Twentieth Century Politics and Society

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The seminar concerns Europe, the United States, and the non-West. It brings together historians, sociologists, political scientists, literary critics, and other scholars to discuss current research on diverse cultural, social, and political theses, especially those that stimulate comparative perspectives.

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Christopher R. W. Dietrich

Allison Powers

Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.



09/20/2016 Lehman Center, Columbia University
5:00 PM
The Work of Empire: The U.S. Military and Foreign Labor in the Twentieth Century
Justin Jackson, New York University

10/25/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
How the Cold War Really Ended: Beyond the 'Great Man' Interpretations
David Foglesong, Rutgers University

11/15/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Chinese Exclusion and the Making of the Modern American Alien
Beth Lew-Williams, Princeton University

02/07/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Revisiting the Causes of the Iranian Revolution
Ervand Abrahamian, Baruch College, CUNY

03/07/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs since the 1960s
Joshua Davis, University of Baltimore

04/25/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
One Nation Under God: Corporations, Christianity and the Revolt Against the New Deal
Kevin Kruse, Princeton University