I am from Higgins Beach, in Scarborough, Maine, six miles south of Portland. After spending five years as track announcer at Scarborough Downs, I left to study fulltime in graduate school, where my advisor was Akira Iriye. My B.A. (1988) and Ph.D. (1993) come from Harvard, my M.A. from the University of Chicago (1989). Before coming to CUNY, I taught at Arizona State and Williams; I also have served as a visiting professor at Harvard University and at Tel Aviv University, as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Humanities.
This seminar will explore issues in the contemporary world, aiming to provide a better understanding of likely events in the months to come.
Week 1: US Politics
Week 2: International Affairs
Week 3: Middle Eastern Matters
Week 4: Law & Legal Affairs
- Jonathan Martin, New York Times: @
- Robert Costa, Washington Post: @
- Jon Chait, New York: @
- “Guido Fawkes”: @
- The Economist: @
- Lara Setrakian, World Deeply: @
- Rukmini Callimachi, New York Times: @
- David Horovitz: Times of Israel: @
- Scotusblog: @
- Volokh Conspiracy: @