Washington History Seminars: 2017

Washington History Seminars: 2017

January 2017

Cold War Summits, 1985-1991: January 23, 2017
              Thomas Blanton, National Security Archive and Svetlana Savranskaya, National    Security Archive

February 2017

An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy: February 6, 2017
             Marc Levinson, Independent Scholar

Fraud: From Barnum to Madoff: February 13, 2017
              Edward Balleisen, Duke University

An Appeal to Heaven: February 27, 2017
              Timothy Breen, Northwestern University

March 2017

The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy
              Walter A. McDougall, The University of Pennsylvania

Radium and the Secret of Life
              Luis Campos, University of New Mexico

Set in Stone: America’s Embrace of the Ten Commandments
              Jenna Weissman Joselit, Georgetown University

April 2017

War against War: The Rise, Defeat, and Legacy of the Peace Movement in America, 1914-1918
                        Michael Kazin, Georgetown University

The Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture
Courtney Fullilove, Wesleyan University

General George C. Marshall and the Atomic Bomb
Frank Settle, Washington and Lee University

May 2017

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

Winning the Third World: Sino-American Competition During the Cold War
Gregg Brazinsky (George Washington University)

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

September  2017

W.R. Louis Lecture
The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office
Jeremi Suri (University of Texas at Austin)