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January 12, 2018 at 9:10 am

Contemporary History Institute Features a Variety of Events This Semester


Sing Tao House, home of the Contemporary History Institute

Sing Tao House, home of the Contemporary History Institute

The Contemporary History Institute announces its public events for the Spring 2018 semester.

Unless otherwise noted, these events are scheduled for Thursdays, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in Baker 242.

On Jan. 18, Dr. Nukhet Sandal, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Global Studies at Ohio University, will talk about her book Religious Leaders and Conflict Transformation: Northern Ireland and Beyond (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

On Jan. 25, as part of the Eisenhower Series College Program, Cols. Edward Kaplan and Eric Crider of the U.S. Army War College will discuss how national security affairs intersect with historical scholarship. They will be leading a group of War College students on a tour of Ohio University.

On Feb. 8, Sandra Scanlon, Lecturer in American History at University College Dublin, will talk about her research on “The Pro War Movement.” Scanlon is the author of a book by the same title (The Pro War Movement) that investigates the interplay of political culture and U.S. foreign policy in the Vietnam War era.

On Feb. 22, Halifa Sallah, special adviser to the President of the Gambia will visit CHI and several other centers and organizations on campus. Sallah has agreed to give a public talk in the CHI speaker series on current events and politics in the Gambia since the 2016 revolution.

On March 8, this year’s Baker Peace Dissertation Fellow, Luke Griffith, graduate student in History, will talk about his doctoral dissertation on U.S. foreign policy and arms control initiatives during the Carter administration.

On April 5, Jacqueline Wolf, Professor of the History of Medicine at Ohio University, will talk about her new book Cesarean Section: An American History of Risk, Technology, and Consequences (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018). This event is jointly hosted by CHI and the History Department’s Faculty Research Seminar series.

On April 19, Michael Doidge, historian at the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, will talk about the history of psychological injury and brain trauma in America’s wars in the 20th and 21st centuries. Doidge also will be available to meet with military students, veterans, and other groups.

This year’s Baker Peace Conference, which addresses the pressing issue of populism and the media from national, local, and international perspectives, is scheduled for Thursday, March 22, (evening keynote address by Ken Stern, former CEO of NPR and author of Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right) and Friday, March 23 (three panels: national media, Ohio perspectives, populism as a global phenomenon). More details will be announced closer to the event.

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