National History Center -- Susan Pedersen ("The League of Nations and the Imperial Order: Contest or Collusion") @ Wilson Center:
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Description of Pictures: We think of the First World War as a European War, but in the Middle East, Africa and the Pacific territories also changed hands. At the Paris Peace conference, the victorious allies reluctantly agreed to administer the former German colonies and Ottoman Middle East provinces under “mandate” from the newly formed League of Nations. This lecture explains what that international regime meant – for the people living in mandated territories; for the League itself; and for the imperial order more generally. It recovers the League’s important role in the end of empire and the emergence of a state-centered world.
Susan Pedersen is Morris Professor of British History at Columbia University. A historian of British and international politics, she has written on subjects ranging from the evolution of welfare states, to the impact of women’s movements, to imperial administration between the wars. The recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and others, in 2014 she delivered the Ford Lectures at Oxford University. Her new book, The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire (Oxford University Press, 2015) has just been awarded the Cundill Prize for Historical Literature.
The seminar is sponsored jointly by the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the Wilson Center. It meets weekly during the academic year. See www.nationalhistorycenter.org for the schedule, speakers, topics, and dates as well as webcasts and podcasts. The seminar thanks the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and the George Washington University History Department for their support.
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Description of Subject Matter: The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars calls itself the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs. The Center establishes and maintains a lively, neutral forum for free and informed dialogue.
The mission of the Center is to commemorate the ideals and concerns of Woodrow Wilson by: providing a link between the world of ideas and the world of policy; and fostering research, study, discussion, and collaboration among a full spectrum of individuals concerned with policy and scholarship in national and world affairs.
Throughout the year, they present free lunchtime and other policy discussions. They are affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution but they are also independent. Their home page is at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/.
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2017_DC_Taubman_171023: National History Center -- William Taubman ("Gorbachev: His Life and Times") w/Svetlana Savranskaya and Michael Dobbs @ Wilson Center (65 photos from 2017)
2017_DC_Breen_170227: National History Center -- Timothy Breen (An Appeal to Heaven) @ Wilson Center (25 photos from 2017)
2020_DC_Blumenthal_200113: National History Center -- Sidney Blumenthal ("The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln: Volumes I-III") @ Wilson Center (38 photos from 2020)
2018_DC_Cashin_180122: National History Center -- Sheryll Cashin ("Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America") @ Wilson Center (44 photos from 2018)
2018_DC_Wilson_Recon2_181009: National History Center -- Panel ("Wilson's Legacy Reconsidered") -- (2) Domestic (w/John Milton Cooper, Kathryn Lavelle, David Wessel, Eric Yellin, and Devin Fergus) @ Wilson Center (46 photos from 2018)
2018_DC_Wilson_Recon_181009: National History Center -- Panel ("Wilson's Legacy Reconsidered") -- (1) Foreign (w/Robert Litwak, Catherine Ashton, Mitchell Reiss, and Trygve Throntveit) @ Wilson Center (29 photos from 2018)
2019_DC_Kim_190930: National History Center -- Monica Kim (" Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History") @ Wilson Center (72 photos from 2019)
2019_DC_Lemay_190225: National History Center -- Kate Clarke Lemay ("Triumph of the Dead: American WWII Cemeteries, Monuments, and Diplomacy in France") @ Wilson Center (58 photos from 2019)
2016_DC_Schneer_160222: National History Center -- Jonathan Schneer ("Ministers at War: Winston Churchill and the War Cabinet") @ Wilson Center (15 photos from 2016)
2018_DC_Ayers_180430: National History Center -- Ed Ayers ("Thin Light of Freedom") @ Wilson Center (58 photos from 2018)
2016 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Seven relatively short trips this year:
two Civil War Trust conference (Gettysburg, PA and West Point, NY, with a side-trip to New York City),
my 11th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including sites in Utah, Nevada, and California),
a quick trip to Michigan for Uncle Wayne's funeral,
two additional trips to New York City, and
a Civil Rights site trip to Alabama during the November elections. Being in places where people died to preserve the rights of minority voters made the Trumputin election even more depressing.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 610,000.