Twentieth Century Politics and Society

  • Founded
    1992
  • Seminar Number
    555

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.

Seminar Website


Chair
Professor Christopher R. W. Dietrich
cdietrich2@fordham.edu

Rapporteur
Peter Slezkine
pas2186@columbia.edu


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

Welcome

Meetings

10/17/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Living and Dying in International Law: Austria-Hungary in the Legal History of Decolonization
Natasha Wheatley, Princeton University
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11/14/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Ralph Ellison Was Right About An American Dilemma (1944)
Maribel Morey, Clemson University and Carnegie Foundation
Abstract




01/30/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Iran in Motion: Encountering the Trans-Iranian Railway
Mikiya Koyagi, New York University




02/20/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Against ‘Isolationism’: How Americans Learned to Stop Worrying and Police the World
Stephen Wertheim, Cambridge University




04/17/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
‘American Exceptionalism’ & U.S. Foreign Policy Discourse: From Cold War Triumphalism to the Dawn of Trumpism
John Fousek, New York University