Fall 2010 Washington Seminar Speakers

The Washington History Seminar’s Fall 2010 speakers have been scheduled.  The seminar is sponsored jointly by the National History Center (an initiative of the American Historical Association) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. It aims to facilitate the understanding of contemporary affairs in light of historical knowledge of all times and places, and from multiple perspectives. It meets weekly on Monday afternoons at 4 p.m., January—May and September—December.

Wm. Roger Louis, of the National History Center, and Christian Ostermann, of the Wilson Center, are the co-directors of the seminar.

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  • September 13 Donald A. Ritiche, Historian of the United States Senate
  • September 20 Chen Jian, Cornell  University
  • September 27 Caroline Elkins, Harvard University
  • October 4 Joan Wallach Scott, Institute of Advanced Studies
  • October 11 No meeting: Columbus Day
  • October 18 Gabrielle Spiegel, Johns Hopkins University
  • October 25 Timothy Breen, Northwestern University
  • November 1 Erin Mahan, United States Department of Defense
  • November 8 Sir Brian Harrison, University of Oxford
  • November 15 David Hollinger, University of California at Berkeley
  • November 22 Philip Zelikow, University of Virginia
  • November 29 Barbara Metcalf, University of California at Davis
  • December 6 John Pocock, Johns Hopkins

To see the Spring 2010 Speakers and video presentations of their seminars, click here.