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The Harvard Seminar on History and Policy is a forum for lectures and workshops that examine the relationship between our interpretation of the past and our approach to policy issues. Typically, each meeting features a presentation by an invited scholar whose cutting edge historical work-in-progress is informed by, or seeks to influence, ongoing policy debates. The aim of the seminar is to bring historical perspective to bear on the work and challenges facing policy makers, and to foster more awareness among historians of how their work can inform contemporary public concerns.
Moshik Temkin and Alex Keyssar, Organizers
Please contact Gina Abbadessa for more information or to be added onto the list.
Seminar schedule, subject to change
Seminar cohosted with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Nicholas Cull, Professor of Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California
"Waiting for Public Diplomacy 2.0: The Slow Digital Dawn in U.S. Diplomacy"
Comment: Archon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship, Harvard Kennedy School
Greg Grandin, Professor of History, New York University
"What Does it Mean to Lose Latin America? A Long View of US-Latin American Relations"
Comment: Candelaria Garay, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
This event will be rescheduled
Special Event: "What Should Foreign Policy Makers Learn (or not) From History?"
Stephen Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Charles Maier, Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Harvard University
Marilyn Young, Professor of History, New York University
Michael Ignatieff, Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School