Washington History Seminar Spring 2016 Schedule

The National History Center of the American Historical Association and the History and the Wilson Center’s Public Policy Program  are pleased to announce the Washington History Seminar schedule for the Winter/Spring 2016.

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

January 18: No seminar (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

 January 25: Timothy Snyder (Yale University) on Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning

 February 1:  David E. Hoffman (Washington Post) on The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal

 February 8:  Elizabeth Borgwardt (Washington University in St. Louis) on The Nuremberg Idea: Crimes against Humanity in History, Laws & Politics

 February 15: No seminar (Presidents’ Day)

 February 22: Jonathan Schneer (Georgia Tech) on Ministers at War: Winston Churchill and the War Cabinet

 February 29: Benny Morris (Ben Gurion University) on “A New Look at the 1948 Arab-Israeli War”

 March 7:  Susan Pedersen (Columbia University) on The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire

 March 14: Joan Quigley (lawyer and journalist) on Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital

 March 21: Meredith Oyen (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) on The Diplomacy of Migration: Transnational Lives and the Making of U.S.-Chinese Relations in the Cold War

 March 28: Philip Nord (Princeton University) on France 1940: Defending the Republic

 April 4: Elizabeth Schmidt (Loyola University Maryland) on Foreign Intervention in Africa: From the Cold War to the War on Terror

 April 11: Sam Lebovic (George Mason University) on Free Speech and Unfree News:  The Paradox of Press Freedom in America

 April 18: Terry Lautz (Syracuse University) on John Birch: A Life

 April 25: Ada Ferrer (New York University) on Freedom’s Mirror Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution

 May 2:  Jeffrey Herf (University of Maryland) on Undeclared Wars with Israel: East Germany and the West German Far Left, 1967-1989

 May 9: Jennifer Mittelstadt (Rutgers University) on The Rise of the Military Welfare State

May 16: Halbert Jones (St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford) on “‘Crimes Against the Security of the Nation’: World War II, the Cold War, and the Evolution of Mexico’s Anti-Sedition Laws, 1941-1970.”Sponsored by St. Antony’s College.

Organized jointly by the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the History and Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Washington History Seminar aims to facilitate understanding of contemporary affairs in light of historical knowledge from a variety of perspectives.

Seminars meet on Monday afternoons at 4:00 PM at the Wilson Center at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW.
Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Metro Stop

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