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    Reagan's Foreign Policy

    James Graham Wilson talked about Reagan and Gorbachev during the Cold War. He was interviewed at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations 2015 annual meeting in Arlington,…

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    James Monroe and Foreign Policy

    Cassandra Good talked about James Monroe’s works as a diplomat in Europe and his international policies as president. She was interviewed at the Society for Historians of American…

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    Immigration and the Hart-Celler Act

    Maria Cristina Garcia talked about how the 1965 Hart-Celler Act changed American immigration policy. She was interviewed at the Society for Historian of American Foreign Relations 2015…

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    Black Internationalism in the 1940s

    Keisha Blain talked about African American efforts to create international organizations to work against racism. She was interviewed at the Society for Historians of American Foreign…

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    CIA and the Press

    David Hadley talked about the creation of the CIA and the changing relationship between agents and reporters. He was interviewed at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations…

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    Guns, Capitalism, and Revolutions in the Americas

    Brian DeLay talked about the evolution of the American arms trade during the American Revolution and how it also aided the Haitian and Spanish Revolutions that followed. He spoke about…

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    Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Panelists at a 25th anniversary event for the fall of the Berlin Wall talked about the lasting lessons of the event that altered world politics. Constructed in 1961, the wall began to…

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    Origins of the Iraq War

    Panelists talked about the roots of the 2003 Iraq War. Participants spoke about the justifications for the invasion by examining declassified and captured documents. This program…

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    The Origins of the Bush Doctrine

    Andrew Bacevich talked the post September 11, 2001, doctrine of preventive war - also sometimes called “The Bush Doctrine.” Professor Bacevich addressed the origins of the Bush…

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    The Historical Legacy of September 11, 2001

    Approaching the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a panel of historians reflected on the effect on American foreign policy and how the “war on…

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    The U.S. and War in the 21st Century

    Marilyn Young talked about her findings as a teacher and a scholar about the wars of the 20th and 21st centuries. She had concluded that this progression of wars was less a progression…

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    Government Secrets

    A panel discussion was held on how a democracy balances the public’s right to know against the need for preserving national security. Historians from the State Department and…

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    Empires of the Senses

    Professor Andrew Rotter talked about how the senses influenced human interactions during the imperial period of the 19th and 20th centuries. “Empires of the Senses: How Seeing,…

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    After War Intervention

    Historians discussed the aftermaths of wars. Andrew Rotter moderated. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Paul Kramer talked about “The…

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    Intelligence and Strategy

    Professor Immerman talked about modern-day U.S. presidents and their reliance on their personal set of beliefs rather than classified intelligence to formulate foreign policy. Topics…

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    Biography and the Study of U.S. Foreign Relations

    As part of the society’s annual conference, panelists who have written for the biography series discussed diplomatic biographies in the Biographies in American Foreign Policy series,…

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