Woodrow Wilson House Speaker Series

Washington, DC - Join the Woodrow Wilson House for our second speaker in a series of conversations about military occupations. In this series, notable historians, curators, and leaders delve into varying aspects of the social movements of the early 20th Century and their relevance today.

July 12, 2023

Join Us In Person

You are invited to an evening conversation with Dr. Mary Habeck at the President Woodrow Wilson House Museum. Dr. Habeck, a leading scholar on military matters, will discuss the current situation in Russia following the attempted Wagner coup focusing on its implications for the U.S. and the world. Join us to learn about this key event in current global affairs. Habeck’s talk will be held in the historic drawing room of former President Wilson who continues to be known for his leading ideas on international relations during World War I. This event is the second in a series of conversations on military occupations. Woodrow Wilson House Advisory Council member, Ambassador Joel Danies will moderate the Q&A.

Dr. Habeck is a strategic planner and an expert on military matters, Russia, Great Power Competition, and extremism. She teaches on these issues at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Georgetown, and American University and is a consultant for various parts of the federal government. From 2005-2013 she was an Associate Professor in Strategic Studies at SAIS, teaching courses on extremism, military history, and strategic thought. Before moving to SAIS, Dr. Habeck taught American and European military history in Yale’s history department, 1994-2005. She received her PhD in history from Yale in 1996, an MA in international relations from Yale in 1989, and a BA in international studies, Russian, and Spanish from Ohio State in 1987.

Dr. Habeck was appointed by President Bush to the Council on the Humanities at the National Endowment for the Humanities (2006-2013), and from 2008-2009 she was the Special Advisor for Strategic Planning on the National Security Council staff, where she worked on extremism.

Her latest book, Knowing the Enemy: Jihadist Ideology and the War on Terror, was published in 2019.


Doors open at 6:00 PM

The program starts at 6:45 PM Q&A: 7:45 - 8:15 PM



Suggested donation.

Register here - Limited seating.


Past Speakers Available on YouTube


Listen to all the past speakers on the Wilson House YouTube Channel:


Kimberly A. Hamlin- “Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener”


Angela P. Dodson- “Remembering the Ladies: Celebrating those who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box”


Rebecca Boggs Roberts- “Suffragists in Washington, DC: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote”


Tina Cassidy- “’Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?’: Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson and the Fight for the Right to Vote”


Erin D. Chapman- “Black Women, Suffrage and Citizenship”


Laura Kumin- “All Stirred Up: Suffrage Cookbooks, Food and the Battle for Women’s Right to Vote”


Korey Garibaldi- “Woodrow Wilson & the Fence: Race, Architecture and Democracy at Princeton”


Garret Peck and Kristoffer Smeno- “A Decade of Disruption: America in the New Millennium”


Joel Danies & Chris Richardson- “Today and Yesterday: The Racial Implications of the Wilsonian

Foreign Service”


Eric S. Yellin- “Racism in the Nation’s Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow

Wilson’s America (Part 1)


Eric S. Yellin- “Racism in the Nation’s Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson’s America (Part 2)


Brenda Jones- “Queens of the Resistance”


Arica Coleman- “That the Blood Stay Pure: African American, Native Americans, and the Predicament

of Race and Identity in Virginia”


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Andrew Philips- “The 1918 Pandemic”


John M. Hamilton- “Manipulating the Masses: Woodrow Wilson and the Birth of American Propaganda”


Jamie Stiehm & Lucy Lang- “The Arc of Suffrage”


Korean Cultural Center and the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company- “The Story and Impact of Korean American Immigration and the Arts”


LaNitra M. Berger- “Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art: Audacities of Color”


Errin Haines- “Errin Haines from The 19th”


Rebecca Boggs Roberts with Heath Hardage Lee- “Edith Wilson: Brave, Beautiful, and Complicated”


Cathleen Cahil- “Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement”


About the Woodrow Wilson House

The President Woodrow Wilson House is a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded, non-profit corporation, helping people protect, enhance and enjoy the places that matter to them. It is dedicated to preserving the historic DC home of President Woodrow Wilson, examining his controversial legacy, and promoting open dialog and honest appraisal of history, in an effort to better understand ourselves as a nation and a people.


The Woodrow Wilson House is regularly open to the public for guided tours, public programs and events, and available for special event rental. Please visit the President Woodrow Wilson House website, Instagram, and Facebook for more information.

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