History Events

Book Launch: Pinstripe Patronage: Political Favoritism From the Clubhouse to the White House and Beyond

October 20, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Congress Project
Martin and Susan Tolchin update the question they first raised in a 1971 work, examining how a string of Supreme Court rulings has affected the time-honored practices of rewarding your friends and punishing your enemies.
Webcast

Cold War Legacies

October 18, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Melvyn P. Leffler, Wilson Center Fellow
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The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel's Bargain With the Bomb

October 07, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
Avner Cohen, Senior Fellow, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies; Morton Halperin, Senior Adviser, Open Society Institute, Samuel W. Lewis, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel; Bruce Riedel, Former Senior Director, National Security Council, Near East Affairs
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Secularism and Gender Equality

October 04, 2010 // 1:00am5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
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The Korean Workers' Party Third Conference: What Is It All About?

October 01, 2010 // 3:30pm5:00pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
On September 28, the ruling Korean Workers' Party (KWP) convened its Third Conference in Pyongyang. The political gathering was used as a platform to unveil a number of leadership changes, including the appointment of Kim Jong Il's third son, Kim Jong Eun, as a Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission.
Webcast

Book Discussion: The Secret History of MI6

October 01, 2010 // 12:00pm1:30pm
International Security Studies
Author Keith Jeffery, Professor of British History, Queen's University, Belfast; Sir John Scarlett, Former Director General, British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)
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Reflections on the Mau Mau and the End of Empire

September 27, 2010 // 4:00pm5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
Caroline Elkins, Harvard University
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Francois Mitterand and the Dilemmas of the Cold War

September 20, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Frederic Bozo, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center

Book Launch: The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam

September 16, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Middle East Program
The latitudinal tenth parallel — located 700 miles above the equator — constitutes a "faith-based fault line" between Islam and Christianity, said Eliza Griswold at the launch of her latest book.
Webcast

Why a Congress and Not a Parliament

September 13, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Donald A. Ritchie, U.S. Senate Historian

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