Washington History Seminar

A joint venture of the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the History and Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Washington History Seminar meets each week, January to May and September to December, on Monday afternoons at 4 o’clock at the Wilson Center. It aims to facilitate understanding of contemporary affairs in light of historical knowledge of all times and all places and from a variety of perspectives.

The Seminar thanks the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) and the George Washington University History Department for their support.

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Upcoming Seminars:

  • September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    For South Koreans, the twenty years from the early 1960s to late 1970s were the best and worst of times—a period of unprecedented eco­nomic growth and of political oppression that deepened as prosperity spread. In his latest book, Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: The Roots of Militarism, 1866-194...

  • October 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Nathan Stoltzfus on Hitler’s Compromises: Coercion and Consensus in Nazi Germany

  • October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez on The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973

  • October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    William Taubman on Gorbachev: His Life and Times

  • October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Sheila Myoshi Jager on The Other Great Game: The Opening of Korea and The Birth of Modern East Asia 


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