Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Washington History Seminar, Spring 2014

Here are the remaining meetings of the Washington History Seminar for Spring 2014:

March 17: David Chappell, University of Oklahoma, U.S. Civil Rights Movement (tentative)

March 24: Nancy Beck Young, University of Houston on Why We Fight: The Politics of World War II.

March 31: Sergey Radchenko, former Wilson Center fellow, on his new book Unwanted Visionaries: The Soviet Failure in Asia at the End of the Cold War.

April 7: Sophia Rosenfeld, University of Virginia, on the history of choice

April 14: First night of Passover, no meeting

April 21: Hugh Wilford, California State University at Santa Barbara, on the history of the CIA (confirmed, checking funding)

April 28: James Graham Wilson, U.S. Department of State, on his new book, The Triumph of Improvisation, on who and what led to the end of the Cold War

May 5: Thomas Boghardt, U.S. Army Center of Military History, on U.S. intelligence operations in early Cold War Europe

May 12: Thomas Sugrue, University of Pennsylvania, “Bankrupt: Detroit and the Past and Future of Urban America”

Sponsored jointly by the National History Center and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Washington History Seminar meets each week, January to May and September to December, on Monday afternoons at 4 o’clock at the Wilson Center. It aims to facilitate understanding of contemporary affairs in light of historical knowledge of all times and all places and from a variety of perspectives.

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