Category Archives: Politics

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“I lived the American dream, building a successful career as a journalist, but I was living a lie…I’m actually an undocumented immigrant,” said Jose Antonio Vargas to radio weekly Democracy Now! in a recent interview.  He has shared his experiences … Continue reading

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Why an Immigration Symposium?

Immigration reform is a topic of local, state, and national concern, but why would the Simpson Institute have particular interest in this topic?  The namesake of the Alan K. Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership was once at the … Continue reading

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International Connections at the American Heritage Center

On July 25th the US Ambassador to Tunisia, Jake Walles, attended a reception in his honor sponsored by UW’s International Programs and held in the AHC’s George Rentschler Room.  Prior to the formal start of the reception—indeed, delaying that start … Continue reading

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Majewski Lecture: Oilmen in the Beltway

We hope that you can join us on March 11th for Dr. Ellen Wald’s lecture!  Dr. Wald is the 2012 recipient of the Bernard Majewski research fellowship.  

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Wyoming Equality Day

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. and Wyoming Equality Day! Ronald Reagan signed a bill in 1983 that established Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a nationally observed holiday.  It was not until 1986 that it was first observed; 2000 was … Continue reading

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Majewski Fellow Ellen Wald to talk about “Oilmen in the Beltway: Fighting the Enemy with Business and Government”

Be there: the AHC at high noon on October 25th!  Majewski Fellow Ellen Wald will talk about “Oilmen in the Beltway: Fighting the Enemy with Business and Government.”

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Lester Calloway Hunt, Creator of Wyoming’s “Bucking Horse” Icon

The “bucking horse” appears on the plates of every vehicle licensed in the state of Wyoming, so you can’t have missed it.  But have you ever wondered where it came from?  Well, this long-lived and well-loved icon was the idea … Continue reading

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