vintage photo of women suffragettes

The American Political History Seminar seeks to enrich the study of politics by increasing knowledge and understanding of important topics in American history. Over the last several years, IGS has invited both well-established and junior scholars, as well as a number of journalists, to speak on a recent publication relevant to the seminar series. Faculty and graduate student participants are drawn from disciplines such as history, political science, journalism, public policy, law, and business. To maximize the benefit from the visit of each author, copies of the work to be discussed are distributed in advance to participants.

This seminar is closed to the public.

Seminar organizer: Grace Goudiss.

Time: Fridays, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location: 119 Moses Hall (Harris Room)* 

Past Events

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
4:00pm to 6:30pm
Ira Shapiro will speak on his book, The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis. Journalists have called the U.S. Senate an empty chamber; politicians have lamented that the institution is broken—yet the Senate was once capable of greatness. Senators of the 1960s and '70s overcame southern...