examine the relationship between our interpretation of the past and our approach to policy issues. Typically, each meeting features a presentation by an invited scholar whose cutting edge historical work-in-progress is informed by, or seeks to influence, ongoing policy debates. The aim of the seminar is to bring historical perspective to bear on the work and challenges facing policy makers, and to foster more awareness among historians of how their work can inform contemporary public concerns.Thursday November 4, 2010, 4:00p.m. (Perkins Room, Rubenstein Building). Please contact Michelle Lussier for more information. The abstract for the talk is posted here.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Law, War and the History of Time this week at the Kennedy School
For those in and around Cambridge and Boston -- I'm giving a talk this Thursday, November 4, at the Harvard Seminar on History and Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. My topic is Law, War and the History of Time -- I'll be discussing the book version, rather than the essay version. The seminar is organized by Moshik Temkin and Alex Keyssar. This lecture and workshop series intends to