Upcoming Events

AL MANN LECTUREThis year's 2023 Al Mahn Lecture features Dr. Alissa Walter, who will discuss The 20th Anniversary of the US War in Iraq: Perspectives from Iraqi History. The lecture is on Monday May 1st, from 4:30-6:30pm in the Wyckoff Auditorium

Monday, May 1st, Reception 4-4:30 pm, Lecture 4:30-6 pm, in the Wyckoff Auditorium.

Alissa Walter is an Associate Professor of History at Seattle Pacific University. Her research focuses on state-society relations in modern Iraqi history and Baghdad urban history. She is currently completing a book manuscript, Contested City: State-Society Relations in Baghdad through Wars, Sanctions, and Authoritarian Rule, 1950-2011.

This lecture is free and open to everyone. Questions? Contact Hazel Hahn at


Past Events

 A Conversation with Rebecca Sacks

Tuesday, June 1 at 11:30

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Jewish-American author Rebecca Sacks will be discussing her critically acclaimed first book City of a Thousand Gates (HarperCollins, 2021) in Dr. Nova Robinson's UCOR 1400: Arab-Israeli Conflict course. The book explores life in the occupied West Bank and reveals the power of literature to encourage empathy and understanding. Students and faculty are welcome to join the conversation. RSVP to receive access to the chapter that will be discussed with Sacks, which is about masculinity in Israel. 

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Placental Politics: Indigenous Feminist Historiography, CHamoru Women’s Activism, and U.S. Military Colonialism in Guam.

Monday, May 24, 2021 5-7 pm PST

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Dr. Christine DeLisle, author of Placental Politics: CHamoru Women, White Womanhood, and Indigeneity under U.S. Colonialism in Guam (forthcoming). Dr. DeLisle is Associate Professor of American Indian Studies at University of Minnesota. Forthcoming, UNC Press.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021  5:50-7 PST

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This is the final part of a three-part panel series organized by the Seattle University History Department.


  • Dr. Saheed Adejumobi: Race, Empire and the Legacies of Aborted Revolutions 
  • Dr. Tom Taylor: “The Fate of any Revolution Hangs Upon the Disposition of the Army”-  The Revolutionary Lessons of Leon Trotsky 
  • Dr. Aldis Purs: Teaching Coups amidst Coups 
  • Moderated by Nova Robinson 

All are welcome to this free event.  


  • Dr. Saheed Adejumobi specializes in African and African American History, and African Diaspora intellectual and cultural traditions.  He also works on China-Africa international and cultural relations.  
  • Dr. Tom Taylor is a world historian specializing on travelers.  He recently completed an article:  The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Person: Jan Kozlowski and the Russian Revolution.  
  • Dr. Aldis Purs is the author of three books on modern Baltic history. He has taught at seven universities in Latvia, U.S. and Canada and was a Research Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington D.C.    
  • Dr. Nova Robinson is an Assistant Professor of History and International Studies. Her research focuses on Syrian and Lebanese women’s activism in the early twentieth century.   


Any questions? Contact Dr. Tom Taylor at 


Tuesday, February 2, 2021  5:50-7 PST

In the wake of the George Floyd murder, the COVID virus and electoral politics, protests have become an ever-present experience across the US and the world. This panel explored historical examples of protests and assessed their effectiveness as agents of change.


  • Dr. Michael Dean: Comparing Antifascisms: Successes and Failures
  • Dr. Hazel Hahn: From Tiananmen Square to the Capitol: Urban Planning, Architecture and Protests
  • Dr. Dan Dombrowski: What is Civil Disobedience? Some Lessons from Gandi and MLK


  • Michael Dean, Ph.D, researches and teaches with emphases on globalization, colonization, and social movements.  
  • Hazel Hahn, Ph.D, is the author of Scenes of Parisian Modernity and editor of Cross-Cultural Exchange and the Colonial Imaginary: Global Encounters via Southeast Asia. 
  • Dan Dombrowski, Ph.D, is the author of twenty books, including Whitehead's Religious Thought: From Mechanism to Organism, From Force to Persuasion and Process Philosophy and Political Liberalism: Rawls, Whitehead, Hartshorne. 
  • Henry Kamerling, Ph.D, is the author of Capital and Convict: Race, Region, and Punishment in Post–Civil War America. 



Wednesday, October 21, 3:45-5 p.m.

This event was the first of a three-part series over the 2020-21 academic year. This event examined some key historical elections and their lessons and implications for the 2020 Presidential Election. Short presentations were followed by questions, commentaries and conversation.


  • Dr. Nova Robinson: Votes for Women: A (Brief) History of Voter Suppression in the USA
  • Dr. Heath Spencer: State and National Elections in Weimar Germany: A Cautionary Tale
  • Dr. Henry Kamerling: Our Traditions Will Not Save Us: Trump’s Norm-Shattering Presidency







  • H. Hazel Hahn, PhD


  • Melissa Poquiz

    Administrative Assistant