November 07, 2011 // 4:00pm — November 09, 2011 // 12:00pm
“Trust, but Verify” Confidence and Distrust from Détente to the End of the Cold War, co-sponsored by the German Historical Institute (DC) and the History and Public Policy Program.
October 31, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Nigel Ashton from the London School of Economics hosts a seminar regarding US and Jordanian decision-making prior to the Six Day War in June 1967.
October 25, 2011 // 4:30pm — 6:00pm
Exclusive interviews with Mansour Farhang, David Newton, and William Miller on what they think newly-released Iraqi government documents and recorded conversations from Saddam Hussein mean for the retrospective view of the eight-year conflict.
October 24, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Linda K. Kerber, May Brodbeck Professor of History at the University of Iowa will examine such developments in the context of the history of statelessness in the 20th century, focusing on the evolution of the sixty -year-old UN convention on refugees and stateless persons, a document the United States has not signed.
October 17, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Hope Harrison, Wilson Center public policy scholar speaks on the mixed legacy of the Berlin Wall in German consciousness and history, in regards to the recent efforts to preserve parts of the wall.
October 13, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Melvyn P. Leffler, former Wilson Center public policy scholar will discuss his latest book which considers how policymakers react to dramatic developments on the world stage.
October 04, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Jeremi Suri, provocative historian and one of Smithsonian magazine’s “Top Young Innovators,” takes on the idea of American exceptionalism and turns it into a playbook for President Obama over the next, vital few years.
October 03, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
A persistent theme in American history in wartime is a failure to plan carefully for the aftermath of wars. Obsessed with the military aspects of their struggles, neither military nor civilian leaders pay close attention to political issues until the shooting is about to stop, making the achievement of a durable settlement dramatically harder.
September 26, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Wm. Roger Louis from the University of Texas discusses the extremely significant role of Dag Hammarskjold in the 1956 Suez Crisis, a pivotal point in UN history with an impact still felt in today's peacekeeping missions.
September 19, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Vice President for Programs and Director of International Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson Center Robert Litwak answers some of the biggest questions surrounding the relationship between today's "Rogue States" (North Korea, Libya, Iran) and the United States.