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2012-2013

 

Sept. 13

WHEN EMPIRE STOPPED WORKING: THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS AND THE SEARCH FOR A NEW COLONIAL SETTLEMENT IN THE 1930S

Susan Pedersen (Columbia University)

 

Oct. 11

A 20TH (AND 21ST) CENTURY PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL: NOAM CHOMSKY ON AMERICA AND THE WORLD

Tony Greco (Columbia University)

 

Nov. 15

HOW EXCEPTIONAL IS NEW YORK AS AN IMMIGRANT CITY?

Nancy Foner (Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY)

 

Feb. 7

GEOPOLITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON WARTIME JAPAN: THE TRIPARTITE PACT AND THE “GREATER EAST ASIA CO-PROSPERITY SPHERE”

Janis Mimura (Stony Brook, SUNY)

 

Mar. 28

CLOCKS, CALENDARS, AND CONVERSION CHARTS: THE MANY WORLDS OF UNIFIED TIME, 1880-1930

Vanessa Ogle (University of Pennsylvania)

 

Apr. 17

THE UNITED STATES AS A DISHONEST BROKER OVER PALESTINE

Rashid Khalidi (Columbia University)

 

2011-2012

 

Sept. 22

RONALD REAGAN IN IRELAND, 1984: A DIFFERENT COLD WAR?

Van Gosse (Franklin and Marshall College)

 

Oct. 27

JUSTIFYING THE POLICE STATE: PROSECUTING NAZIS AND LEGITIMATING INFORMERS IN SOVIET-OCCUPIED GERMANY

Devin Pendas (Boston College)

 

Nov. 16

FACING LEONID BREZHNEV AND EACH OTHER DURING THE HIGH ERA OF DETENTE: NIXON, BRANDT, AND MEIR, 1969-1974

Carole Fink (The Ohio State University)

 

Dec. 8

HENRY KISSINGER, AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL AND COLD WARRIOR

Mario Del Pero (University of Bologna)

 

Jan. 25

THE PIVOT OF THE WORLD: U.S. POWER AND THE PACIFIC IN THE 1940S

Daniel Immerwahr (Northwestern University)

 

Feb. 9

'VICTOR'S JUSTICE' AS 'JEWISH REVENGE': THE MALMEDY MASSACRE TRIAL AND ITS AFTERMATH

Stephen Remy (Brooklyn College)

 

Mar. 1

POLITICS OF SURVIVAL: NORTH KOREA AND THE 'COLLAPSE OF COMMUNISM'

Charles Armstrong (Columbia University)

 

Apr. 5

ACADEMIC INTELLECT AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE: THE CASE OF HISTORIANS IN PUBLIC

Thomas Bender (New York University)

 

2010-2011

 

Sept. 21

REFLECTIONS ON FRENCH DECOLONIZATION, 1945-1962

Irwin Wall (University of California Riverside, New York University)

 

Nov. 4 

OPPORTUNISTIC KILLINGS AND PLUNDER OF JEWS BY THEIR NEIGHBORS: A NORM OR AN EXCEPTION IN GERMAN-OCCUPIED EUROPE?

Jan Gross (Princeton University)

 

Feb. 3

BETWEEN ANTIFASCISM AND ANTITOTALITARIANISM: EUROPEAN INTELLECTUALS ON NATIONAL SOCIALISM

Samuel Moyn (Columbia University)

 

Mar. 9

'TOO MANY BALINESE': CONTROLLING POPULATION, RICE, AND MIGRATION DURING SUHARTO'S NEW ORDER

Brad Simpson (Princeton University)

 

Mar. 31

NECESSARY WARS OF CHOICE

Marilyn Young (New York University)

 

Apr. 21 

THE IDEA OF AN AMERICAN CENTURY

Alan Brinkley (Columbia University)

 

2009-2010

 

Oct. 15

ALIEN NEIGHBORS, FOREIGN FRIENDS: ASIAN AMERICANS, HOUSING, AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF URBAN CALIFORNIA

Charlotte Brooks (Baruch College, CUNY)

 

Nov. 17

FEAR ITSELF: AMERICAN DEMOCRACY FROM NEW DEAL TO COLD WAR

Ira Katznelson (Columbia University)

 

Dec. 3

DEMOCRATIC RENEWAL AND THE RULE OF EXPERTS IN FRANCE AFTER WORLD WAR II

Herrick Chapmann (New York University)

 

Feb. 25

COMMUNISM'S COLLAPSE: GEOPOLITICS, INTERNAL INSTITUTIONS, HISTORY

Stephen Kotkin (Princeton University)

 

Mar. 11

FACTORIES V. FINANCE: JIMMY CARTER, PAUL VOLCKER AND THE 1970S INFLATION

Judith Stein (City College/The Graduate Center, CUNY)

 

Apr. 22

DEBATING THE FUTURE OF INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY: AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN SOCIAL SCIENTISTS DURING THE COLD WAR, 1945-1965

Volker Berghahn (Columbia University)

 

2007-2008

 

Sept. 26                     

THE FUEHRER’S PREVENTIVE MEASURES? THE GERMAN INVASION OF SOVIET UNION, PREVENTIVE WAR PROPAGANDA, AND THE POLITICS OF HISTORY

Thomas Heinrich (Baruch College)

 

Oct. 22

QUESTIONING AUTHORITY: POLITICAL RESISTANCE AND THE ETHIC OF NATURAL SCIENCES

Diana Judd (William Patterson University)

 

Dec. 10

AUSTRIAN NEUTRALITY AND EUROPEAN INTEGRATION, 1955-2007

Siegfried Beer (Columbia University)

 

Jan. 31

WARRIORS OF THE NEW AGE

Bonnie Smith (Rutgers University)

 

2006-2007

 

Sept. 18                     

PARIS: CAPITAL OF ANTIFASCISM
Anson Rabinbach (Princeton University)

 

Nov. 28

THE BIRTH OF NEOLIBERALISM IN THE UNITED STATES IN THE 1970S

Judith Stein (City College/The Graduate Center, CUNY)

 

Dec. 13

MURDER, BOTCHED ABORTIONS AND MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE IN THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC
Douglas Morris (Federal Defenders of New York, Inc.)

 

Feb. 6

POLICING PARIS: THE ORIGINS OF MODERN IMMIGRATION CONTROL BETWEEN THE WARS

Clifford Rosenberg (City College, CUNY)

 

Mar. 26

SO WHAT WAS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY?

Sarah Phillips (Columbia University)

 

Apr. 24

THE ECLIPSE OF THE ECONOMIC EGALITARIAN TRADITION IN AMERICA

Michael Thompson (William Patterson University)

 

2005-2006

 

Sept. 27

REFUGEES WHO RETURNED TO EAST GERMANY FROM WEST GERMANY
Mario Kessler (Yeshiva University)

 

Oct. 25

TIMES SQUARE: 100 YEARS OF SPECTACLE

Marshall Berman (CUNY)

 

Nov. 29

THE THIRD SHOT: ENDING THE FIRST NUCLEAR WAR, AUGUST 1945

Michael Gordin (Princeton University)

 

Feb. 23

THE EMPIRE’S TWO CAPITALS: MUSLIM SPACE AND THE SECULAR STATE IN PARIS AND ALGIERS, 1905-1940

James McDougall (Princeton University)

 

Mar. 27

ZIONISM IN THE EARLY BOLSHEVIK STATE: BETWEEN LEGALITY AND PERSECUTION
Ziva Galili (Rutgers University)

 

May 1

BRITISH WAR FACTORIES: WHAT THEY TELL US ABOUT CLASS, GENDER, AND LEISURE IN 1940S BRITAIN

Geoffrey Field (Purchase, SUNY)

 

2004-2005

 

Nov. 22

LAW AND MESSIANIC COUNTERWAR FROM FDR TO GEORGE W. BUSH

Anders Stephanson (Columbia University)

 

Dec. 9

WHY DID THEY TRASH MCDONALD’S:  FRENCH RESISTANCE TO NEO-LIBERAL GLOBALIZATION

Herman Lebovics (Stony Brook, SUNY)

 

Feb. 16

FIORELLO LA GUARDIA AND THE LEFT
Gerald Meyer (Hostos Community College, CUNY)

 

Mar. 2

THE UNITED STATES AND TWO OSTPOLITIKS: DE GAULLE AND WILLY BRANDT

Irwin Wall (University of California, Davis)

 

Apr. 11

GERMANS FROM RUSSIA: THE POLITICAL NETWORK OF A DOUBLE DIASPORA

Renate Bridenthal (Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, CUNY)