Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution

The industrial revolution is often credited to Britain’s unique genius for invention and enterprise. Through the story of the Galton family - a Quaker family and Britain’s most prominent gunmakers in the eighteenth century - Professor Satia argues that it was in fact war that drove the Industrial Revolution.

Lasting Peace? - Prospects for Peace on the Korean Peninsula and the State of the ROK-U.S. Alliance 65 Years After the Armistice Agreement

Date / Time: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 09:00
Venue: The Asan Institute for Policy Studies (1F, Main Auditorium) in Seoul, South Korea

U.S. Film Premiere and Discussion: "The Right to Memory"

“The Right to Memory” documents Arseny Roginsky's reflections on himself and his country. Roginsky was one of Russia's most distinguished public intellectuals and was an historian, a former political prisoner, and a co-founder of Memorial, which this fall celebrates 30 years since its founding.

Islamic Law, the Nation State, and the Case of Pakistan

In recent decades, ambivalence toward modernity, along with the promise of justice and morality, have led to efforts in some Muslim-majority countries to partially “Islamize” the state. Pakistan presents an important case study. Pakistan’s Islamization program in the 1970s and 1980s promised increased justice and other public goods by virtue of laws purportedly rooted in revelation. This program has resulted in some controversial outcomes, such as Pakistan’s blasphemy law.

Pointing to the Emerging Soviet Dead Ends: NATO Analysis of the Soviet Economy, 1971-1982

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CWIHP Working Paper 87

Pointing to the Emerging Soviet Dead Ends: NATO Analysis of the Soviet Economy, 1971-1982

Evnathis Hatzivassiliou
October 2018

History and the Politics of History in the Post-Communist Space

This event is co-sponsored by the History and Public Policy Program.

Guests at Home: The Legacy of Soviet National Hierarchies

Soviet nationality policies are frequently cited to explain national conflicts that arose during and after the dissolution of the USSR. Yet, these studies often focus on nationality policies from the opening decades of the Soviet Union, neglecting the specificities of minority life after the 1930s. Drawing on research conducted in three sub-republic (non-titular) minority communities, Dr.