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Jean Monnet and the Future of Europe

February 27, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Sherrill Wells discusses the impact Jean Monnet had on European and American politics after World War II.
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Archives in Wartime: From WWII to the Invasion of Iraq

February 24, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Roundtable discussion of the controversy surrounding the Iraqi state records seized during the United States invasion of Iraq. A panel of archivists and historians will examine the tangled issues which arise when government records are captured by invading forces.
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Islam & Democracy for the 21st Century

February 13, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
John Voll will examine the intersection of politics and religion in five Islamic countries.
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Barbary Coasts: North Africa, Colonialism, and the Mediterranean, c. 1820-2011

February 06, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Wilson Center Fellow Julia Clancy-Smith discusses North Africa, Colonialism, and the Mediterranean from 1820 until present.
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Roosevelt and Churchill

January 30, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Warren Kimball, Robert Treat Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University will reflect on the problems he faced in compiling letters and other communications, on research in the pre-computer age, and on his thoughts about the two men and their policies at the time.
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Jean Monnet: Unconventional Statesman

January 26, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
How did Jean Monnet, an entrepreneurial internationalist who never held an elective office, never joined a political party, and never developed any significant popular following in his native France, become one of the most influential European statesmen of the twentieth century?
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Abraham Lincoln and the Irish

January 23, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Kevin Kenny, professor of history at Boston College will give a presentation entitled "Abraham Lincoln and the Irish."

Diplomatic Secrecy in the 19th Century

December 08, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Diplomatic Secrecy in the 19th Century will explore the earliest available examples of both America's open and secret diplomacy, as well as how the ad-hoc system used in the 19th Century formed the basis for the formalized system which was developed in later years.
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Is American History "Exceptional?" A Global Perspective

December 05, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
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.
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Could the War in Vietnam Have Ended Earlier?

November 28, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
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?

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