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Rothermere American Institute

The Rothermere American Institute is an international centre of excellence dedicated to the interdisciplinary and comparative study of the United States. Bringing together scholars, intellectuals, policy-makers and public figures from around the world, the Institute promotes a greater public and academic understanding of the history, culture and politics of the United States.

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Art Across the Black Diaspora: Visualizing Slavery in America
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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 Creative Commons Joining the Revolution Lyndon Johnson, the modern presidency and the Civil Rights Movement. Sidney M Milkis 07 Mar 2017
6 ‘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
7 “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
8 ‘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
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 America’s Healthcare Crisis: Lessons for Policymakers Gary Lauer (eHealth Inc.) gives a talk on the American Healthcare system Gary Lauer 22 Oct 2014
17 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
18 '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
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 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
26 Panel 2 Keynote Lecture - Preserves Second Keynote lecture for the Art Across the Black Diaspora: Visualizing Slavery in America An International Symposium. Debra Priestly 24 Jul 2013
27 Panel 4 Lecture 3 - Guyana, 1763 and 1960: Art, Memory and Modernism Panel 4 Lecture 3 - African American and Black Diasporic Visual Cultures in Comparative Perspective - Art Across the Black Diaspora: Visualizing Slavery in America An International Symposium. Leon Wainwright 24 Jul 2013
28 Panel 4 Lecture 2 - Could the Master's Tools Dismantle the Master's House? Panel 4 lecture 2 - African American and Black Diasporic Visual Cultures in Comparative Perspective - Art Across the Black Diaspora: Visualizing Slavery in America An International Symposium. Elvan Zabunyan 24 Jul 2013
29 Creative Commons Panel 4 Lecture 1: 'The Greatest Negro Monuments on Earth': Richmond Barthé's Memorials to Toussaint Louverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines Panel 4- African American and Black Diasporic Visual Cultures in Comparative Perspective - Art Across the Black Diaspora: Visualizing Slavery in America An International Symposium. Hannah Durkin 24 Jul 2013
30 Special Lecture at Modern Art Oxford: Lost and Found at the Swop Meet: Betye Saar and the Everyday Object Special Lecture at Modern Art Oxford. Part of the Art Across the Black Diaspora: Visualizing Slavery in America An International Symposium. Lubaina Himid MBE 24 Jul 2013
31 Panel 2 Lecture 3 The After-Image: Frederick Douglass in Twentieth-Century Black Visual Culture Panel 2, Lecture 3 - The Histories, Narratives, and Legacies of Transatlantic Slavery - Art Across the Black Diaspora: Visualizing Slavery in America An International Symposium. Zoe Trodd 24 Jul 2013
32 Creative Commons Panel 2 lecture 2 Uncle Tom and the Problem of 'Soft' Resistance to Slavery Panel 2, Lecture 2 The Histories, Narratives, and Legacies of Transatlantic Slavery - Art Across the Black Diaspora: Visualizing Slavery in America An International Symposium. David Bindman 24 Jul 2013
33 Creative Commons Panel 2 Lecture 1 Slavery, Literature, and the Image of the African American Woman as Public Record Panel 2, Lecture 1 The Histories, Narratives, and Legacies of Transatlantic Slavery - Art Across the Black Diaspora: Visualizing Slavery in America An International Symposium. Fionnghuala Sweeney 24 Jul 2013
34 Creative Commons Panel 1 Lecture 3 - Getting into Character: Encounters with 'Tricksterism' in Contemporary Depictions of the American Slave Plantation Panel 1, Lecture 3 Theorizing Black Diasporic Visual Cultures - Art Across the Black Diaspora: Visualizing Slavery in America An International Symposium. Keith Piper 24 Jul 2013
35 Creative Commons Panel 1 Lecture 2 Playing In the Dark (with the Archive): African Atlantic Artists and Radical Interventions Panel 1, Lecture 2 Theorizing Black Diasporic Visual Cultures - Art Across the Black Diaspora: Visualizing Slavery in America An International Symposium. Alan Rice 24 Jul 2013
36 Panel 1 Keynote Lecture - What goes without saying Panel 1, Lecture 1 Theorizing Black Diasporic Visual Cultures - Art Across the Black Diaspora: Visualizing Slavery in America An International Symposium. Hank Willis Thomas 24 Jul 2013
37 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
38 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
39 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
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 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
44 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