Washington History Seminar


Washington History Seminar Schedule

January 24: Konrad Jarausch on Embattled Europe: A Progressive Alternative

January 31: Ada Ferrer on Cuba: An American History

February 7: Klaus Larres on Uncertain Allies: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Threat of a United Europe

February 14: Tomiko Brown-Nagin on Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality

February 28: Nancy Foner on One Quarter of the Nation: Immigration and the Transformation of America

March 7: Jason Steinhauer on “History, Disrupted”: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past

March 14: Leon Fink on Undoing the Liberal World Order: Progressive Ideals and Political Realities Since World War

March 21: Elizabeth Samet on Looking for the Good War: American Amnesia and the Violent Pursuit of Happiness

March 28: Scott Reynolds Nelson on Oceans of Grain: How American Wheat Remade the World

April 4: Laura Edwards on Only the Clothes on Her Back: Textiles, Law, and Commerce in the Nineteenth-Century United States

April 11: Gary Gerstle on The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order: America and the World in the Free Market Era

April 18: Mary Barton on Counterterrorism between the Wars: An International History, 1919-1937

April 25: Jeffrey Herf on Israel’s Moment: International Support for and Opposition to Establishing the Jewish State, 1945-1949

May 2: Patrick O. Cohrs on The New Atlantic Order

May 9: Olivier Zunz on The Man Who Understood Democracy: The Life of Alexis de Tocqueville

May 16: Kelly Lytle Hernandez on Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands

May 23: Panel on the Vietnam War with Shawn McHale, Christopher Goscha, and George Veith

May 25: Michael Kazin on What it Took to Win: A History of the Democratic Party

The seminar thanks its anonymous individual donors as well as the George Washington University History Department and Villanova’s Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest for their support.