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    Tribute to Chilean Poet Gonzalo Rojas A tribute to the life and work of Chilean poet Gonzalo Rojas: "A Hundred Years of a Lightning Bolt." Un tributo a la vida y obra del poeta Chileno Gonzalo Rojas: "Cien Años de un Relámpago." In English and Español.
    • Date: 2017-10-05
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    Chilean Poet Raúl Zurita Poet Raúl Zurita and his translator, Anna Deeny Morales gave a bilingual reading of Zurita's work, followed by a moderated discussion.
    • Date: 2016-02-11
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    Impunity, Human Rights & Democracy: Chile & Argentina 1990-2005 Thomas Wright highlights the unique, precedent-setting approach taken by Argentina and Chile to empower human rights advocates while prosecuting the perpetrators of crimes against humanity, whose rise to power during the 1970s and 1980s once appeared unstoppable.
    • Contributor: Wright , Thomas
    • Date: 2015-05-15
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    Which Chile, Allende? Henry Kissinger and the International Repercussions of the Portuguese Revolution 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...
    • Contributor: Del Pero, Mario
    • Date: 2007-12-12
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    Role of Time in a Writer's Life & Work: 2015 National Book Festival Four diverse authors from Chile and Mexico talk about how they deal with time in every sense of the word: in creating fictional characters, in shaping a plot, in making an argument, and in the actual writing of a book at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Héctor Tobar: 2015 National Book Festival Héctor Tobar discusses "Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle That Set Them Free" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Tobar , H&eacute - Ctor
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Yugoslav Socialism in Latin America: The Left-Wing Origins of Neoliberalism According to Johanna Bockman, neoliberal policies seek to expand the role of the free market and reduce the role of the state. As a result, analysts of neoliberalism have often assumed that these policies were transported from the United States through such groups as the "Chicago Boys" in Chile. However, socialist Yugoslavia sent experts around the world, spreading its anti-state and often pro-market worker...
    • Contributor: Bockman, Johanna
    • Date: 2009-06-04
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    Teatro de la Luna's 19th Poetry Marathon In this celebration of words, the only Spanish-language poetry marathon in the country, renowned Spanish-language poets were accompanied by audience members of all ages who recited, read or interpreted their own work or that of well-known authors. Participants included Medar Serrata (Dominican Republic), Veronica Zondek, Omar Lara (Chile), Gustavo Adolfo Garces (Colombia), Rafael Bordao (Cuba), Kary Cerda (Mexico), Vanessa Droz (Puerto Rico) and Maria...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2011-04-22
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    The Quest for the New in Latin American Culture: Fashion & Newspapers in the 19th Century Kluge Fellow Victor Goldgel-Carballo analyzes the impact that periodicals (new media) and fashion (defined as a pattern of cyclical renovation) had upon Argentine, Chilean, and Cuban culture during the first decades of that century, in order to trace the concept of the new.
    • Contributor: Goldgel-Carballo, Victor
    • Date: 2013-05-08
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    Machu Picchu: A Centennial Celebration This conference on Machu Picchu celebrates the centennial of its exposure to the outside world. Built in the mid-15th century at the height of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu in Peru is an architectural and historic marvel that was hidden for centuries. Located on a ridge in the high Andes at 7,970 feet above sea level, it is one of the Seven Wonders of...
    • Date: 2011-06-29
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    Frontera Sin Frontera A panel of experts discusses the poetry traditions of the United States and Mexico and the literary exchanges between the two countries, shedding light on the historical, political and cultural heritages of both nations.
    • Date: 2011-10-04
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    Early Modern Globalization Through a Jesuit Prism José Casanova argues that the Jesuits were the first corporate group in history to think and to act globally. In the early modern era, Jesuits functioned as pioneer globalizers, making substantial contributions to the growth of connectivity and global consciousness around the world. This lecture examined the external and internal opportunity structures which made it possible for a Catholic missionary and teaching order such...
    • Contributor: Casanova, Jos&eacute
    • Date: 2017-05-25
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    Life of a Poet: Dawn Lundy Martin An in-depth discussion with poet Dawn Lundy Martin, covering her entire career and the major events that have shaped her work.
    • Date: 2017-10-23
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    Preservation Roadmaps: Transitioning to a Digital Future This symposium brought together senior managers from the National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, National Park Service, the Library of Congress, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and various foundations to provide their perspectives on the preservation needs, priorities, and challenges in managing the core collections of the federal government in the 21st century, as well as on opportunities for collaborative solutions and possibilities for...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2011-10-20
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    Expedition to the Equator: A Scientific Adventure Story Ricardo V. Luna holds a conversation with Larrie D. Ferreiro, whose latest book describes an 18th-century scientific expedition to the equator to determine the true shape of the Earth. Ferreiro's new book tells the story of a 10-year scientific expedition to the equator to resolve the mystery surrounding the shape of the Earth. It was known that the Earth was not a perfect sphere,...
    • Date: 2011-10-25
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    Addressing the Worldwide Cybersecurity Challenge J.P. Auffret discussed the challenges inherent in cybersecurity. Technological advances including mobile, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence bring great opportunity, new services and increased access, but there are often corresponding risks to critical infrastructure. The lecture reviewed what countries, private sector and NGOs are doing with policy and practice to address cybersecurity risk. In addition, the talk investigated the foreign...
    • Contributor: Auffret, J. P.
    • Date: 2017-11-14
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    Human Environment Challenges, Domestic and International In his talk, Barry Hill defined "human environment challenges," and discussed the relationship between the rule of law and government enforcement of protective environmental laws to address these challenges. He spoke about one of the most pressing human environment challenges: the availability of clean water both in U.S. territories and internationally. He stressed the importance of measuring governmental performance through appropriate performance measures, using...
    • Contributor: Hill, Barry
    • Date: 2009-04-27
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    El Maratón De Poesia Del Teatro de La Luna El Maratón De Poesia Del Teatro de La Luna is the only Spanish-language poetry marathon in the country gathering poets together from Latin America. This event is hosted on a yearly basis by the Teatro de la Luna in Arlington, Va., and at the Library of Congress. The poets featured in the 21st marathon included Jorge Miguel Cocom Pech (Mexico), José Eduardo Degrazia (Brazil),...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2013-06-07
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    Perspectives on Islamic Law Reform In recognition of Human Rights Day, a panel of distinguished Islamic scholars discussed Islamic law reform.
    • Date: 2015-12-08
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    Making Space for Indigenous Law Carrie N. Lyons moderated a conversation with Leo Crippa and Armstrong Wiggins about respectful representation of indigenous peoples.
    • Date: 2017-11-28
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    Asian-American Poetry Today Japanese-American poet Garrett Hongo reads his work followed by a moderated discussion.
    • Contributor: Hongo, Garrett
    • Date: 2012-04-13
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    Pablo Neruda in Translation Forrest Gander read from his new book "Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda Poems" and participated in a discussion with Marjorie Agosin.
    • Date: 2017-02-14
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    Human Rights Day Panel 2011: Women's Rights and Opportunities A group of distinguished speakers discussed the rights and opportunities of women in honor of International Human Rights Day.
    • Date: 2011-12-09
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    2012 Americas Award for Children & Young Adult Literature Ceremony Authors Monica Brown, Margarita Engle and illustrator Julie Paschkis receive the Americas Award for Children and Young Adult Literature during a special presentation.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-10-12
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    Latino Poetry: Pivotal Voices, Era of Transition Poet and critic Rigoberto Gonzalez delivers a lecture on Latino poetry and some of its most influential poets.
    • Contributor: Gonzalez, Rigoberto
    • Date: 2014-04-10