Upcoming Sessions of the Washington History Seminar

The National History Center and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars have released the schedule for the last five meetings of the Washington History Seminar.  The seminar meets weekly on Monday afternoons at 4 p.m. in the 4th floor conference room at the Wilson Center, 13th and Pennsylvania, NW, Washington, DC.

Economic historian Gavin Wright of Stanford will discuss the economic effects of the Civil Rights revolution on black and white southerners on November 7. On November 14, Ronald Steel will reassess Walter Lippmann, returning to the subject of  his seminal biography, Walter Lippmann and the American Century, on the 30th anniversary of its publication.

On November 21, Phyllis Leffler will report on the multi-year oral history project in which she and Julian Bond have asked African-American leaders to reflect upon the state of black leadership in America. On November 28, James Hershberg of George Washington University will explore rumors that the Vietnam War could have been ended years earlier.  And Tom Bender of NYU will close the semester on December 5 with an inquiry into whether American history is indeed exceptional.

The schedule for the entire semester is available at https://dev-nationalhistorcenter2.pantheon.io/weekly-history-seminar-schedule/fall-2011-schedule-washington-history-seminar/

The seminar is supported by a grant from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.  It is open to the public. Graduate students are especially welcome.