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April 2019

Jacob Soll, “The Reckoning: Intellectual History and an Unexpected Journey into Contemporary Politics,”

April 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bunche 6275, Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles,
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Jacob Soll (USC), "The Reckoning: Intellectual History and an Unexpected Journey into Contemporary Politics," The Historian in Society Lecture Series Jacob Soll (USC History) Monday, April 22, 5:00-7:00 pm Bunche 6275 RSVP: rsvpluskin@history.ucla.edu In 2014, Jacob Soll published The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations. Quite unexpectedly, the book became a central tool in public financial politics in Europe, in particular, the Greek Debt crisis. Professor Soll works closely with the Greek government, the European Commission, the Portuguese…

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Lonnie Bunch – “”The Power of the Past through the Creation of the Museum”

April 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Fowler Museum, 308 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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"The Power of the Past through the Creation of the Museum" The Historian in Society Lecture Series Lonnie Bunch, Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture Director Bunch joins the Luskin Center for History and Policy to discuss the role of the historian in shaping today’s society. Director Bunch has been the director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture since 2005. He has written widely on topics in American history, including the Black military…

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March 2019

Martha Jones, “Birthright Citizens: Bringing the Past to the Present in Troubled Times”

March 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bunche 6275, Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles,
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Martha Jones (Johns Hopkins), "Birthright Citizens: Bringing the Past to the Present in Troubled Times," The Historian in Society Lecture Series Martha Jones (Johns Hopkins History) March 6, 2019, 4:00-6:00 History Department Conference Room (Bunche 6275) RSVP: lindsayking@ucla.edu

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November 2018

Black History in Dark Times: Reflections of an Historian Featuring Peter James Hudson

November 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bunche 6275, Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles,
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“Black History in Dark Times: Reflections of an Historian” Historian in Society Lecture Series Peter James Hudson, UCLA Departments of African American Studies and History First published in 1938 as the dark clouds of fascism amassed over Europe, CLR James’ classic study The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution, described the efforts of enslaved Africans to found a Black Republic – Haiti – at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Yet it was written with another historical…

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