Events

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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
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.
American Dreamers
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Book Discussion: "American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation"

October 12, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Join us for a book discussion of Michael Kazin's new book, which provides a "panoramic yet intimate portrait of the American left."
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Informal Settlements in the U.S.: Sharing Lessons Learned at Home and Abroad

October 07, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
In the United States today, there are people living in informal settlements without access to basic shelter, electricity, water, and sanitation. In recognition of World Habitat Day, please join us for a discussion on informal housing settlements in the United States and abroad.

On the Docket: The Legal and Media Worlds Look at the Supreme Court 2011 Term

September 19, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Panelists will discuss the upcoming Supreme Court term and how the modern media covers our nation’s highest court.
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Book Discussion: Reckless Endangerment

July 27, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
NYT reporter Gretchen Morgenson and financial analyst Joshua Rosner, authors of the best-seller "Reckless Endangerment," dig into the home mortgage crisis.
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Book Discussion: Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Recreate Race in the Twenty-First Century

July 22, 2011 // 11:30am1:30pm
Just over a decade ago, the Human Genome Project decisively proved that there is no genetic basis for racial classifications. Yet with the emergence of new reproductive technologies, genetic ancestry testing, and race‐specific drugs, the second decade of the twenty‐first century is seeing a resurgence of scientifically‐justified racial discrimination. In her new book, legal scholar Dorothy Roberts argues that for the first time in decades science, politics, and race are working hand‐in‐hand, with the result that America has not, in fact, become the “post‐racial society” that so many envision. Join us on July 22 for a stimulating discussion of this alarming new trend.
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Sexual Harassment at Work: Can Legal Remedies Change Employer Practices?

July 19, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
How have legal tools been used to address workplace sexual harassment?
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Immigrants in the United States: How Well Are They Integrating into Society?

June 14, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Co-sponsored by the Comparative Urban Studies Project and the Mexico Institute, this event addressed the question of immigrant integration across a variety of economic, social and political indicators.
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Cold War on the Home Front: The Soft Power of Midcentury Design

May 18, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Greg Castillo, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley will discuss his latest book, an in-depth history of how domestic goods and environments were exploited on both sides of the Iron Curtain to promote either capitalism or socialism.
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Report Release: "Expanding Opportunities in the Global Marketplace"

May 16, 2011 // 11:00am1:30pm
On May 16, United States Studies, in cooperation with the No Limits Foundationa and the International Labour Organization (ILO) offered a first look at the ILO’s comprehensive new report on global discrimination, "Equality at Work: The Continuing Challenge".

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