Past Lectures

2023:  Alexander Keyssar, "The Right to Vote:  The Contested History of Democracy in the United States"

2022:  Summer of Soul, 1969:  A Retrospective, featuring a screening of the Academy Award Winning Film
           "Summer of Soul" and Live Concert by FAU's Commercial Music Program and Music Faculty

2020: Andra Gillespie, "Race and Politics:  The Crossroads of Modern American Political Culture"

2019: Remembering the 1960s and Woodstock, Narrated by Dr. Kelly Shannon and featuring Commerical Music Musicians and Singers |  (View Photo Gallery)

2018:  Lein-Hang T. Nguyen, "Toward a New History of the TET Offensive:  Spies, Allies and Murder in Hanoi"

2017: William H. Chafe,  "The Modern Presidency from Kennedy to Trump:  Intersections of Politics and Personality"

2016: Ambassador Robert "Skipp" Orr "The Evolution of a U.S. Ambassador: Policy and Perspective in a Global Age"

2015: Allida M. Black: "Eleanor Roosevelt and the Battle for Human Rights: 1945 to the Present"

2014: Christopher R. Browning: "Hitler and the Decisions for the Final Solution"

2013: Jeffrey Morton: "The Role of Diplomacy in 20th Century American Foreign Policy"

2012: Lizabeth Cohen "Consuming Our Way to Recovery"

2011: Jacob Hamblin: "The Nuclear Promise: Global Consequences of an American Dream"

2010: Robert Goldberg: "Enemies Within: The Conspiracy Culture of Modern America

2009: Thomas W. Zeiler: "The Greatest Generation in A Good War?: A New Look at Wartime America

2008: Wilson D. Miscamble: "Harry S. Truman, The Bomb, and the Transformation of the U.S. Foreign Policy"
Watch on C-Span!

2007: Nancy F. Cott: "Revisiting the Jazz Age"
(Printed copies available by request.)

2006: Glenda Gilmore: "The Nazis and Dixie: African Americans, Jewish Americans, and Fascism, 1933-1939"
(Printed copies available by request.)

2005: David Goldfield: "Religion and Politics: An American Tradition"
(Printed copies available by request.)

2004: Timothy Naftali: "Blind Spot: Secret History of U.S. Counterterrorism"