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Article on planning for nuclear war makes cover of December AHR

New Columbia University Seminar on Big Data and Digital Scholarship

Hertog Global Strategy Initiative brings leading experts and policymakers on religious violence to New York City

Algerian lessons for the Syrian resistance

Connelly speaks at French Senate on 50th Anniversary of Algerian War

Connelly interviewed for Special Issue of Le Monde

Interview on Radio France International on the need for both France and Algeria
to Confront their Past

A Diplomatic Revolution Ten Years Later

Connelly speaks in Algiers on how Algeria Liberated France

Connelly debates UN priorities with UNFPA director

Connelly on PRI's The Takeaway with John Hockenberry

Washington Post on How World Population Grows, and Grows Old

Foreign Policy Magazine on UN's What-If Population Scenarios

BBC News on History of Population Control

Connelly hosts 3-part BBC Radio documentary "Controlling People," on history and future of population
control

Science reports on “youth bulge” debate

Radio France features week of debates and interviews on the Algerian war

Connelly interviewed on France 24 about L’Arme secrete du FLN

 

 

 

International and Global History since World War Two

In this lecture course students examine international and global history from a particular point of view: how have Americans tried to shape the world, and how have they, in turn, been shaped by their encounters? This includes conflict and cooperation with other states in the Cold War, decolonization, and regional crises. But the course also analyzes how non-governmental organizations, cross-border migration, new means of communication, and global markets are transforming the international system as a whole. Each week focuses on a period in post-war history then turns to a broader trend that shaped the contemporary world.


The Future, as History

This undergraduate seminar explores how people have thought about their future and tried to change it. It examines the philosophical aspects of studying history and the future, and how they are related. It begins with the origins of future thinking in eschatology and millenarian movements, the enlightenment challenge to revelation and religious authority, and fictional accounts of utopia and dystopia. Classic texts and scholarly analyses will illuminate modern approaches to the future, such as socialism, imperialism, and “modernization” theory, and areas where they have had a particular impact, including urban planning, eugenics, and space exploration.

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The End of Empires

This undergraduate seminar will explore a range of perspectives on the encounter between Europe and the “Third World” in the 20th century. It will investigate historical controversies on the nature of imperialism, decolonization, and neo-colonialism through both scholarly works and fictional accounts. After a close study and spirited discussion students offer their own analyses of a particular aspect of decolonization or post-colonial society.

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Approaches to International and Global History

This course introduces graduate students to the issues and conceptual possibilities of approaching history from an international or global perspective. It will survey historiographies and methodologies, including civilizational approaches, comparative histories, and world systems theory.  It will address specific problems, such as how to rethink area divisions rooted in the Cold War and colonial eras, and how to think about periodization on a global scale. It will also emphasize examples of research that provide viable models for graduate research, such as studies on migration, technology, trade, diplomacy, international organizations, and war. The goal is to encourage students to consider research that can illuminate large scale historical processes, engage in comparative and cross-cultural histories, or explore geographically dispersed phenomena such as environmental processes, international politics, transnational networks, borderlands and oceanic regions.

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