Washington History Seminar Spring Semester 2013 Schedule

Announcing the 2013 Spring Semester schedule for the Washington History Seminar – Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs. Below are listed the speakers, the dates on which they will be speaking, and their respective topics.

January 28: Eric Foner (Columbia), Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation

February 4: Michael Dobbs (WWC), origins of the Cold War

February 11: Linda Colley (Princeton), written constitutions and global history – (tentatively rescheduled for September 23)

February 18: No meeting: President’s Day

February 25: David Ottaway (WWC), The Arab Revolution

March 4: Charles King (Georgetown), Istanbul in the interwar years

March 11: Robert Townsend (American Historical Association), the end of the historical enterprise

March 18: Samuel F. Wells (WWC), Stalin’s decision for war in Korea

March 25: No meeting: Passover

April 1: Arthur Eckstein (Maryland), Weatherman, Terrorism, and the Counterculture

April 8: Roger Owen (Harvard), the Arab Spring

April 15: Gill Bennett (British Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Britain: Six Moments of Crisis

April 22: Dina Khoury (George Washington), Martyrdom and the Normalization of War in Iraq

April 29: Susan Pedersen (Columbia), Getting Out of Iraq in 1932

 May 6: Rachel Swarns (WWC and New York Times), American Tapestry: The Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama

May 13: Richard Carwardine (Oxford), Lincoln and Emancipation: Presidential Intent at Home and Abroad

May 20: Konrad Jarausch (North Carolina and WWC), The Berlin Republic: German Unification Twenty-Five Years Later

(WWC) indicates fellows and senior scholars of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the co-sponsor of the seminar.

The seminar meets Mondays at 4 p.m. at the Wilson Center during the academic year. Reservations, suggested because of limited seating, are accepted one week prior to each seminar at HAPP@wilsoncenter.org.