Brian Harrison Analyzes the Anglo-American Special Relationship

The next Washington History Seminar presentation features Sir Brian Harrison, University of Oxford, analyzing “How Special has the Anglo-American ‘Special Relationship’ Since 1945 Really Been?” on Monday, November 8, at 4:00 pm at the Wilson Center.

The seminar will begin by drawing out, in a threefold discussion, the ever-changing and flexible nature of the “special relationship” between the United Kingdom and the United States in its economic , political, and cultural dimensions.  It will identify the benefits and drawbacks of the U.S. connection as seen from the British perspective, and speculate about the relationship’s likely future direction.

Click here for a video of his presentation.

Sir Brian Harrison is the Emeritus Fellow of Corpus Christi College of the University of Oxford.   He published his first book, Drink and the Victorians, in 1971, which was followed by books on British reform movements, feminism, and anti-feminism.  From 2000 to 2004, he was the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.  His more recent publications include Seeking a Role: The United Kingdom, 1951-1970 (2009), and Finding a Role? The United Kingdom, 1970-1990 (2010), the two concluding volumes of The New Oxford History of England.

Reservations are requested because of limited seating.  To reserve a seat at the seminar, contact Miriam Cunningham at 202-544-2422 ext 103 or email.  The seminar takes place at the Wilson Center, located in the Ronald Reagan Building at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

The seminar is sponsored jointly by the National History Center (an initiative of the American Historical Association) and the Wilson Center. Wm. Roger Louis and Christian Ostermann are the co-directors. The seminar meets weekly during the academic year, January to May and September to December. Click here for the schedule, speakers, topics, and dates as well as videos and podcasts. The seminar is grateful for the support given by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.