Washington History Seminars: 2011

January

Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves: January 24, 2011

    Sheldon Garon, Dodge Professor of History and East Asian Studies in the Department of History at Princeton University

Unfinished Business: Archives After Conflict in Guatemala, Sierra Leone, and South Africa: January 31, 2011

    Trudy H. Peterson, Consulting Archivist, Wilson Center
February

Territory, Statehood, and Sovereignty: From Westphalia to Globalization: February 7, 2011

    Charles S. Maier, Wilson Center distinguished scholar and the Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History at Harvard University

Churchill’s Cold War Revisited: February 14, 2011

    Klaus Larres, Public Policy Scholar Richard M Krasno Distinguished Professor in History and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill
March

Rethinking the History of the French Welfare State: March 7, 2011

    Katherine A. Lynch, Professor of History, Carnegie Mellon University

The “Good Occupation”: Military Government in the American Imagination: March 14, 2011

    Susan Carruthers, Fellow Professor of History, Rutgers University

The Russian Imperial Legacy: March 21, 2011

    Gabriel Gorodetsky, Short-Term Grant Director, Cummings Center for Russian Studies, Tel Aviv University

Kissinger’s Realpolitik and American Exceptionalism: March 28, 2011

    Thomas Schwartz, Public Policy Scholar, Professor of History, Vanderbilt University
April

American Biography After the Cold War: April 4, 2011

    Alice Kessler-Harris, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History, School for International Affairs, Columbia University

Civil Military Relations: April 11, 2011

    Richard H. Kohn, Professor of History and Peace, War, and Defense, Department of History, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

America’s International Civil War: April 25, 2011

    Don H. Doyle, Public Policy Scholar, McCausland Professor of History; Director, ARENA, Association for Research on Ethnicity and Nationalism in the Americas, University of South Carolina
May

South Africa and the End of Apartheid: May 2, 2011

    Paul S. Landau, Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland
September

Iran in 1953 and the Uses of Middle East History: September 12, 2011

    Stephen Kinzer, Professor of International Relations, Boston University

“Rogue States” and the US: September 19, 2011

    Robert S. Litwack, Vice President for Scholars and Academic Relations and Director, International Security Studies

Dag Hammarskjold: His Critics and the United Nations in 1956: September 26, 2011

    Wm. Roger Louis, Kerr Professor at the University of Texas at Austin
October

Why We Botch the End of Wars: October 3, 2011

    Gideon Rose, Editor of Foreign Affairs and member of the Council on Foreign Relations

The Contested Legacy of the Berlin Wall, October 17, 2011

    Hope M. Harrison, Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center and Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at the George Washington University

Statelessness in 20th Century America: October 24, 2011

    Linda K. Kerber, May Brodbeck Professor of History at the University of Iowa

Missed Opportunities for Peace: The US, Jordan, and the 1967 Arab-Israeli War: October 31, 2011

    Nigel J. Ashton, Professor and Chair of the International History Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science
November

Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the South: November 7, 2011 (Podcast)

    Gavin Wright, William Robertson Coe Professor of American Economic History at Stanford University

Reassessing Walter Lippmann: November 14, 2011

    Ronald Steel, Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California

Black Leaders and Leadership: November 21, 2011

    Phyllis Leffler, Director of the Institute for Public History and Professor at the University of Virginia
December

American Exceptionalism: A Global Perspective: December 5, 2011

    Thomas Bender, Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History at New York University
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