Sep
30
Wed
Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

Where: Virtually! Registration required. The link to join us will be emailed with your registration confirmation. We will be using Zoom meetings.

Presenter: George Packer, Author & Journalist

Join us Wednesday, September 30, 2020, for a virtual presentation by author & journalist George Packer, titled, “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century,” based on his book of the same name.

The presentation will take place live on Zoom at 6:00 p.m. EST on 9/30/20, followed by a Q&A with the speaker. The presentation recording will also be shared with members via email following the presentation.

Cost: Free for members (renew or join today!). $20 per presentation for guests. Please register in advance to receive Zoom login information.

About George Packer:

GEORGE PACKER is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, which was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2013 National Book Award. His other nonfiction books include The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq, a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize, and Blood of the Liberals, winner of the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He is also the author of two novels and a play, Betrayed, winner of the 2008 Lucille Lortel Award, and the editor of a two-volume edition of the essays of George Orwell.

Oct
15
Thu
India, Pakistan, and the War over Kashmir
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

When: Thursday, October 15, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

Where: Virtually! Registration required. The link to join us will be emailed with your registration confirmation. We will be using Zoom meetings.

Presenter: Dean Accardi, Assistant Professor of History at Connecticut College

Join us Thursday, October 15, 2020 for a virtual presentation by Dean Accardi titled, “India, Pakistan, and the War over Kashmir.”

The presentation will take place live on Zoom at 6:00 p.m. EST on 10/15/20, followed by a Q&A with the speaker. The presentation recording will also be shared with members via email following the presentation.

Cost: Free for members (renew or join today!). $20 per presentation for guests. Please register in advance to receive Zoom login information.

About Dean Accardi:

Accardi is an Assistant Professor of History at Connecticut College. Accardi is a historian of gender and religion in South Asia and the Islamic World. He is interested in the connections between religious and political practices, institutions and discourses in the early modern and modern world. His research focuses on the gendered ascetic practices of saints revered by both Hindus and Muslims and their use to establish and articulate religious and political power.

His research and teaching highlight how historical and religious narratives constantly reconstruct and deploy the past to serve particular socio-political agendas. His research and teaching also reexamine notions of mutually exclusive religions, hybridity, and syncretism and reconceptualizes relationships between religions and other social and cultural phenomena.

Learn more about Accardi here.

Oct
28
Wed
The Abandonment of the West
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

When: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

Where: Virtually! Registration required. The link to join us will be emailed with your registration confirmation. We will be using Zoom meetings.

Presenter: Michael Kimmage, Professor of History at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.

Join us Wednesday, October 28, 2020, for a virtual presentation by Michael Kimmage, titled, “The Abandonment of the West: The History of an Idea in American Foreign Policy,” based on his book of the same name.

The presentation will take place live on Zoom at 6:00 p.m. EST on 9/30/20, followed by a Q&A with the speaker. The presentation recording will also be shared with members via email following the presentation.

Cost: Free for members (renew or join today!). $20 per presentation for guests. Please register in advance to receive Zoom login information.

About Michael Kimmage:

Michael Kimmage is a professor of history at the Catholic University of America, specializing in the history of the United States, Europe, and Russia. A member of the secretary’s policy planning staff at the US Department of State from 2014 to 2016 and the author of two books, he lives with his wife and two daughters in Washington, DC.