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2007 Events & News

JANUARY

January 11, 2007
Lecture: Marianne Kamp, Kluge Fellow, discusses her book New woman in Uzbekistan, at 12:00 in LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building. [Press Release]

January 25, 2007
Michael Brose, Kluge Fellow, "What's in a name?: Foreigners in Ming dynasty China at 12:00 in LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building. [More Information]

FEBRUARY

February 13, 2007
Charles Kupchan Named Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar [More Information]

February 21, 2007
Pamela Geller, Kislak Fellow, "Ancient Bodies: A Humanistic Bioarchaeology of the Pre-Columbian Maya" at 12:00 P.M. in LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building [More Information]

February 22, 2007
Krzysztof Jaskulowski, Kluge Fellow, on Western and Eastern ideas of nationalism at 12 in 119, Thomas Jefferson Building [More Information]

February 27, 2007
Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III To Give Kissinger Lecture, Feb. 27 [More Information | Webcast]

MARCH

March 6, 2007
John Hope Franklin, Winner of 2006 Kluge Prize, to Lecture at Library of Congress [More Information]
Webcast

March 7, 2007
Maurice Jackson on Anthony Benezet: The founding father of Atlantic emancipation. [More Information]

March 19, 2007
Oxford University Professor Raymond Dwek Appointed To Chair of Technology and Society [More Information]

March 22, 2007
Gerhard Casper To Discuss "Caesarism in Democratic Politics" [More Information] [ View Webcast ]

APRIL

April 24
Lecture: "China rediscovers its own history," Yu Ying-shih, 9:30 A.M. in LJ-119 [More Information ] [View Webcast]

April 25
Lecture: "NAACP: Writing a history" Patricia Sullivan, at 12:00 Noon in LJ-119

April 26
Lecture: "China’s return to tradition: How to interpret the new forces emerging in China" Yu Ying-shih, 3:00 P.M. in LJ-119 [More Information ] [View Webcast]

MAY

May 10
Symposium: "Combating HIV and Hepatitis B" 9:00 A.M. in LJ-119
[More Information] [Program] [View Webcast]

May 17
Book Talk: Paul Wilson on V. Havel’s, "To the Castle and back," at 12:00 in LJ-119
[More Information]
Webcast

May 24
Symposium: "Commercializing University Research - Threats and Opportunities - The Oxford University Model," at 2:00 pm in LJ-119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building [More Information] [View Webcast]

May 30
Lecture: James Sanders, Kluge Fellow, "The Vanguard of the Atlantic World: Contesting Modernity in Nineteenth-century Latin America," at 12:00 noon in LJ-119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building.
[More Information]

May 31
2007-08 Class of Kluge Fellows Selected [More Information]

JUNE

June 7
Lecture: Shigemi Inaga, Chair of Modern Culture, "Modern Japanese Arts and Crafts in Kyoto: From Asai Chu to Yagi Kazuo" at 4 p.m. Room 119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building
[More Information]
Webcast

June 3-17
American Cities Research Institute [Schedule]

June 13
Lecture: "Creating Adam and Eve: Body, soul and gender in sixteenth-century Germany," Kathleen Crowther-Heyck, at 12:00 in LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building [More Information]

June 14
Lecture: "Ruin and Restoration: An Eyewitness Frames the Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864)," Tobie Meyer-Fong, at 12:00 in LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building [More Information]

June 19
Visiting Scholar Jenna Weissman Joselit To Study Ten Commandments in American Culture [More Information] [Webcast]

June 26
Lecture: "Kim Jong-il and North Korean Films," Suk-Young Kim, at 12:00 noon in LJ-119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building. [More Information]

June 27
Lecture: "For the eyes of the Dear Leader: Fashion and body politics in North Korean Visual Arts," Suk-Young Kim, at 12:00 in LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building [More Information]

June 28
Lecture: Cecelia Tichi, "Justice, not pity: Julia Lathrop, First Chief of the U. S. Children's Bureau," at 4:00 P.M. in LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building [More Information] [Webcast]

JULY

July 2
Kay Kaufman Shelemay Appointed To Chair of Modern Culture [More Information]

July 9 - August 3
International Research Seminars on Decolonization
[More Information (external link)]

July 10
The End of European Colonial Empires To Be Discussed by William Roger Louis [More Information] [Webcast]

July 25
Crawford Young To Speak on the African Colonial State [More Information] - [Webcast]

July 26
Origins of Life and Universe Discussed by Nobel Scientists John Mather and Craig Mello
[Press Release ] - [Webcast]

SEPTEMBER

September 6
Kay Kaufman Shelemay: "Music in the Ethiopian American Diaspora: A Preliminary Overview" will be presented at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, in Room 119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. [More Information]

September 20
Charles A. Kupchan To Discuss U.S. Foreign Policy and the Collapse of Bipartisanship [More Information]
Webcast

OCTOBER

October 1, 2007
Congressman Major Owens and Distinguished Panel To Discuss "A New Challenge to Black Congressional Caucus" [More Information]

October 11
Holy Moses! A Cultural History of the Ten Commandments" To Be Presented by Jenna Weissman Joselit [More Information]

October 18
Lecture: "What seemed to be or not to be a 1528 letter of Bartolomé de las Casas to Charles V: an historiographical opinion about the Parecer," David Orique, Kislak Fellow, at 12:00 in LJ-119. Thomas Jefferson Building [More Information]

NOVEMBER

November 15
Writers From Iowa's International Writing Program Will Read Their Works [More Information - View Webcast]

November 29 at 4:00pm
Lecture: "Containing Runaway Fear in Foreign Policy: Recovering Our National Identity," by William F. May, holder of the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in American History and Ethics, at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. The lecture starts at 4:00pm, Thursday, November 29, in Room 119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington D.C. [More information - View Webcast]

DECEMBER

December 5 at 12:00 noon
Lecture: "A Money Doctor from Japan: Megata Tanetaro in Korea, 1904-1907," Michael Schiltz, Kluge Fellow, at 12:00 in the Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building [ More information ]

December 12
Lecture, "Which Chile, Allende? Henry Kissinger and the International Repercussions of the Portuguese Revolution,” Mario del Pero, Kluge Fellow, at 12:00 in the Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building [ More information ]

The Portuguese revolution of 1974 lead to the downfall of one the last authoritarian regimes in Western Europe and opened a chaotic transition in Portugal. The international repercussions of the revolution were particularly relevant in Southern Europe, where other rightist regimes were about to collapse and where the Italian Communist party aimed at re-entering the national government. The U.S. and its main Western European allies clashed repeatedly over the correct course of action in Portugal, its influence on events elsewhere and the risk of a "Chilean-solution" of the Portuguese crisis.

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