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Theodore Roosevelt, Joseph Cannon, members of the Republican Nomination Committee, and guests in front of Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, N.Y., 4 August 1904.

Public Domain/Underwood & Underwood

Seminar - Open to the Public

Roosevelt and Russia: The 1904 Presidential Campaign

Thu., Apr. 21, 2022 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Online

Speaker: Andrew Porwancher, Ernest May Fellow in History & Policy, International Security Program

As Theodore Roosevelt launched his re-election bid for the White House, Russian-American relations took center stage. Russia was then denying visas to U.S. passport–holders of Jewish faith, and the "Passport Question" became a critical issue for Jewish voters. This seminar will explore Roosevelt's strategic, and often secretive, campaign to leverage diplomacy at the ballot box.

Everyone is welcome to join us online via Zoom! Please register in advance for this seminar:
https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qfu6trToiHtFzUuzqYHFQjRDWxl98jzMg 

Political cartoon by Louis Dalrymple depicting Theodore Roosevelt as 'The World's Constable,' standing between Europe and Latin America with a truncheon labeled 'The New Diplomacy.'

Public Domain/Louis Dalrymple

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Bull Moose and the Bear: Theodore Roosevelt and the Deep Origins of Russian Disinformation

Thu., Feb. 25, 2021 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Online

Speaker: Andrew Porwancher, Ernest May Fellow in History & Policy, International Security Program

During Theodore Roosevelt's presidency, Jews in the Russian Empire were subjected to brutal pogroms that claimed thousands of lives. Americans rallied behind the embattled Jewish community and pressed Roosevelt to take action on the global stage. Russia, in turn, fed lies to the press in the United States in a bid to manipulate the public and the president. This seminar explores this little-known episode in U.S. history and considers its implications for Russian-American relations today.

Everyone is welcome to join us via Zoom! Register before the seminar here:
https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkceigqzkqG9A2-Hs9abdZvs09WSov1leh C