Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Washington History Seminar Spring 2019 Schedule

The Spring 2019 schedule for the Washington History Seminar is out:

January 14      Panel Discussion: Joshua Shifrinson on Rising Titans, Falling Giant: How Great Powers Exploit Power Shifts; Joseph Parent and Paul MacDonald on Twilight of the Titans: Great Power Decline and Retrenchment; David Edelstein on Over the Horizon: Time, Uncertainty, and the Rise of Great Powers; Stacie Goddard on When Right Makes Might: Rising Powers and World Order

January 28      Derek Leebaert on Grand Improvisation: America Confronts the British Superpower, 1945-1957

February 4      Kathleen Day on Bankers, Bailouts, and the Struggle to Tame Wall Street

February 12*   Fitzhugh Brundage on Civilizing Torture: An American Tradition

February 25     Kate Lemay on Triumph of the Dead: American WWII Cemeteries, Monuments, and Diplomacy in France

March 4           Stephan Kieninger on The Diplomacy of Détente: Cooperative Security from Schmidt to Shultz

March 11         Ngoei Wen-Qing on The Arc of Containment: Britain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia

March 18         Devin Fergus on Land of the Fee: Hidden Costs and the Decline of the American Middle Class 

March 25         Gail Hershatter on Women and China’s Revolution

April 1             Sarah Igo on The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America

April 4*            Robert Jervis on How Statesmen Thing: The Psychology of International Politics

April 8             Jennifer Miller on Cold War Democracy: The United States and Japan

April 15           Daniel Immerwahr on How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States

April 22           Felix Boecking on No Great Wall: Trade, Tariffs, and Nationalism in Republican China, 1927-1945

April 29           Konrad Jarausch on Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experience the Twentieth Century

May 6             Piotr Kosicki on Catholics on the Barricades: Poland, France and Revolution, 1891-1956

May 13           Joanne Freeman on The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

*event does not take place on Monday