The Woodrow Wilson Center and the National History Center are delighted to announce the schedule for the fall season of the Washington History Seminar.  Fall 2018 offers an exciting lineup of speakers who will be sure to sustain the seminar’s reputation as one of Washington D.C.’s most intellectually vibrant venues for thinking about the past and establishing its relevance to the present.  Each week the seminar offers fresh perspectives on an important historical topic, bringing distinguished senior scholars, talented young historians, and other inquiring minds to talk about their recent research and reveal their latest discoveries.

September 5 Adam Sisman on "The Anti-American Politics of John le Carré" (Annual Wm Roger Louis Lecture)

September 11 Adam Tooze on Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World

September 17 Melani McAlister on The Kingdom of God Has No Borders: A Global History of American Evangelicals

September 24 Sulmaan Khan on Haunted by Chaos: China’s Grand Strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping

October 1 Samuel Goldman on God’s Country: Christian Zionism in America

October 15 Katherine Benton-Cohen on Inventing the Immigration Problem: The Dillingham Commission and Its Legacy

October 23  Priya Satia on Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution

October 29 Daniel Bessner on Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual

November 5 Joshua Freeman on Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

November 26 Laura Beers on Red Ellen: The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist

December 3 Emily Dufton on Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America

December 10 Sarah Snyder and Nicolas Badalassi on The CSCE and the End of the Cold War: Diplomacy, Societies and Human Rights, 1972-1990

December 17 Adam Howard on Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel