August 2, 2018 at 9:30 am

Contemporary History Institute Announces Fall Speakers

The Contemporary History Institute is pleased to announce its Fall 2018 talks.

Unless otherwise noted, these begin at 4:30 p.m. and are held in 242 Baker Center.

These events are free and open to the public.

On Thursday, Sept. 13, Bradley Simpson, U.S. foreign relations historian at the University of Connecticut, draws on his expertise in Indonesia as well as other parts of the global south to talk about self-determination in the Cold War era at 4:30 p.m. in Baker 231.

On Thursday, Sept. 27, Ohio University political science professor Jim Mosher – an expert in West European politics, comparative political economy, and international political economy – leads a conversation on trade wars. This event, part of the CHI Conversation series, from 3-4:30 in Baker 231.

On Thursday, Oct. 11, CHI welcomes back three alumni for a panel on the new publication, Routledge History of World Peace since 1750. Christian Peterson, who teaches at Ferris State University in Michigan, and William Knoblauch, who teaches at Finlandia University in Wisconsin, discuss the overarching themes and arguments of the book. Joanna Tague, who teaches at Denison University in Ohio presents on her study on the liberation movement in Mozambique. This panel is jointly presented by CHI, the History Department, and the War and Peace theme at 4:30 p.m. in Bentley 12.

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, war reporter and documentary filmmaker Meg Prior talks about her experiences in Afghanistan and her observations on reporting about war in the 21st century. This talk is jointly presented by CHI and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Baker Center 240/242.

On Thursday, Nov. 15, Ohio University history professor Mirna Zakić talks about her forthcoming article “Hidden in Plain Sight: Jewish Children’s Survival in the Occupied Serbian Banat.” The article is related to research that Zakic conducted for her recently published book Ethnic Germans and National Socialism in Yugoslavia in World War II. Zakic’s talk is jointly presented by CHI and the History Department Faculty Research Seminar series at 4:30 p.m. in Baker 231.

On Thursday, Nov. 29, Amitav Acharya, UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance and Distinguished Professor in the School of International Service at American University, delivers “Is Peace and Cooperation Possible After the Liberal Order?,” the institute’s first Elizabeth Evans Baker Lecture in several decades. The Baker Lecture is presented by the Baker Peace Studies Program and fully underwritten by an endowment of the family of John C. and Elizabeth Evans Baker. The lecture is in Baker Ballroom A at 7:30 pm and open to the public.


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