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Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics

Forty years ago, two women's movements drew a line in the sand between liberals and conservatives. The legacy of that rift is still evident today in American politics and social policies.

How Chronic Violence Affects Human Development, Social Relations, and the Practice of Citizenship: A Systemic Framework for Action

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What happens to us when it becomes “normal” everyday life to live with high levels of violence? How does it affect our development as individuals, how we raise our children and relate to others in society, our attitudes and actions as citizens, and the ways we are governed?

Worker-Mothers on the Margins of Europe: Gender and Migration between Moldova and Istanbul

Worker-Mothers on the Margins of Europe explores the world of undocumented migrants from a postsocialist state, following Moldovan women who “commute” for six to twelve months at a time to work as domestics in Istanbul. Leyla J. Keough examines the gendered moral economies that shape the perspectives of the migrants—Turkic-speaking Christians of Gagauz ethnicity—their employers in Turkey, their communities in Moldova, and the International Organization for Migration.

Migration of Central American Minors: Causes and Solutions

The dramatic rise in unaccompanied minors from Central America arriving in the United States has raised many questions about the factors contributing to this influx. In this event, foreign ministers of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras discuss the roots of this crisis and how their governments are responding.

Introduction: 

Andrew Selee
Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute

"Dangerous Passage: Central America In Crisis And the Exodus of Unaccompanied Minors": Cynthia J. Arnson Testifies Before the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Cynthia J. Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to discuss crisis in Central America and what's driving the exodus of unaccompanied minors.

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Senate Dirksen 419
Presiding: Senator Menendez

"Challenges at the Border: Examining and Addressing the Root Causes Behind the Rise in Apprehensions at the Southern Border": Eric Olson Testifies before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs on examining and addressing the root causes behind the rise in apprehensions at the southern border.

To watch the webcast go here. Olson's testimony is available for download below.

Homicide in El Salvador’s Municipalities: Spatial Clusters and the Causal Role of Neighborhood Effects, Population Pressures, Poverty, and Education

Matthew C. Ingram and Karise M. Curtis have joined together to use some innovative analytical tools to study homicides in El Salvador.  Their use of spatial cluster analysis of municipal level homicides provides and unique window into the role of geography, population pressures, poverty and education can play in depressing violence.  Their finding also suggest some important policy innovations that could contribute to reducing future homicides.

What Can Governments Do About Falling Birth Rates?

“We have a fairly unique moment in the history of the world,” said Steven Philip Kramer, a professor at National Defense University, at the Wilson Center on April 17. “There’s never been a time when people have voluntarily produced fewer children than is necessary for sustaining the population.”

War Crimes, Youth Activism & Memory in the Balkans

Past post-conflict justice processes in the Balkan region were comprised of a variety of protagonists, such as governments, international institutions, and civil society. Mechanisms to cope with mass atrocities committed during the conflict in the 1990s included international trials in The Hague, domestic trials in many of the former states of Yugoslavia, and several truth commission attempts. In recent years there has also been a rise in youth activism to confront war crimes. However, literature in transitional justice that addresses this phenomenon remains underdeveloped.

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