Please note Brian Platt's e-mail attached below.  I strongly suggest 
that if you are a 20th century U.S. history student that you take this 
opportunity to meet this Friday with one of the most eminent scholars in 
your field.  These can prove to be very important meetings for graduate 
students, and they don't happen that often.  (I myself greatly benefited 
from a similar meeting with Stephen Kotkin, a star in the Soviet field, 
at the stage when I was conceptualizing my dissertation project.)

If you will attend, please RSVP to Brian Platt ([log in to unmask]).