Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Spring 2017 in the Washington History Seminar

The Washington History Seminar Spring 2017 Schedule is out.  The seminar meets at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Washington, D.C., and is jointly sponsored by the Wilson Center and the National History Center.

January 23: Thomas Blanton (National Security Archive) and Svetlana Savranskaya (National Security Archive), The Last Superpower Summit

January 30: Marcia Chatelain (Georgetown University) on “Fast Food, Civil Rights: McDonald’s and Black America in the Post-King Years”

February 6: Marc Levinson (independent scholar) on An Extraordinary Time: The end of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy

February 13: Edward Balleisen (Duke University) on Fraud: From Barnum to Madoff

February 20: President's Day: No Seminar

February 27: Timothy Breen (Northwestern University) on An Appeal to Heaven

March 6: Walter A. McDougall (The University of Pennsylvania) on The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy

March 13: Julia Young (The Catholic University of America) on Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees of the Cristero War

March 20: Luis Campos (University of New Mexico) on Radium and the Secret of Life

March 27: Jenna Weissman Joselit (Georgetown University) on Set in Stone: America's Embrace of the Ten Commandments

April 3: Michael Kazin (Georgetown University) on War against War: The Rise, Defeat, and Legacy of the Peace Movement in America, 1914-1918

April 10: Passover: No Seminar       

April 17: Courtney Fullilove (Wesleyan University) on The Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture

April 24: Frank Settle (Washington and Lee University) on General George C. Marshall and the Atomic Bomb

May 1: Alice Kaplan (Yale University) on Looking for a Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic

May 8: Gregg Brazinsky (George Washington University) on Winning the Third World: Sino-American Competition during the Cold War

May 15: Jason Parker (Texas A&M) on Hearts, Minds, Voice: U.S. Cold War Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World