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    Discussion on U.S.-Canada Relations

    The U.S. and Canadian ambassadors spoke about relations between the two countries during a virtual discussion hosted by the Wilson Center. They addressed the ongoing response to the…

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    Trade Ministers Discuss U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

    U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and other officials discussed the one-year anniversary of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which went into effect on July 1, 2020. Other speakers…

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    The Ever-Changing Past

    James Banner is the author of The Ever-Changing Past: Why All History is Revisionist History. He explained in this conversation that history has been continuously reinterpreted since the…

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    Diplomats Discuss the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Foreign diplomats and State Department officials discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a virtual event hosted by the Wilson Center. They assessed the current ceasefire agreement…

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    Immigration Law and the First Amendment

    In her book Threat of Dissent: A History of Ideological Exclusion & Deportation in the United States, lawyer and historian Julia Rose Kraut examined the use of deportation to suppress free…

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    Secrecy and U.S. Nuclear Weapons

    Since the development of the atomic bomb, the U.S. government has maintained a containment policy on any information regarding nuclear weapons. A panel of scholars discussed the history of…

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    Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, First Man in Space

    On April 12, 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, securing a victory for the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. A panel of scholars discussed the legacy of Mr.…

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    1916-17 World War I Peace Talks

    Philip Zelikow talked about his book, The Road Less Traveled: The Secret Battle to End the Great War, 1916-1917. It examines a five-month period during which the United States, the United…

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    U.S. Military Relationship with the Philippines

    Filipinos have fought alongside U.S. troops since the occupation of the Philippines in 1898. Christopher Capozzola gave the history of this partnership and described the importance of a Pacific…

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    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Global COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair discussed global COVID-19 vaccination efforts at a virtual Wilson Center event. He was joined by former U.S. Agency for International Development…

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    Korean War and the Cold War

    Samuel Wells talked about the Korean War’s impact on U.S. and Soviet Union defense policies. Mr. Wells is a Cold War Fellow at The Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., which hosted this event. He’s also…

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    Korean War Interrogation Rooms

    Monica Kim, author of The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold Story, explained the controversial tactics used by the U.S. and its allies during the war. The Wilson Center and…

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    James Baker and the End of the Cold War

    Diana Villiers Negroponte talked about her book, Master Negotiator: The Role of James A. Baker, III at the End of the Cold War, which looks at how Baker - as secretary of state - worked to create what…

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    U.S. Supply Chain Vulnerabilities

    Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI) participated in a discussion on supply chain vulnerability hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center. Representative Gallagher spoke about the importance of…

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    Representative John Katko on Homeland Security

    House Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member John Katko (R-NY) spoke about the evolution of the Homeland Security Department with Woodrow Wilson Center President Emerita and former…

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    Hawaiian Statehood and U.S. Cold War Image Abroad

    The Territory of Hawaii became the 50th state in August 1959. In her book Gateway State, Sarah Miller-Davenport explains the role Hawaii -- with its Asian-majority population -- played in…

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    Where Great Powers Meet

    David Shambaugh, professor of Asian studies at George Washington University, talked about the power struggle between the U.S. and China in Southeast Asia. This virtual event was hosted by…

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    Reagan, Moscow and the 1980s Cold War

    Duke University History and Public Policy Professor Simon Miles participated in a discussion of his book, Engaging the Evil Empire: Washington, Moscow, and the Beginning of the End of the…

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    Our Bodies, Their Battlefields

    British foreign correspondent Christina Lamb looked at the experiences of women during wartime and the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. This virtual event was hosted by the Wilson…

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    State of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

    The Wilson Center hosted a virtual discussion on the state of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), which is made up of 57 European and North American states and was…

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