U.S. History

In Uncertain Times: American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11

Melvyn P. Leffler, former Wilson Center public policy scholar and Edward R.

Liberty's Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from Washington to Obama

Americans are a nation-building people, and in Liberty’s Surest Guardian, Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Professor for Global Leadership, History, and Public Policy at the University of Texas at Austin looks to America’s history to see both what it has to offer failed states around the world and what it should avoid. Far from being cold imperialists, Americans have earnestly attempted to export their invention of representative government.

Border Security Challenges After 9/11: A Conversation With Three Commissioners of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Co-sponsored with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection History Department

Commissioner Alan Bersin of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) joins former commissioners Robert Bonner and Ralph Basham in a discussion of border security since 9/11. This roundtable, facilitated by Professor Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown University, will examine how the federal government consolidated border security into one CBP in 2003 and how threats to the nation’s homeland have evolved over the last decade.

Woodrow Wilson Center, National Defense University Partner to Study Iran-Iraq War

Today Woodrow Wilson Center Director, President and CEO Jane Harman and National Defense University President Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau signed a Memorandum of Agreement for a joint research and conference program on Iraqi records captured in the wake of the 2003 invasion.

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