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Contemporary History | The Dam that Would Not Die: Yamba, Nov. 14

Philip Brown, portraitThe Ohio University Contemporary History Institute presents Dr. Philip C. Brown discussing “The Dam that would not Die: Yamba” on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 4:30 p.m. in Baker 231. In the present environmentally conscious era—one that is witnessing sustained and successful efforts to decommission dams—Japan continues to build new dams. […]

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Posted on 11/02/2019

GWF and CHI | America in the Asian Pacific, Nov. 19

Michael J. Green, portraitThe George Washington Forum and Contemporary History Institute present Dr. Michael J. Green discussing “America in the Asian Pacific” on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Galbreath Chapel at Ohio University. Green is Director of Asian Studies and Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy at […]

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Posted on 11/02/2019

Graduate Research Series | Lovelace on Problems of Archival Research in the Writing of WWII History, Nov. 20

Alexander Lovelace, portrait in officeOhio University Libraries, Graduate Student Senate and Faculty Senate have partnered to host the Graduate Research Series, an event that gives graduate students the opportunity to share the process of their thesis or dissertation with the public. This event, held each semester, will highlight graduate students Francesca Lamoreux, Mohamed Hassan […]

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Posted on 11/02/2019

CHI and GWF | Brexit in Historical Perspective, Nov. 4

Jeremy Black, portraitThe Contemporary History Institute and the George Washington Forum present Dr. Jeremy Black discussing “Brexit in Historical Perspective” on Monday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. in Baker Theater at Ohio University. Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He studied at Queens’ College Cambridge, St John’s College […]

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Posted on 11/01/2019

Contemporary History | Doing History in Post-Soviet Russia, Oct. 3

Susan Smith-Peter, portraitOhio University alum Dr. Susan Smith-Peter discusses “Doing History in Post-Soviet Russia” on Oct. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Baker Center’s Multicultural Center, room 219. Smith-Peter is Professor of History at City University of New York–College of Staten Island. Her research focuses on Russian history beyond the two capitals of Moscow […]

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Posted on 10/01/2019

Contemporary History | When the World Went South, Oct. 17

Mark Philip Bradley, portraitThe Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University presents Mark Philip Bradley discussing “When the World Went South” on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the Baker Multicultural Center 219. Bradley offers the first major history of the transformative rise of the Global South in the late 20th century and […]

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Posted on 10/01/2019

Elizabeth Evans Baker Lecture | Ambassador Mary Ann Peters, Oct. 24

Mary Ann Peters, portraitThe Contemporary History Institute announces Elizabeth Evans Baker Lecture featuring Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Baker 240. “Peters joined The Carter Center as its chief executive officer Sept. 2, 2014. As CEO, Ambassador Peters provides vision and leadership for The Carter Center […]

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Posted on 10/01/2019

Costa Lecture | Renowned Historian on America Divided in the 1960s and Today, Oct. 30

David Farber, portraitDistinguished History Professor David Farber of the University of Kansas delivers the 42nd annual Costa Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Walter Hall Rotunda on the Ohio University, Athens, campus. His topic is “The End of the 1960s and the Beginning of Today: Radicals, Reactionaries, and Political […]

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Posted on 10/01/2019

Contemporary History Panel | Legacy of Jeane Kirkpatrick’s ‘Dictatorships and Double Standards,’ Oct. 31

Dictatorships and double standards: Rationalism and reason in politics book coverThe Contemporary History Institute announces a panel a panel discussion of the impact and legacy of Jeane Kirkpatrick’s 1979 thesis on “Dictatorships and Double Standards” on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. in Baker 242. The panel features: Dr. Paul Milazzo, Associate Professor of History at Ohio University, introduction Dr. […]

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Posted on 10/01/2019

Contemporary History | Haberski on U.S. Intellectual History, Sept. 12

Raymond Haberski, portrait outdoorsThe Contemporary History Institute hosts a talk by Ohio University alum Raymond Haberski Jr. on U.S. intellectual history on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in Bentley 227. Haberski is Professor of History, Director of American Studies, and Director of the Institute for American Thought at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). […]

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Posted on 09/01/2019