics Matter?" Victoria Bissell Brown, Professor of History, Grinnell College

12:30 Break for Lunch

1:15 Luncheon Address: Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

1:55 Luncheon Concludes

2:15-3:15 Afternoon Session: The Seeds of Wilsonianism
Moderator: Mark Benbow, Resident Historian, Woodrow Wilson House

"Democracy, Peace, and World Order", Lloyd Ambrosius, Samuel Clark Waugh Distinguished Professor of International Relations and Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

"Revolution, War and Expansion: Woodrow Wilson in Latin America", Mark T. Gilderhus, Lyndon B. Johnson Chair of History, Texas Christian University

3:15 Break

3:30-4:50 Post-Wilsonian Wilsonianism
Moderator: Samuel Wells, Associate Director, and Director, West European Studies Program, Woodrow Wilson Center

"Progressive Internationalism and Reformed Capitalism: New Freedom to New Deal", Emily S. Rosenberg, Professor of History at University of California Irvine

"'Tear Down This Wall, Mr. Gorbachev': Wilsonian Echoes in the Cold War", Martin Walker, Editor in Chief, UPI

"Wilsonianism After the Cold War: Words, Mere Words", Frank Ninkovich, St. Johns University

4:50 Event Concludes


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