WHS Updated Spring Schedule Released

The National History Center and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars have released an updated schedule for the spring 2012 semester of the Washington History Seminar, the Monday afternoon series they co-sponsor with assistance from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. The seminar meets at 4 p.m. each Monday during the academic year in the 6th floor Moynihan Boardroom at the Wilson Center, 13th and Pennsylvania, NW, in downtown Washington, DC (Federal Triangle Metro). Reservations are requested because of limited seating; please e-mail HAPP@wilsoncenter.org.

Jan. 23: Kevin Kenny (Boston Coll.), Abraham Lincoln and the Irish

Jan. 30: Warren Kimball (Rutgers Univ.), F.D.R. and Churchill

Feb. 6: Julia Clancy-Smith (Univ. of Arizona), Barbary Coasts: North Africa, Colonialism, and the Mediterranean, c. 1820-2011

Feb. 13: John O. Voll (Georgetown Univ.), Islam and Democracy for the 21st Century

Feb. 20: NO MEETING – Presidents’ Day

Feb. 27: Sherrill Brown Wells (George Washington Univ.), Jean Monnet and the Future of Europe

Mar. 5: Charles D. Smith (Univ. of Arizona), The United States and the 1967 Arab-Israeli War

Mar. 12: Richard Kuisel (Georgetown Univ.), Unmitigated Gaul: The French Confront America, 1980-2000

Mar. 19: Samuel R. Williamson, Jr. (Univ. of the South), July 1914, Revisited and Revised – or The End of the German Paradigm

Mar. 26: Karl Meyer and Shareen Brysac (New York Times and CBS), Peaceful Resolution of Ethnic Tensions

Apr. 2: Dane Kennedy (George Washington Univ.), Reassessing Exploration: The West in the World

Apr. 9: Stephen Weissman, The Lumumba Assassination and CIA Accountability

Apr. 16: Margaret Macmillan (Oxford Univ.), The Outbreak of World War I

Apr. 23: Jeffrey Herf (Univ. of Maryland), Anti-Zionism in Germany

Apr. 30: Tony Smith (Tufts Univ.), The Tragic Irony of America’s Worldwide Struggle for Democracy

May 7: Kenton Clymer (Northern Illinois Univ. and WWC), The United States, Burma, and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, 1948-1965. Last meeting of the seminar for the spring semester.