Youth Makes History

Mar 23, 2012

Lecture at the GHI | Speaker: Akira Iriye (Harvard University)

Akira Iriye is Charles Warren Research Professor of American History at Harvard University. He has written widely on U.S. diplomatic history and is a forceful proponent of the cultural turn in the study of foreign relations. His major publications include The Globalizing of America (1993), Cultural Internationalism and World Order (1997), and Global Community (2002). His talk "Youth Makes History" takes issue with the view that history is an adults-only enterprise and illuminates the ways in which young people have challenged and changed the globally interconnected world as we know it.

This keynote lecture is part of the conference Adolescent Ambassadors: 20th Century Youth Organizations and International Relations, held at the GHI on March 23 and 24.

In cooperation with the Society for the History of Children and Youth