Washington History Seminars: 2013

January

Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation: January 28, 2013

    Eric Foner, Professor of History at Columbia University
February

Origins of the Cold War: February 4, 2013

    Michael Dobbs, Former Washington Post reporter and author of One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War
March

A Muslim Weimar?: March 4, 2013

    Charles King, Professor of International Affairs and Government, Georgetown University, and former Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Research Scholar, Kennan Institute

The End of Historical Enterprise: March 11, 2013

    Robert Townsend, Deputy Director of the American Historical Association

Stalin’s Decision for War in Korea: March 18,2013

    Samuel Wells, Former Associate Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center and Former Director of the West European Studies Program
April

Weatherman Underground Terrorism: April 1, 2013

    Arthur Eckstein, Professor of History and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland College Park

Historical Perspective on the Arab Spring: April 8, 2013

    Roger Owen, Professor of Middle Eastern History at Harvard University

Inside British Foreign Policy: April 15, 2013

    Gill Bennett, Chief Historian of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1995-2005; Senior Editor of the postwar official history of British foreign policy, Documents on British Policy Overseas

Bureaucracy, Citizenship and Remembrance in Wartime Iraq: April 22, 2013

    Dina Rizk Khoury, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at the George Washington University
May

Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama :May 6, 2013

    Rachel L. Swarns, Correspondent at The New York Times

Lincoln and Emancipation: International Reactions: May 13, 2013

    Richard J. Carwardine, Professor of American History at Oxford University

German Unification Twenty-Five Years Later: May 20, 2013

    Konrad H. Jarausch, Senior Fellow, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung
September

General de Gaulle and the Cold War: September 9, 2013

    Garret Martin, Professional Lecturer at American University

Investing Indebtedness: World History and Impoverishment in Africa: September 16, 2013

    Joseph C. Miller, T. Cary Johnson Professor at the University of Virginia

Latin America Encounters Nelson Rockefeller: September 30, 2013

    Ernesto Capello, Associate Professor of History at Macalester Colleges
October

Malaria, Yellow Fever, and Independence: October 7, 2013

    John McNeill, Professor of History at Georgetown University

The Family Jewels Then and Now: October 28, 2013

    John Prados, Senior Fellow and Project Director, National Security Archive, The George Washington University.
November

History of Supplemental Security Income: November 4, 2013

    Edward D. Berkowitz, Director of History and Public Policy Program at the George Washington University
December

Myth of Race: December 9, 2013

    Jacqueline Jones, Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin
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