Plenary: The First Hundred Days: Priorities for a New US President
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Harvard University
Margaret O'Mara, University of Washington
Kenneth Pomeranz, University of Chicago
Sean Wilentz, Princeton University
In this plenary session, historians will address some of the pressing international and domestic issues that a new administration will have to face almost immediately.
Panelists include Nathan Citino, associate professor and Middle East expert, Rice University, whose forthcoming book is Envisioning the Arab Future: Modernization in U.S.-Arab Relations, 1945-1967; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Harvard University, author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern America; Margaret O'Mara, University of Washington, an American historian whose most recent book is on Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections that shaped the Twentieth Century; Kenneth Pomeranz, University of Chicago China expert and former AHA President who is the author of the much acclaimed book on The Great Divergence: China, Europe and the Making of the Modern World Economy; and Sean Wilentz of Princeton University, contributing editor to the New Republic and a frequent contributor to the New York Times, LA Times, New York Review of Books, and other publications.