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.

Upcoming Seminars:

  • April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Amitav Ghosh on The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable Click here for more information.  Please note that a special installment of the WHS will take place on Tuesday, April 25th at 4pm.  Amitav Ghosh will speak on his book The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkabl...

  • May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Alice Kaplan (Yale University) on Looking for a Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic...

  • May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Gregg Brazinsky (George Washington University) on Winning the Third World:  Sino American Competition during the Cold War...

  • May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Jason Parker (Texas A&M) on Hearts, Minds, Voice: U.S. Cold War Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World...


For the Spring 2017 schedule, click here.

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