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Day One—Friday, March 2, 2018


8:00 AM Breakfast and registration
9:00 AM Welcome and opening remarks
Niall Ferguson
9:15 – 10:00 AM Session 1: Undead Rome: the Decline, Fall and Afterlives of the Roman Empire?
Presenter: Tom Holland
Commentator: Peter Frankopan
Chair: Niall Ferguson
10:00 – 10:45 AM Session 2:Is Trumpism Merely Populism revisited?
Presenter: Eric Rauchway
Commentator: Daniel Sargent
Chair: Niall Ferguson
10:45 AM Break
11:15 – 12:00 PM Session 3: The China Story
Presenter: Frank Dikötter
Commentator: Arne Westad
Chair: Robert Zoellick
12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch
Discussion with Aaron O’Connell and Fredrik Logevall: Déjà Vu All Over Again? Vietnam, Afghanistan and the Search for Lessons in History
Chair: Graham Allison
1:30 – 2:15 PM Session 4: The Ecological Origins of Economic and Political Systems
Presenter: Stephen Haber
Commentator: Ian Morris
Chair: Peter Frankopan
2:15 – 3:00 PM Session 5: Kicking Away the Ladder? Cryptocurrencies in Historical Perspective
Presenter: Tyler Goodspeed
Commentator: Barry Eichengreen
Chair: Michael Bordo
3:00 PM Adjourn
4:45 - 5:45 PM Tour of Hoover Archives
Eric Wakin
5:45 – 6:30 PM Session 6: Is Putin's Russia a Potemkin Power? Leadership, Succession and Russian Foreign Policy
Presenter: Christopher Miller
Commentator: Stephen Kotkin
Chair: Amir Weiner
6:30 – 7:30 PM Reception
7:30 – 9:30 PM Dinner


Day Two—Saturday, March 3, 2018


8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 – 9:45 AM Session 7: The History of the Future
Presenter: Matthew Connelly
Commentator: Christopher Clark
Chair: Mary Sarotte
9:45 – 10:30 AM Session 8: Thinking Historically: A Cold War Historian's Reflection on Policy
Presenter: Francis Gavin
Commentator: Marc Trachtenberg
Chair: Arne Westad
10:30 AM Break
11:00 – 11:45 AM Session 9: How Might 21st-Century Deglobalization Unfold?
Presenter: Stefan Link
Commentator: Norman Naimark
Chair: Marc Trachtenberg
11:45 – 12:30 PM Session 10: Same As It Ever Was: The History of Inequality and Mobility
Presenter: Gregory Clark
Commentator: Glen O’Hara
Chair: Harold James
12:30 PM Lunch
Discussion with Philip Zelikow and Robert Zoellick: Applied History in Washington since c. 2000
1:30 – 2:15 PM Session 11: Wine and Winning: From Muhammad to the Islamic State, a Tangled Relationship
Presenter: David Cook
Commentator: Emile Simpson
Chair: Sean McMeekin
2:15 – 3:00 PM Session 12: Defeating an Idea: What the Cold War Can Teach Us About How States Fight Ideologies
Presenter: Jeremy Friedman
Commentator: John Bew
Chair: Philip Zelikow
3:00 PM Adjourn