Washington History Seminars: 2015


Josephine Roche and 20th Century Progressivism: January 12, 2015

Dr. Robyn Muncy Associate Professor of History at University of Maryland, College Park


Poland’s War on Radio Free Europe: February 2, 2015

Paweł Machcewicz, Professor at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Colonel House: A Biography of Woodrow Wilson’s Silent Partner: February 9, 2015

Dr. Charles E. Neu, Professor of History, Emeritus, Brown University; Adjunct Professor of History, University of Miami

The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security: February 23, 2015

Bartholomew Sparrow, Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin


To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party: March 2, 2015

Heather Cox Richardson, Professor of History at Boston College

African Americans’ Anticolonialism in the Early Cold War: March 9, 2015

Carol Anderson, Associate Professor of African-American Studies at Emory University

Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana: March 16, 2015

William Leogrande, Professor of Government at American University and Peter Kornbluh, Director of the National Security Archive’s Chile and Cuba Documentation Projects

Murdering Patrice Lumumba: March 30, 2015

Bruce Kuklick, Nichols Professor of American History Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania


Rivalry and Alliance Politics in Cold War Latin America: April 13, 2015

Christopher Darnton, Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator at Catholic University

Muslim, Trader, Nomad, Spy: China’s Cold War and the People of the Tibetan Borderlands: April 27, 2015

Sulmaan Khan, Assistant Professor of International History and Chinese Foreign Relations at Tufts University


The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s: May 4, 2015

Doug Rossinow, Professor of History at Metropolitan State University


Russian Revolution: Journeys of Baron Ungern: September 17, 2015

Willard Sunderland, Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati

A Land of Aching Hearts: The Middle East in the Great War: September 21, 2015

Leila Fawaz, Professor of Lebanese & Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Tufts University

Beyond Freedom’s Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery: September 28, 2015

Adam Rothman, Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University


Bookmen at War: Libraries, Intelligence, and Cultural Policy in WWII: October 5, 2015

Kathy Peiss, Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania

Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750: October 19, 2015

Odd Arne Westad, Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations at Harvard University


Speaking Freely: Whitney v. California and American Speech Law: November 9. 2015

Philippa Strum, former Director of the Division of United States Studies at the Woodrow Wilson

Global Rules: America, Britain, and a Disordered World: November 16, 2015

James Cronin, Professor of History at Boston College

The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine: November 30, 2015

Serhii Plokhii, Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University


Catastrophic Diplomacy: The History of US Foreign Disaster Assistance: December 7, 2015

    Julia Irwin, Associate Professor of History at the University of South Florida
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