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The Courts and Constitutional Democracy in America

This event is part of The American Bar Association's 2012 Leon Jaworski Public Program Series.

Since 2001, the American Bar Association Division for Public Education has conducted the Leon Jaworski public program series to commemorate Law Day. The Jaworski public programs have examined themes of law, politics, and culture and have operated on the premise that exploring fundamental legal identities and attributes help us better understand who we are as Americans.

The Courts and Constitutional Democracy in America Framing Questions

Language Makes History: Intersections of Language, Gender and Politics

The National Women’s History Museum and United States Studies of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are hosting a lecture in the series "The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Women’s History," with Dr. Robin Lakoff, author of the new book Language Makes History: Intersections of Language, Gender and Politics.

Please respond with acceptances only to swinston@nwhm.org

Book Launch: National Insecurities: Immigrants and U.S. Deportation Policy Since 1882

Former Wilson Center Fellow Deirdre Moloney will discuss her new book, National Insecurities: Immigrants and U.S. Deportation Policy Since 1882, at a Wilson Center book launch on Thursday, May 10. The event will take place in the Center’s 6th floor Moynihan Board Room from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Accounting for Culture in the Military: Implications for Future Humanitarian Cooperation

This one-day conference focuses on the U.S. military’s efforts to develop cultural expertise.

"Dorothea Lange: Life, Politics, and Work": A lecture by Dr. Linda Gordon

Please join us for the third lecture in  “The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Women’s History” lecture series, a joint venture between the The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) and the Woodrow Wilson Center. This series is aimed at promoting the need for a national museum to focus on women’s lives  over the course of United States history. Our goal is to cover diverse topics in women’s history, explore leading scholarship and address the question, “Why women’s history?”

"African American Women Refugees in the Civil War" A lecture by Dr. Thavolia Glymph

Please join us for the second lecture in  “The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Women’s History” lecture series, a joint venture between the
The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) and the Woodrow Wilson Center. This series is aimed at promoting the need for a national museum to focus on women’s lives  over the course of United States history. Our goal is to cover diverse topics in women’s history, explore leading scholarship and address the question, “Why women’s history?”

Changing Chinese Views of American Society

The United States and China figure centrally in each other’s international relations, economic policy, and commercial life. Many Chinese now travel to the US for business, tourism, or education, while others study American history and culture in their schools and universities or form their views of the US through the media and popular culture. In this forum, experts from one of China's most prestigious research institutes, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, will discuss Chinese views of American society, politics, and culture today.

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