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J.D. Vance: Hillbilly Elegy and After

Join J.D. Vance as he discusses Hillbilly Elegy, the national best-seller which grew from personal memoir into a story with national resonance, his experience in writing the book, and its effect on his career and his life. The ticket price includes a pre-signed copy of the new paperback edition of Hillbilly Elegy.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Mapping the Middle East

Ralph Nurnberger, a former professor of international relations at Georgetown University, reviews how shifting national boundaries within the Arab-Israeli world have reflected—and directly influenced—the region’s political and cultural histories.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Dwight D. Eisenhower: Perspectives on a Presidency

From 1953 to 1961 no one dominated the world stage as did President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Learn about Eisenhower’s enormous influence on modern America, the Cold War, and his extraordinary accomplishments, including ending the Korean War, avoiding a war in Vietnam, and soothing relations with the Soviet Union after Stalin’s death.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
The Bill of Rights: A User’s Guide

Constitutional scholar and journalist Linda R. Monk offers an overview of the 10 amendments that have shaped American democracy for more than 200 years, and tells stories of the ordinary people whose life experiences made the Bill of Rights come alive.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
U.S.–China Relations: Looking Ahead

A panel moderated by Robert Daly, director of the Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, examines a relationship between nations that has transitioned from an era of engagement to one of mutual suspicion and testing as they vie to shape global practices to suit contrasting social and political systems.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Germany’s Path From Despotism to Democracy

Historian Charles Ingrao traces the influences and leaders that shaped Germany’s governmental evolution from the 18th century, in which authoritarianism co-existed with Enlightenment-era values, through the dictatorships and totalitarianism that gave way to today’s model democracy.

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.