April 24, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Every year over 200 million peasants flock to China’s urban centers, providing a profusion of cheap labor that helps fuel the country’s staggering economic growth. Award-winning journalist Michelle Dammon Loyalka follows the trials and triumphs of eight such migrants,offering an inside look at the pain, self-sacrifice, and uncertainty underlying China’s dramatic national transformation.
April 24, 2012 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), both first term Senators, discussed key components of the Start-up Act, which they have authored and introduced. The two Senators oulined why we need to keep talented people in the United States, especially in STEM fields and how the government can best serve entrepreneurs through regulations, taxes, and encouraging talent.
April 06, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Spotlighting Latino migrants in the South, Living “Illegal” humanizes an issue too frequently distorted by media oversimplification. Both journalistic narrative and policy white paper, the book suggests constructive ways to transcend the legal-vs.-illegal shouting match.
March 14, 2012 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Global Europe Program
Ahmet Yükleyen demonstrates how Islam and Europe have shaped one another and challenges the idea that Islamic beliefs are inherently antithetical to European secular, democratic, and pluralist values. Through comparing five different forms of religious communities among Muslim immigrants in the Netherlands and Germany, Yükleyen’s rich ethnography shows that there is no single form of assimilated and privatized "European Islam" but rather Islamic communities and their interpretations and practices that localize Islam in Europe.
January 25, 2012 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
While African nations and the donor community struggle to mitigate famine in the Horn of Africa, fears are growing that drought in the Sahel will trigger a similar food crisis in West Africa by the spring of 2012.
January 20, 2012 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and the Hispanic Division, Library of Congress hosted the launch of two new books, Mexico: What Everyone Needs to Know, and Mexican Political Biographies, 1935-2009, by Roderic Camp.
December 09, 2011 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Middle East Program
Kaufman’s study builds on previously explored interactions among the homeland, diasporas, and the host country by highlighting the actual and potential links among both Arab and Jewish communities specifically in Latin America and their relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
November 17, 2011 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
“Between Marketization and Social Protection: Ambivalences of Feminism in the Context of Capitalist Crisis”
October 20, 2011 // 6:00pm — 7:30pm
United States Studies
A lecture by Nancy Fraser, one of the leading political philosophers and feminist theorists practicing today.
October 07, 2011 // 9:00am — 10:30am
On October 7th, the Mexico Institute hosted a discussion on organized crime groups in Mexico and how they have diversified their activities to include human smuggling along the US-Mexico border.