Washington History Seminars: 2016

February 2016

The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal: February 1, 2016

    David E. Hoffman, Contributing Editor at the Washington Post

The Nuremberg Idea: Crimes against Humanity in History, Law & Politics: February 8, 2016

    Elizabeth Borgwardt, Associate Professor of History and Associate Professor of Law, by courtesy at the University of Washington in Saint Louis

A New Look at the 1948 Arab-Israeli War: February 29, 2016

    Benny Morris, Professor of History at Ben-Gurion University

March 2016

Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital: March 14, 2016

    Joan Quigley, attorney and journalist

The Diplomacy of Migration: Transnational Lives and the Making of U.S.-Chinese Relations in the Cold War: March 21, 2016

    Meredith Oyen, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

France 1940: Defending the Republic: March 28, 2016

    Philip Nord, Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Princeton University

April 2016

Foreign Intervention in Africa During the Cold War: April 4, 2016

    Elizabeth Schmidt, Professor of History at Loyola University Maryland

Free Speech and Unfree News: The Paradox of Press Freedom in America: April 11, 2016

    Sam Lebovic, Assistant Professor of History at George Mason University

Cuba: “An American History”: April 25, 2016

    Ada Ferrer, Professor of History at New York University.

May 2016

Undeclared Wars with Israel: East Germany & the West German Far Left, 1967-1989: May 2, 2016

    Jeffrey Herf, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Maryland, College Park

The Rise of the Military Welfare State: May 9, 2016

    Jennifer Mittelstadt, Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University

September 2016

Imperfect Strangers: Americans and Arabs in the 1970s (Wm. Roger Louis Lecture): September 12, 2016

    Salim Yaqub, Professor of History of U.S. Foreign Relations at University of California, Santa Barbara

Defenseless Under Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security: September 19, 2016

    Matthew Dallek, Associate Professor of Political Management at the George Washington University

Kissinger: September 26, 2016

    Niall Ferguson, Professor of History at Harvard University

October 2016

Equality on Trial: Gender and Rights in the Modern American Workplace: October 17, 2016

    Katherine Turk, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina

The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century: October 24, 2016*

    Mark Philip Bradley, Professor of International History at the University of Chicago

City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York: October 31, 2016

    Tyler Anbinder, Professor of History at the George Washington University

November 2016

From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism: November 7, 2016

    Amanda Moniz, Associate Director of the National History Center

The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition: November 14, 2016*

    Manisha Sinha, Professor of Early American History at the University of Connecticut at Storrs

Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics: November 28, 2016*

    Nicole Hemmer, Assistant Professor in Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center

December 2016

Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World: December 5 2016*

    Jeremy Friedman, Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University

The Good Occupation: American Soldiers and the Hazards of Peace: December 12, 2016

    Susan Carruthers, Professor of History at Rutgers University
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