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Podcasts of lectures and seminars held at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 The long-term implications of President Nixon's healthcare programme A talk on President Nixon's radical new healthcare programme proposed in early 1971. John Price 26 Feb 2019
2 Has American democracy outstripped its institutional foundations? Principles without traction in 21st century governance Winant Lecture in American Government Stephen Skowronek 26 Feb 2019
3 Making Oscar Wilde Making Oscar Wilde reveals the untold story of young Oscar’s career in Victorian England and post-Civil War America. Set on two continents, it tracks a larger-than-life hero on an unforgettable adventure to make his name and gain international acclaim. Michèle Mendelssohn 26 Feb 2019
4 2018 Harmsworth Lecture - War, Race and Anti-Imperialism in Merze Tate’s International Thought Professor Barbara Savage, (Pennsylvania), gives the 2018 Harmsworth lecture. Barbara Savage 19 Nov 2018
5 Creative Commons Politics After God The 2018 Winant Lecture in American Government. David Sehat, Hal Jones 15 Feb 2018
6 Creative Commons The Dream Colony: The Life in Art of Walter Hopps Deborah Treisman, Fiction Editor of The New Yorker, discusses the life and work of American museum director and curator of modern art, Walter Hopps, with visiting professor of American Art, Miguel De Baca Deborah Treisman, Miguel De Baca 13 Nov 2017
7 The Trump Administration and The New Nationalism The Rothermere American Institute’s annual Ambassador John J. Louis Jr. Lecture in Anglo-American Relations given by The Hon. Jamie Rubin, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State. Jamie Rubin 05 Jun 2017
8 Merchants of Death? The Nye Commission, the Business of War, and the Politics of Memory Professor Christopher Capozzola specializes in the political and cultural history of the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present. His research interests are in the history of war, politics, and citizenship in modern American history. Christopher Capozzola 22 May 2017
9 America and the Treaty of Versailles A public lecture for a series on the United States and World War One. Margaret MacMillan 15 May 2017
10 Creative Commons Joining the Revolution Lyndon Johnson, the modern presidency and the Civil Rights Movement. Sidney M Milkis 07 Mar 2017
11 ‘O Say Can You See?’ Art, Propaganda and the First World War A public lecture by Professor David Lubin (Wake Forest University) as part of a series on the history of the United States and World War One. David Lubin 28 Feb 2017
12 “Deeds Not Words”: American Social Justice Movements and World War One A public lecture on the United States and World War One Jennifer Keene 14 Feb 2017
13 ‘Exiled Children’ and the Easter Rising: America and Irish Independence Robert Schmuhl (Notre Dame) gives a talk on the Easter Rising as part of the American History Research Seminar series. Robert Schmuhl 19 Oct 2016
14 Masters of the Seas: Naval Power and the First World War Sir Hew Strachan delivers the first Rothermere American Institute Lecture at the annual Chalke Valley History Festival on 29 June 2016. Hew Strachan 12 Sep 2016
15 The Not So Odd Couple: Richard Nixon and Daniel Patrick Moynihan Mr Price, who joined the staff of the Nixon administration in 1969, working in the Urban Affairs Council, discusses the relationship between Moynihan and Nixon during the Nixon presidency. John Price 09 May 2016
16 The Not So Odd Couple: Richard Nixon and Daniel Patrick Moynihan Mr Price, who joined the staff of the Nixon administration in 1969, working in the Urban Affairs Council, discusses the relationship between Moynihan and Nixon during the Nixon presidency. John Price 09 May 2016
17 American Higher Education: Observations from the Field Robert Scott (President Emeritus, Adelphi University, and RAI), gives a talk for the Rothermere American Institute on the state of American higher education. Robert Scott 28 Oct 2015
18 Anglo-American Relations - The Ambassador John J. Louis Jr. Lecture 2015 The Chancellor of Oxford University, Lord Patten of Barnes, CH, delivers the RAI’s inaugural Ambassador John J. Louis Jr. Lecture in Anglo-American Relations Chris Patten 27 May 2015
19 Combatting Fraud in the US Capital Markets Christopher P. ‘Kip’ Hall (DLA Piper and University of Connecticut) gives a talk on Fraud in American Capital markets. Part of the American Business: Past, Present and Future series. Christopher P Kip Hall 23 Feb 2015
20 American Foreign Policy in the 21st Century The Hon. Christopher Bancroft Burnham, Former US Under Secretary of State and former Under Secretary General of the United Nations, gives a talk for the Rothermere American Institute seminar series Christopher Bancroft Burnham 03 Nov 2014
21 America’s Healthcare Crisis: Lessons for Policymakers Gary Lauer (eHealth Inc.) gives a talk on the American Healthcare system Gary Lauer 22 Oct 2014
22 A Progressive Disease: Is Micro-Regulation Killing America’s ‘Can Do’ Culture? Philip K. Howard (Common Good legal reform coalition) gives a talk for the Rothermere American Institute Phillip K Howard 22 Oct 2014
23 'The "Age of Revolutions" as an Age of Civil Wars' The Sir John Elliott Lecture in Atlantic History 2014 by Professor David Armitage. David Armitage 12 Jun 2014
24 The Futility of Economic Forecasting? Michael Aronstein, President, Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer of Marketfield Asset Management (New York) delivers a lecture in the Institute’s ‘American Business: Past, Present and Future’ series. Michael Aronstein 21 May 2014
25 Creative Commons Kant's little East Prussian Head and Other Reasons why we Write Writer Claire Messud gives the Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters 2014 Claire Messud 20 May 2014
26 Creative Commons Social Sector Dynamics - Opportunities Abound! Chairman and Founder of the Bridgespan Group Thomas J. Tierney gives a talk for the Rothermere American Institute on philanthropy and how many Americans are giving back to society Thomas J Tierney 07 May 2014
27 Nixon the President, Nixon the Man Please note. The final 10 minutes to this podcast are Audio Only. We apologise for the inconvenience. Alexander Butterfield, John Price 25 Mar 2014
28 The Assassination of President Kennedy: 50 years on Godfrey Hodgson and Randall Woods discuss President Kennedy's life in a special event marking the anniversary of his assassination on November 22, 1963. Godfrey Hodgson, Randall Woods 02 Dec 2013
29 The Hopkins Touch: Harry Hopkins and the Forging of the Alliance to Defeat Hitler David Roll's portrait of Hopkins discusses his early life and career, but emphasizes his role alongside FDR (and later Truman) in World War II, making use of previously private diaries and letters. David L Roll 15 Nov 2013
30 Esmond Harmsworth Lecture 2013: Theater in the Age of Twitter The annual Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters, given in May 2013 by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Auburn. David Auburn 16 Oct 2013
31 Creative Commons Paradoxes of State Power in America Professor Gary Gerstle in this 2012 Harmsworth lecture debates the paradoxes of state power in America, seeking to address the paradoxical legacy bestowed by the US Constitution: how can the US be so liberal and illiberal at the same time? Gary Gerstle 05 Dec 2012
32 Creative Commons A Great Deal of Ruin in a Nation In this lecture, Professor Barry Supple (FBA) and Professor Avner Offer (FBA) will analyse the post-war economic development of the United States. Barry Supple, Avner Offer 14 Nov 2012
33 The Triumph of the Humanities Michael S. Malone, journalist, bestselling author, and one of the world's best known technology writers challenges the notion that the humanities are facing a crisis. Michael S. Malone 25 Oct 2012
34 Sabina Murray: Bouncing Across the Plank: Politics, History, and Literary Imagination The Annual Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters, given by award-winning Filipina American screenwriter and novelist, Sabina Murray at the Rothermere American Institute on 13th June 2012. Sabina Murray 25 Jun 2012
35 C.K. Williams: A Life in Poems (2010 Esmond Harmsworth Lecture) The Annual Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters, given by Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner C.K. Williams on 'A Life in Poems' at the Rothermere American Institute on 24th May 2010. C.K. Williams 28 May 2010
36 Standing Neustadt on his Head: The Leadership Style of Dwight D. Eisenhower Fred L. Greenstein (Professor of Politics Emeritus, Princeton University) delivers the 2010 John Lees Memorial Lecture at the American Politics Group conference. Fred Greenstein 05 Mar 2010
37 He's got the whole world in his hands: US History and its discontents in the Obama Era Robin Kelley's inaugral lecture comments on the absence of discussion about race as connected to Barak Obama's presidency, particularly in light of American history and politics. Robin D Kelley 01 Dec 2009
38 Arthur Miller: Un-American (2009 Esmond Harmsworth Lecture) The 2009 Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters, given on 21 May 2009 at the Rothermere American Institute, by Professor Christopher Bigsby, University of East Anglia. Christopher Bigsby 09 Oct 2009
39 Party Balance, Partisan Polarization, and Policy Conflict: The Evolution of American Politics, 1932-2014 The 2015 Winant Lecture in American Government. Byron Shafer is Hawkins Chair of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Byron Shafer 29 Aug 2018