4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Stalin and the Turkish Crisis of the Cold War, 1945-1953

February 28, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Jamil Hasanli, former Wilson Center scholar and professor of history at Baku State University will discuss his latest book, "Stalin and the Turkish Crisis of the Cold War, 1945-1953." Hasanli will explore the ups and downs of Soviet-Turkish relations during and immediately after World War II.

The Death of Trilateralism in the NAFTA Neighborhood: Views from the United States, Mexico, and Canada

December 15, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Three panelists reviewed the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the evolution of regional economic cooperation.

Could the War in Vietnam Have Ended Earlier?

November 28, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
The Vietnam War cost the lives of more than 58,000 Americans (and millions of Vietnamese) and convulsed U.S. politics and culture in the 1960s. Could it have ended years earlier, and with a far smaller toll?

Reassessing Walter Lippmann

November 14, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Professor of International Relations Ronald Steel speaks about the career and legacy of renowned journalist Walter Lippman.

Is American History "Exceptional?" A Global Perspective

December 05, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Following World War II, the dominant narrative of U.S. history posited "American exceptionalism." That assumption shaped historical scholarship and Cold War policy. More recently a neo-conservative belief in exceptionalism has affected international and domestic history. A global perspective reveals that our history is not "exceptional," only distinctive. Every major moment in American history--Revolution, Civil War, Progressivism, and the New Deal, for example--is part of a larger transnational history.

Black Leaders and Leadership

November 21, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
“Black Leaders and Leadership” is a presentation based on the ten-year oral history project co-directed by Julian Bond and Phyllis Leffler. It relates the views of fifty Black leaders on such topics as family, education, and the inspiration of the Civil Rights movement.

The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the South

November 07, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Organized in collaboration with the History and Public Policy Program and the National History Center.

Missed Opportunities for Peace? The United States, Jordan and the 1967 Arab-Israeli War

October 31, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Nigel Ashton from the London School of Economics hosts a seminar regarding US and Jordanian decision-making prior to the Six Day War in June 1967.

Statelessness in 20th-Century America

October 24, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Linda K. Kerber, May Brodbeck Professor of History at the University of Iowa will examine such developments in the context of the history of statelessness in the 20th century, focusing on the evolution of the sixty -year-old UN convention on refugees and stateless persons, a document the United States has not signed.

The Contested Legacy of the Berlin Wall

October 17, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Hope Harrison, Wilson Center public policy scholar speaks on the mixed legacy of the Berlin Wall in German consciousness and history, in regards to the recent efforts to preserve parts of the wall.

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