Washington History Seminar Fall 2018 Schedule

The seminar thanks the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) and the George Washington University History Department for their support.

September 5  
Adam Sisman on “The anti-American politics of John le Carré”

September 11    
Adam Tooze on Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World

September 17    
Melani McAlister on The Kingdom of God Has No Borders: A Global History of American Evangelicals

September 24    
Sulmaan Khan on Haunted by Chaos: China’s Grand Strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping

October 1  
Samuel Goldman on God’s Country: Christian Zionism in America

October 8 
Columbus Day

October 15     
Katherine Benton-Cohen on Inventing the Immigration Problem: The Dillingham Commission and Its Legacy

October 23
Priya Satia on Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution

October 29 
Daniel Bessner on Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual

November 5 
Joshua Freeman on Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

November 12 
Veteran’s Day

November 19 
Thanksgiving Week

November 26  
Laura Beers on Red Ellen: The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist

December 3
Emily Dufton on Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America

December 10  
Sarah Snyder and Nicolas Badalassi on The CSCE and the End of the Cold War: Diplomacy, Societies and Human Rights, 1972-1990

December 17   
Adam Howard on Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars take place at 4:00 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Boardroom
Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Metro Stop