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Report Release: "Organizations Working with Latina Immigrants: Resources and Strategies for Change"

Sara Manzano-Díaz, Director of the Women's Bureau, United States Department of Labor; Heidi Hartmann, President, Institute for Women's Policy Research; Patricia Foxen, Associate Director for Research, National Council of La Raza; Jane Henrici, study director, Institute for Women's Policy Research; Cynthia Hess, study director, Institute for Women's Policy Research; Barbara Gault, executive director and vice president, Institute for Women's Policy Research; Maricela Garcia, Director for Capacity-Building, NCLR; Lydia Guzman, President,

Book Launch -- <i>I've Got A Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad</i>

Karolyn Smardz Frost, Executive Director, Ontario Historical Society, Ontario, Canada, author; commentators E. Ethelbert Miller, Director, African American Resource Center, Howard University; Harvey Amani Whitfield, Assistant Professor of History, University of Vermont. Co-sponsored with the Wilson Center's Canada Institute and the African American Studies Department, University of Maryland, and the African American Resource Center, Howard University.


Political Transition in Afghanistan: The State, Islam and Civil Society (PDF)

ABSTRACT:With the adoption of a new constitution in January 2004 and elections slated for September 2004,Afghanistan stands at a critical turning point in its political development. This Special Report examines the challenges facing Afghanistan in its quest for democracy and stability. Ambassador Said Tayeb Jawad details the promulgation of the new constitution and other successes in Afghanistan’s political transition as well as hurdles such as security and demobilization.

Environment and Security in the Amazon Basin (No. 4)

Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 4: Environment and Security in the Amazon Basin

#102 Film Artisans and Film Industries in Latin America, 1956-1980

By Julianne Burton



The essay which follows, prelude to a larger historical, analytical, and interpretive project, attempts to lay the theoretical foundation for applying a contextual, process-oriented critical approach to a specific instance of oppositional cultural practice: 25 years of oppositional filmmaking in Latin America--the most sustained, concerted, and at the same time, varied effort in world film history to create a revolutionary cinema in all senses of the term.

#132 The Intellectual in Anguish: Modernist Form and Ideology in Land in Anguish and Memories of Underdevelopment

By Julianne Burton



This paper compares form, content, and context in two major Latin American feature films--Land in Anguish/Terra em Transe (Brazil, 1967) and Memories of Underdevelopment/Memorias del Subdesarrollo (Cuba, 1968)--placing particular emphasis on three sets of interrelationships: between these specific cinematic representations of the Latin American artist-intellectual; self-reflexivity of style and stance; and ideology as an historical and historicizing concept.

#2 The Spanish Diaspora: The Ending Unity of Hispanic Culture

By Jacques Lafaye

This Working Paper is an edited version of a colloquium presentation made in October 1977 by the author when he was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


#182 For an Anthropology of the Brazilian Tradition

By ​Roberto Da Matta