Washington History Seminar Winter/Spring 2016 Schedule


Mondays at 4:00 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Boardroom
Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Metro Stop

The seminar thanks the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) and the George Washington University History Department for their 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 during the Cold War: The Struggle for the Global South

 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.