U.S. History

2015 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research.

The Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR) is a four-day seminar in which Ph.D. students receive training in conducting archival research from world-class faculty, researchers, archivists, and publishers. Although archival research is an integral part of many academic disciplines, it is virtually never taught at the graduate level. In an effort to address this deficiency, the George Washington University began the Summer Institute in 2003.

The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security

For four decades Brent Scowcroft has exerted a quiet, continued, and sometimes great influence over the conduct of US national security policy. Drawing on his new biography, The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security, Bartholomew Sparrow discusses how Scowcroft rose to become national security advisor under presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. He explores those occasions when Scowcroft’s voice particularly mattered, and addresses the relevance of his life and career to policymakers today.

Colonel House: A Biography of Woodrow Wilson's Silent Partner

In this seminar biography, Charles E. Neu details the life of "Colonel" House, a Texas landowner who rose to become one of the century's greatest political operators. In 1911 House met Woodrow Wilson, and almost immediately the two formed one of the most famous friendships in American political history. As Wilson's friend and chief political adviser, House became a high-level political intermediary and, after the outbreak of World War I, he traveled frequently to Europe as the president's personal representative.

Waking from the Dream: the Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King

Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

Waking from the Dream: the Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King

David Chappell
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

FDR Was The Last Great President. Let's Never Have Another

Who was the last great president of the United States? Well, if you're not on Social Security, you wouldn't be old enough to have seen one, says author Aaron David Miller, Wilson Center vice president and distinguished scholar. In his new book, The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President, Miller concludes that we've had three great leaders:

A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida

Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida

N. D. B. Connolly
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

CWIHP Senior Scholar A. Ross Johnson's Book Released in Polish

Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty: The CIA Years and Beyond by CWIHP Senior Scholar A. Ross Johnson has been published in Polish for the first time. The book, which examines the first twenty years of the organization, policies, and impact of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, places special focus on the Polish section of RFE/RL.

‘Take Your Choice!’: Historical Reflections on the Act of Voting

ROOM CHANGE: THIS SEMINAR WILL NOW TAKE PLACE IN THE 4TH FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM AT THE WOODROW WILSON CENTER

Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

‘Take Your Choice!’: Historical Reflections on the Act of Voting
Sophia Rosenfeld
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Why We Fight: The Politics of World War II

Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

Why We Fight: The Politics of World War II
Nancy Beck Young
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

CANCELLED - Waking from the Dream Part 1: Martin Luther King's Last Victory

DUE TO THE WINTER WEATHER, THIS AFTERNOON'S WASHINGTON HISTORY SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED

 

Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

Waking From the Dream Part 1: Martin Luther King's Last Victory

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