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Decolonization Seminar

July 8th, 2014

9th International Seminar on Decolonization: Upcoming Public Lectures

The National History Center is pleased to announce two public lectures held in conjunction with the Ninth International Seminar on Decolonization. • Wednesday, July 16 at 4 p.m.: “Spies, Allies, and Murder? The Ominous Origins of the 1968 Tet Offensive in Hanoi’s Postcolonial War,” with Professor Lien-Hang Nguyen. • Tuesday, July 22 at 4 p.m.: “Decolonization and […]

Center News, Congressional Briefings

May 27th, 2014

June 9: Congressional Briefing on Legislative Branch Oversight of Intelligence Activities

The National History Center of the American Historical Association will be presenting a Congressional briefing on the history of Congress’s relationship with the intelligence community.  The briefing will be held on June 9, 2014, at 10:00 a a.m. in Room 121 of the Cannon House Office Building.  Professors Laura Donohue of Georgetown Law School and […]

Congressional Briefings

May 13th, 2014

May 19: FDR, the Jews, and the Holocaust: Resolving the Controversy

Nearly seventy-five years after World War II, scholars hotly despite whether FDR was a hero of the Jews or a bystander or worse to the Nazi’s persecution and slaughter of Jews. In this talk Lichtman will draw upon the findings of his prize-winning book, FDR and the Jews (co-authored with Richard Breitman), to resolve the […]

Washington History Seminar

May 6th, 2014

May 12: Thomas Sugrue on “Bankrupt: Detroit and the Future of Urban America”

Detroit is the largest American municipality to have declared bankruptcy. Leading urban historian Thomas Sugrue examines the roots of the city’s fiscal crisis, its implications for urban finance, pensions, and the future of American cities, and examines the opportunities and obstacles that Detroit faces in its efforts to restructure its local government, redevelop its downtown […]

Center News, Congressional Briefings, History News, Public Events

May 1st, 2014

June 9: Congressional Briefing on Intelligence

The National History Center of the American Historical Association will be presenting a Congressional briefing on the history of Congress’s relationship with the intelligence community.  The briefing will be held on June 9, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 121 of the Cannon House Office Building.  Professors Laura Donohue of Georgetown Law School and Mark […]