Harvard Seminar on History and Policy

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 Temkinand Alex Keyssar, Organizers

Please contact Elizabeth Steffen for more information or to be added onto the list.

SPRING 2015

"Accounting, Accountability, and the Struggle for Nation-Building"

Thursday, March 26, 4:10pm

Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein 219

Jacob Soll, Professor of History and Accounting, University of Southern California

Comment: Alex Keyssar, Professor of History and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

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"The History Manifesto"

Thursday, February 12, 4:10pm

WAPPP Cason Conference Room, Taubman 102

David Armitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University

Jo Guldi, Hans Rothfels Assistant Professor of History, Brown University

Comment: Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

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