Tuesday, December 8, 2015

This Spring in the Washington History Seminar

The Spring 2016 schedule for the Washington History Seminar is out, which much legal history thereon.  The seminar meets Mondays, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Moynihan Board Room, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC.

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: From the Cold War to the War on Terror

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”.  The Seminar thanks St. Antony’s College for its sponsorship of this presentation.