International History

The Georgetown University Institute for Global History and the Mortara Center for International Studies present a series of discussions on global history.

Conveners: Aviel Roshwald, Professor, Department of History; John McNeill, Professor, School of Foreign Service;  Toshihiro Higuchi, Assistant Professor, School of Foreign Service; David Painter, Associate Professor, School of Foreign Service

Schedules from previous years of the seminar can be found here

2016-2017 International History Seminar
The seminar will meet on Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00 in the Mortara Center for International Studies at the corner of N and 36th Streets, NW (3600 N St., Washington, DC). Papers will be pre-circulated among participants, on the understanding that they are drafts, and not to be quoted from or cited without author’s permission. Light refreshments will be served.
 
September 13: Patricia O’Brien (Australian National University), “Showdown in Geneva: Sāmoa, New Zealand and the League of Nations in 1928”
 
 October 4: Kurk Dorsey (University of New Hampshire), “The 1972 US-Soviet Grain Deal: The Unintended Environmental Consequences of Trading with the Enemy”
 
 November 15: Laura Beers (American University), “The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom” 
 
 January 17: Sheldon Garon (Princeton University), "On the Transnational Destruction of Cities: What Japan and the U.S. Learned from the Bombing of Britain and Germany in World War II" 
 
 March 21: Xiaoyuan Liu (University of Virginia), “Did Beijing Let the Dalai Lama Go? An Inquiry into Internationalization of the Tibetan Question”
 
 April 18: Tyler Priest (University of Iowa), “The Deepwater Golden Triangle: The Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, and West Africa in the Global Oil Economy”