History Matters

  • WHY TRUMP? WHY NOW? (FALL 2017)

    WHY TRUMP?  WHY NOW?

    The rise of Donald J. Trump has excited millions of Americans and frightened millions of others.  What explains the New Yorker’s rise? Why at this time? Precursors in U.S.
    history? Parallels elsewhere?
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    Speakers:  Professor Ying Jia Tan, Dean Marc Eisner, Professor Ronald Schatz, Professor Victoria Smolkin

    Wednesday, September 28, 2017, 4:30 P.M., PAC 001
  • I ALONE CAN FIX THIS: THE GLOBAL SURGE OF POPULIST (FALL 2017)

    I Alone Can Fix This:  The Global Surge of Populist Aythoritariamism Read More

    Faculty Forum:  Joan Cho (College of East Asian Studies), Taisu Zhang (Yale Law School), Sarah Wiliarty (Government), Ronald Schatz (History), William Johnston (History)

    November 21, 2017

  • SCOTLAND VOTES…THE END OF THE UK? (FALL 2017)

    Lunch talk sponsored by History and Center for Public Life:

    SCOTLAND VOTES…THE END OF THE UK? Read More
    After 300 years of union, Scotland is on the brink of secession.  Why has this come to pass?  Does it make sense for Scotland to become an independent country?  What does history predict about the outcome of the referendum?
     
    Professors Alice Kelly (History), Peter Rutland (Government), and Jennifer Tucker (History) will discuss the Scottish vote through the lenses of history and policy. Lunch will be served.
     
    Tuesday, September 16, 2017 12-Noon, PAC 421
  • FAKE NEWS: THEN AND NOW (SPRING 2017)

    FAKE NEWS:  THEN AND NOW Read More
    Speakers:  Courtney Fullilove, Ying Jia Tan, and Erik Gimmer-Solem

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - PAC 004 - 4:30 P.M.