New Summer Courses in International History
The Hertog Global Strategy Initiative of the Department of History is pleased to announce two brand new summer classes in international history: History S3990 and S3991 “Lectures in Global Strategy” is an innovate news class that combines seminar-style discussions with visits from prominent speakers and policymakers. Each week, students will attend a guest lecture by a prominent expert in the field and discuss a related reading assignment with a faculty member. The roster of guest speakers coming this year includes the deputy secretary of state, the Washington bureau chief for the New York Times, and the coordinator of threat reduction program for the Obama administration (for a complete schedule, see http://globalstrategy.columbia.edu/speaker-schedule/). The class meets on Thursday evenings, from 4:00-7:30 p.m.
We’re also offering a more historically oriented course on the Cold War in the nuclear era (History S4595), taught by one of the foremost scholars on the topic, Prof. Anders Stephanson of the Department of History. It meets on Mondays and Wednesdays during the first summer session, from 5:00-7:40 p.m.
For more information, contact Jeff Decker at firstname.lastname@example.org