Society and Culture Events

Book Discussion: The Orthodox Church and Russian Politics

November 14, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Irina Papkova will present the major findings of her recent book, "The Orthodox Church and Russian Politics," which was jointly published by Oxford University Press and the Woodrow Wilson Center press in April 2011. The book examines church-state relations in post-Soviet Russia, and questions popular assumptions about the close nature of the relationship between the Orthodox church and the Putin regime in particular.
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Why Latino/a History Matters to U.S. History: A lecture by Dr. Vicki Ruiz

October 18, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
United States Studies
Join US Studies and the National Women's History Museum on October 18 for the first lecture in "The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Women's History" series.
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Religion in the Social Transition of Contemporary China (Day 2)

October 14, 2011 // 9:00am12:30pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The rapid growth of religious activity in China, especially among Christians but including other religions as well, raises profound questions about the relationship of religion to government and its potential effects on the emerging social challenges facing China.
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Religion in the Social Transition of Contemporary China (Day 1)

October 13, 2011 // 9:30am5:00pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The rapid growth of religious activity in China, especially among Christians but including other religions as well, raises profound questions about the relationship of religion to government and its potential effects on the emerging social challenges facing China.
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Book Discussion: "American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation"

October 12, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
United States Studies
Join us for a book discussion of Michael Kazin's new book, which provides a "panoramic yet intimate portrait of the American left."

Book Discussion: Citizens in the Making in Post-Soviet States

October 11, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
The political outlook of young people in the countries of the former Soviet Union is crucial to their countries’ future political development. This is particularly relevant now as the first generation without firsthand experience of communism at first hand is approaching adulthood. Based on extensive original research and including new survey research amongst young people, this book examines young people’s political outlook in countries of the former Soviet Union; it compares and contrasts Russia, where authoritarianism has begun to reassert itself, and Ukraine, which experienced a democratic breakthrough in the aftermath of the Orange Revolution.

Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law

September 15, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Gender and Islam in Africa examines ways in which women in Africa are interpreting traditional Islamic concepts in order to empower themselves and their societies. African women, it argues, have promoted the ideals and practices of equality, human rights, and democracy within the framework of Islamic thought, challenging conventional conceptualizations of the religion as gender-constricted and patriarchal.
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Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World

July 13, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
In “Rock the Casbah,” Wright, an acclaimed foreign correspondent and television commentator, tells the personal stories behind the rejection of both autocrats and extremists in the Muslim world.
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The Civilizing Mission: How France Sees Its Role in the World

June 17, 2011 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Global Europe Program
New York Times correspondent Elaine Sciolino and retired foreign service officer Brinton Rowdybush discuss how the French view their role in global affairs.
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Latin America's Development and Social Agenda

June 15, 2011 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Latin American Program
On the occasion of the first meeting of the Latin American Program Advisory Board, Wendy Luers leads former Uruguayan President Dr. Tabaré Vázquez and other distinguished Board members in a discussion on the region.

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