The key events you read about in your morning twitter feed or on your favorite news sites are usually not unique in world affairs. They have a background, a context, that makes them more understandable and often more interesting.
History is about everything that happened before you started reading this course description. And thinking historically means trying to make sense of the new in the context of what human beings have done before. In this lecture series, historians and scholars employing a historical perspective in their work will take you on a behind the scenes tour of current events you thought you knew, with the goal of making you a better observer and analyst of the world around you.
This is a two-credit course designed to show students how thinking historically can help them understand better the key issues in the world around them. The weekly 75-minute meeting begins with a lecture by a specialist with the remaining portion of the session devoted to Q&A and discussion.
For additional information or to RSVP for/watch individual talks, please contact Nisha Julie Zacharia, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martin Klimke / David Ludden Fall 2020 / Tuesday, 4:05-5:20pm:
|September 8, 2020||
Globalization under Threat
|September 15, 2020||
The Current Political Situation in Brazil under Bolsonaro
|September 22, 2020||
Epidemics in China: A History of Capitalism, Colonialism, and Globalization
|September 29, 2020||
The Black Lives Matter Movement in Historical Perspective
|October 6, 2020||
Russia under Putin: Current Domestic and International Perspectives
|October 13, 2020||
Environmental Change in the Arabian Gulf
|October 20, 2020||
Brexit: Nationalism in an International Context
|October 27, 2020||
The 2020 US Presidential Election in Historical Perspective
|November 3, 2020||
Leopold Must Fall: Coming to Terms Belgium’s Colonial Past in the Age of Black Lives Matter
|November 10, 2020||
Atrocity and International Justice: Prosecuting International Crimes
|November 17, 2020||
What Went Wrong in Mali?
|November 24, 2020||
Oil, Socialism, and the Crisis in Venezuela
|December 8, 2020||