William C. Wohlforth

Please note that the date for this event has changed. It will now take place on October 13.

Here’s your chance to gain historical perspective on nine major events when the nation felt threatened by those within its borders. A new exhibit at the Chicago History Museum, Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America, covers spies from the War of 1812 to present day, with a focus on events of the 20th century like Pearl Harbor, the “days of rage” during the Vietnam War and civil rights era, and the Oklahoma City Bombing. Ending with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001; Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs invites each of us to consider how to strike the right balance between security and freedom in the 21st century.

This exclusive event begins with a talk by William C. Wohlforth, Daniel Webster Professor of Government. Professor Wohlforth will discuss the still-emerging history of Soviet “active measures” to influence domestic politics in the U.S., as well as American responses to these efforts — key background to current concerns about Russian activities in the 2016 election. After the talk, enjoy time to view the exhibition along with a reception with appetizers and a cash bar serving beer and wine. Each guest will receive one complimentary drink ticket.

6 p.m.          Registration
6:15 p.m.    Lecture in the Robert R. McCormick Theater (first floor)
7:30 p.m.    Reception in the Chicago Room and time to view exhibition (second floor)
10 p.m.       Event concludes

Alumni                                                              $65
Young Alumni (Classes of 2007-2017)       $55

Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Map of Museum 

This event is hosted by Dartmouth Alumni Relations in partnership with the Dartmouth Club of Chicago. To learn more about Dartmouth on Location programs, please contact us at 603-646-9159 or ar.ace@dartmouth.edu.