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Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House

Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House

An event co-sponsored by the Clements Center, Strauss Center and School of Journalism
Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 | 12:00 pm | LBJ Library Atrium

Peter Baker will be speaking at the LBJ Library on Thursday, October 31st about his new book Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House. The talk will begin at noon and refreshments will be served at 11:30am.

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

A talk co-sponsored by the Clements Center, History Department, LBJ School, and the Institute for Historical Studies
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 | 4:00 pm | GAR 4.100

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman began writing at age 15 as the Publications Coordinator for a women's center in Southern California, where she organized a variety of innovative projects for young people and adults.

Paul Rahe

Paul Rahe

The Primacy of Domestic Policy: A Critique of Hans Morgenthau
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 | 12:15 pm | Eastwoods Room, Texas Union

Sixty-five years ago, Hans J. Morgenthau published a weighty tome, entitled Politics Among Nations, that took the American academy by storm.

The Uses of History in Foreign Policy

An event co-sponsored by the Clements Center, Strauss Center, Sanford School of Public Policy, and Triangle Institute
Thursday, May 16, 2013 | | Duke University

What role do historical knowledge and historical analogies play in decision-making processes in foreign policy? What role should they play? Policymakers and historians alike have long grappled with these questions, but rarely in a sustained or systematic fashion. This conference brings together a group of distinguished scholars and policy practitioners to consider these questions.

The History Behind the Hustle: Petrodollars, Abscam, and the Arab-American Political Activism, 1973-1981

Co-sponsored by the Clements Center and Middle Eastern Studies
| | History Department, First Floor

The sharp spike in the price of oil in the early 1970s provided petroleum-producing countries with enormous revenues--petrodollars--to invest in the global economy. By the second half of the decade, there was widespread fear in the United States that Arab governments, companies, and individuals were using their vast wealth the "buy up America." 

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