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Book Launch--1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs – The Election That Changed the Country

May 12, 2004
The 1912 presidential contest was the first since the days of Jefferson and Hamilton in which the great question of America's exceptional destiny was debated. 1912 changed America. Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 12 from 4:00-6:00 p.m., author James Chace will discuss his new book on this remarkable turning point in American history. This event is open to the public.

Conference: Disaster Mitigation Roundtable

Mar 30, 2004
This roundtable discussion will explore the federal government's present role in mitigating natural disasters and will present ideas for what that role might become. This is a free public event but seats are limited and must be reserved. Please RSVP online.

Re-enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West

Mar 03, 2004
Author Jeffery Paine will describe the religion's fateful migration and the eccentric personalities that hastened its spread westward during this book launch. The event will be webcast on Wednesday, March 3, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (ET).

Confronting Cancer Now

Jan 05, 2004
The Wilson Center's Division of U.S. Studies along with Friends of Cancer Research convened this two-day conference in November that brought together leading oncologists, scientists, academics, pharaceutical company representatives, and senators to educate each other and discuss the potential for better diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer.

Confronting Cancer Now

Nov 14, 2003
Can we eliminate cancer by the year 2015? The nation's leading cancer researchers assembled at the Wilson Center to discuss the feasibility of this goal along with the opportunities and barriers in the world of cancer research.

Conference Brings Together Muslim Community and Scholars

Jun 24, 2003
The Center's Division of United States Studies brought together scholars and activists for an all-day conference to discuss the compatibility of Islam and pluralistic democracy, the development of Muslim civil society and political participation, and the effects of inter-group tensions on political integration.

Strum Wins Second Silver Gavel Award

Jun 17, 2003
Philippa Strum, director of the Center's U.S. Studies program, won her second American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award for her book Women in the Barracks: The VMI Case and Equal Rights. The Silver Gavel Awards recognize products in media and the arts that have been exemplary in fostering the American public's understanding of the law and the legal system.

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