Washington History Seminar


Washington History Seminar Schedule


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.



September 10: Thomas A. Schwartz on Henry Kissinger and American Power: A Political Biography

September 14: Fredrik Logevall on JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956

September 21: Eric Weitz on A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States

October 2: Martin Sherwin on Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1945-1962

October 5: G. John Ikenberry on A World Safe for Democracy: Liberal Internationalism and the Crises of Global Order

October 14: Julia Rose Kraut on Threat of Dissent: A History of Ideological Exclusion and Deportation in the United States

October 19: Simon Miles on Engaging the Evil Empire: Washington, Moscow, and the Beginning of the End of the Cold War

October 26: Ellen DuBois on Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote

November 2: Thavolia Glymph on The Woman’s Fight: The Civil War’s Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation

November 9: Aino Rosa Kristina Spohr on Post Wall, Post Square: Rebuilding the World the World After 1989

November 12: Francine Hirsch on Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg: A New History of the International Military Tribunal After World War II

November 16:Eileen Boris on Making the Woman Worker: Precarious Labor and the Fight for Global Standards, 1919-2019

November 23: Benjamin Hopkins on Ruling the Savage Periphery: Frontier Governance and the Making of the Modern State

November 30: Sarah Wagner on What Remains: Bringing America’s Missing Home from the Vietnam War

December 2: Victoria de Grazia on The Perfect Fascist: A Story of Love, Power, and Morality in Mussolini’s Italy 

December 7: Mira Siegelberg on Statelessness: A Modern History

December 14: Larry Wolff on Woodrow Wilson and the Reimagining of Eastern Europe

December 21: Toshihiro Higuchi on Political Fallout: Nuclear Weapons Testing and the Making of a Global Environmental Crisis