Washington History Seminar Fall 2017 Schedule



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

September 4                Labor Day

September 8                O.A. Westad on The Cold War: A World History

September 11              W.R. Louis Lecture:  Jeremi Suri on The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office

September 18              Melissa Stockdale on Mobilizing the Russian Nation: Patriotism and Citizenship in the First World War

September 25              Carter Eckert on Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: The Roots of Militarism, 1866-1945

October 2                    Nathan Stoltzfus on Hitler’s Compromises: Coercion and Consensus in Nazi Germany

October 9                    Columbus Day

October 16                  Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez on The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973

October 23                  William Taubman on Gorbachev: His Life and Times

October 30                  Sheila Myoshi Jager on The Other Great Game: The Opening of Korea and The Birth of Modern East Asia, 1876-1905

November 6                Krishan Kumar on Visions of Empire: How Five Imperial Regimes Shaped the World

November 13              Jeffrey Engel on When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War

November 17             Julia Thomas and John McNeill on Historians and the Anthropocene
Please note this talk will take place at 2:30pm.

November 20              Thanksgiving Week

November 27              Kathleen E. Smith on Moscow 1956: The Silenced Spring

December 4                 Meredith Hindley on Destination Casablanca: Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in WWII

December 11               Sarah Binder and Mark Spindel The Myth of Independence: How Congress Governs the Federal Reserve

Rosh Hashanah 2017 will start the evening of Wednesday, September 20 and will end the evening of Friday, September 22.  Yom Kippur 2017 will start the evening of Friday, September 29 and will end the evening of Saturday, September 30.

All seminars take place on Mondays at 4:00 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Boardroom
Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Metro Stop