Washington History Seminar Returns

The Washington History Seminar returns for the Fall 2010 semester. Jointly co-sponsored by the National History Center and the Wilson Center, with support from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, this is Washington’s only weekly history seminar open to the public. It aims to facilitate the understanding of contemporary affairs in light of historical knowledge of all times and places and from multiple perspectives. Wm. Roger Louis of the National History Center and Christian Ostermann, of the Wilson Center are the co-directors of the seminar.

Begun in Spring 2010, these seminar has brought together historians, policy makers, and the public for discussions on current events with an eye to their historical context. Previous presenters have included John Milton Cooper on Woodrow Wilson, Stan Katz on international human rights, and Carol Anderson on African Americans and independence in Africa and Asia. The past semester speakers is available here. Most seminar presentations and discussion are available to watch from the National History Center and the Wilson Center’s websites.

The current Fall 2010 seminar schedule is:

The seminar takes place on Monday at 4:00 pm at the Wilson Center. To receive individual announcements of the seminar or to attend, please contact the National History Center. Reservations are requested to attend the seminars are seating is limited.