Washington History Seminar

A joint venture of the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the History and Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Washington History Seminar meets each week, January to May and September to December.  Unless otherwise noted, seminars take place on Monday afternoons at 4 o’clock at the Wilson Center. The Washington History Seminar aims to facilitate understanding of contemporary affairs in light of historical knowledge of all times and all places and from a variety of perspectives.

The Seminar thanks its anonymous individual donors as well as the George Washington University History Department and Villanova’s Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest for their support.

To view past recorded events, visit our Video Archive.

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Seminars this month:

  • October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Martin Sherwin on Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1945-1962 Co-hosted with Politics & Prose

  • October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    G. John Ikenberry on A World Safe for Democracy: Liberal Internationalism and the Crises of Global Order

  • October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Julia Rose Kraut on Threat of Dissent: A History of Ideological Exclusion and Deportation in the United States

  • October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Simon Miles on Engaging the Evil Empire: Washington, Moscow, and the Beginning of the End of the Cold War

  • October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Ellen DuBois on Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote Discussants: Ellen DuBois Kimberly Hamlin Marcia Chatelain

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