Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Washington History Seminar: Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 line-up is out for the Washington History Seminar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  The seminar is jointly sponsored by the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program and National History Center of the American Historical Association.

January 8: Melvyn Leffler on Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism: U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security, 1920-2015

January 22: Sheryl Cashin on Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Surpremacy

January 29: Rebecca Erbelding on Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe

February 2: Ibram Kendi on Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

February 12: Andrew Demshuk on Demolition on Karl Marx Square: Cultural Barbarism and the People’s State in 1968

February 15 (Thursday): Vietnam: The Kissinger-Le Duc Tho Negotiations, August 1969-December 1973 with John Carland, George Herring, Winston Lord, and Steve Randolph

February 26: Xolela Mangcu on Nelson Mandela: The Aristocrat and the Revolution –A Historical Biography

March 5: John Lawrence on The Class of ’74: Congress After Watergate and the Roots of Partisanship

March 12: Steven Kotkin on Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

March 19: Anne Fleming on City of Debtors: A Century of Fringe Finance

March 26: William Hitchcock on The Age of Eisenhower

April 2: A.G. Hopkins on American Empire: A Global History

April 9: Samuel Walker on Most of 14th Street Is Gone: The Washington, DC Riots of 1968

April 16: Steven Ross on Hitler in Los Angeles

April 23: Herrick Chapman on France’s Long Reconstruction: In Search of a the Modern Republic

April 30: Edward Ayers on The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America

May 7: Jill Norgren on A Life in Law: Tales from 20th Century Women Lawyers

May 14: Elaine Weiss on The Woman's Hour: The Last Furious Fight to Win the Vote

May 21: Johann Neem on Democracy’s Schools: The Rise of Public Education in America