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NHC Panels at the AHA Annual Meeting

During the 2020 AHA annual meeting, the NHC will be hosting eleven panels and a reception. All events are open to AHA members and more information can be found online here. The information for the NHC specific events are below.


Panel Information
Friday, January 3, 2020

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

National History Center Reception
National History Center of the American Historical Association Reception Sunday, January 5, 2020: 7:00-8:00 pm
Sutton North Room (New York Hilton, Second Floor)

Upcoming Congressional Briefing

Topic: Historical Perspectives on Congressional Oversight of Presidential Misconduct

Date: December 13, 2019

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST

Location: 2186 Rayburn Office Building

The current impeachment proceedings in the House are the latest iteration of a long history of Congressional actions to assert oversight of presidents accused of misconduct.  That history will be discussed in this briefing by several leading historians of American presidents and politics. All are invited and please RSVP here or send an email to Rachel Wheatley at rwheatley@historians.org.

Moderator: Dr. James M. Banner Jr., George Washington University

Speakers: Dr. Jeremi Suri, University of Texas at Austin and Dr. Kathryn Cramer Brownell, Purdue University

Upcoming Congressional Briefing

Topic: The Geopolitics of Middle East Oil: Historical Perspectives on the Current Crisis

Date: November 4, 2019

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am EST

Location: 2043 Rayburn Office Building

The recent attacks on oil tankers in the Persian gulf and Saudi oil refineries serve as a stark reminder of the global economy’s dependence on petroleum from this politically unstable region. This briefing, which brings together several leading historians of the subject, will explain how the Middle East oil industry assumed such importance in international affairs and American foreign policy. All are invited and please send RSVPs to Rachel Wheatley at rwheatley@historians.org.

Moderator: Dr. David Painter, Georgetown University

Speakers: Dr. Anand Toprani, US Naval War College and Dr. Nathan Citino, Rice University