Society and Culture Events

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Reality Television and Arab Politics: Contention in Public Life

March 29, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Marwan Kraidy, Associate Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania and Former Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Book Discussion: Murder in the Name of Honor: The True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight Against an Unbelievable Crime

October 26, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Honor killings" claim the lives of 5,000 women every year. Murder in the Name of Honor breaks the silence surrounding this crime with personal stories, and describes the author's battle to change outdated laws and expose governments that turn a blind eye to the murder of women.
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Poverty, Inequality, and the "New Left" in Latin America

July 21, 2009 // 9:00am10:30am
Latin American Program
Economist Nora Lustig presented research done by the Wilson Center that examines trends in poverty reduction by left as well as non-left governments in Latin America.

Truman's Campaign of Truth and Canada's Cultural Cold War

May 06, 2009 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Canada Institute
A discussion hosted by the Canada Institute and the History and Public Policy Program focused on how the Cold War affected and shaped Canadian culture from 1945 to 1965. Frank Ninkovich and Paul Hjartarson offered compelling reasons to study culture as a means of diplomacy.
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Book Discussion: Sex and War: How Biology Explains War and Offers a Path to Peace

February 11, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"The ultimate weapon of mass destruction—and perhaps of economic destruction—is the testosterone molecule," quips Malcolm Potts at a discussion of his book, Sex and War.
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From Relief to Development: Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts

June 04, 2008 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Reframing GBV as a development issue will be central to encouraging large-scale programming focusing on prevention, experts say.
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Japan's Declining Population: Clearly a Problem, But What's the Solution?

April 24, 2008 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Four experts speak to the multidimensional nature of Japan's declining population.
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Land Tenure and Property Policies in East Africa

April 23, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Insecure land and property rights, and inequitable systems of land access and use have contributed to conflicts, and without reform, may become even more likely to trigger violence.

Book Launch: Uneasy Neighbo(u)rs: Canada, the USA and the Dynamics of State, Industry and Culture

December 17, 2007 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Canada Institute
Authors David T. Jones and David Kilgour discussed their book, which assesses the dynamics that led to the societal, institutional, and ideological differences between the United States and Canada.

Book Launch: Requiem or Revival? The Promise of North American Integration

November 05, 2007 // 8:30am10:30am
Canada Institute
In a book discussion, authors examined how the early promise of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has faded, while progress towards further integration on other pressing issues, including energy, security, and migration, remain unresolved.

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