New Books Discussion: American Race Relations in Transnational Perspective

April 23, 2010 // 2:00pm4:00pm
James Miller, Professor of English and American Studies, George Washington University, and Author, Remembering Scottsboro: The Legacy of an Infamous Trial; Susan Pennybacker, Professor of European History, Trinity College, and Author, From Scottsboro to Munich: Race and Political Culture in 1930s Britain; Andrew Zimmerman, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University, and Author, Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South

Book Discussion: The Other Alliance: Student Protest in West Germany and the United States in the Global Sixties

April 21, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Author Martin Klimke, Research Fellow, German Historical Institute; Michael Kazin, Professor of History, Georgetown University; Jeremy Varon, Associate Professor of History, The New School for Social Research

Book Launch: Mendez V. Westminster: School Desegregation and Mexican-American Rights

April 19, 2010 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Author: Philippa Strum, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Commentators: Cornelia Pillard, Professor of Law, Georgetown University; Delia Pompa, Vice President for Education, National Council of La Raza; Thomas Saenz, President and General Counsel, Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund

New Book Discussion: The Selected Letters of Florence Kelley, 1869-1931

April 07, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Editor Kathryn Kish Sklar, Distinguished Professor of History, SUNY, Binghamton; Editor Beverly Wilson Palmer, Research Associate, Pomona College; Sally Greenberg, Executive Director, National Consumer's League; Dorothy Ross, Professor Emerita of History, Johns Hopkins University, Kirsten Downey, author and journalist, commentators. Introduction by Sara Manzano-Diaz, Director of the Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor

Immigration Reform's Hidden Challenge: Who Is Going to Care for the Baby Boomers?

April 06, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
As baby boomers start to hit retirement, two-thirds of the states report shortages of certified nursing assistants and 60 percent lack home health aides. Increasingly, health care workers are being recruited from outside the U.S. but run into the barrier of U.S. immigration policy. Leading experts discussed the challenge and potential solutions.

Lecture: "Respect: Nourishing Goodness in Education"

March 25, 2010 // 5:00pm7:00pm
Lecturer Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Emily Hargroves Fisher Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Commentator James Forman, Jr., Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center

"Keep on Saving": How Other Nations Forged Cultures of Thrift When America Didn't

March 16, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Sheldon Garon, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Dodge Professor of History and East Asian Studies, Princeton University

Haiti's Long Road Ahead

March 05, 2010 // 11:00am12:15pm
How can organizations help Haiti meet the challenges of post- earthquake recovery and long-term development? Three experts on Haiti discuss the state of the country after the earthquake.

The Great American Mission: Modernization and the Construction of an American World Order

March 04, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
David Ekbladh, Assistant Professor of History, Tufts University, and Research Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; John W. Sewell Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Rethinking Human Trafficking

March 01, 2010 // 7:00am2:45pm
Denise Brennan, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center and Associate Professor, Anthropology, Georgetown University; Elizabeth Bernstein, Assistant Professor, Women's Studies and Sociology, Barnard College; Florrie Burke, Consultant, Freedom Network USA; Peter Kwong, Professor, Asian American Studies and Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College; Professor, Sociology, Graduate Center of the City University of New York; Moderator: Sonya Michel, Director, United States Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center; Pardis Mahdavi, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center and Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Pomona College; Laura Agustín, Independent Scholar, London, United Kingdom; Rhacel Parreñas, Professor, American Civilization and Sociology, Brown University; Dina Haynes, Associate Professor of Law, New England School of Law; Moderator: Denise Brennan, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center and Associate Professor, Anthropology, Georgetown University; Carole S. Vance, Associate Clinical Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health and Department of Anthropology, Columbia University; Sealing Cheng, Assistant Professor, Women's Studies, Wellesley College; Nicole Constable, Professor, Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh; Noy Thrupkaew, Fellow, Open Society Institute; Moderator: Pardis Mahdavi, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center and Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Pomona College