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  • International Ideologies and US Foreign Policy
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    International Ideologies and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Historians discussed ideas that have shaped international ideologies and U.S. foreign policy. Topics included 19th and 20th century religious groups, unilateralism, and the impact of fear…

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  • Evolution of US Foreign Policy
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    Evolution of U.S. Foreign Policy

    Historians explored various themes that have shaped U.S. foreign policy. Topics included relations with Native Americas during colonial times, the exporting of concepts like “progress” and…

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  • America First and Foreign Policy 191445
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    "America First" and Foreign Policy, 1914-45

    During the 1916 presidential election, Woodrow Wilson ran on the slogans, “He Kept Us Out of War” and “America First.” This program from the Miller Center in Charlottesville, Virginia considered the…

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  • Rethinking Grand Strategy
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    Rethinking Grand Strategy

    Five historians talked about foreign policy leaders ranging from Presidents Woodrow Wilson to George H.W. Bush. They each examine key figures of the twentieth century from World War I to the fall of the…

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  • World War II and American Internationalism
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    World War II and American Internationalism

    Historians talk about World War II as a turning point in American foreign affairs, including the war’s influence on America’s internationalist policies.

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  • 1916 Election and Foreign Policy
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    1916 Election and Foreign Policy

    Historians talked about the 1916 re-election of President Woodrow Wilson and U.S. foreign policy. Topics included America’s relations with Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico.

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  • US Strategy During the Cold War
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    U.S. Strategy During the Cold War

    Historian Fredrik Logevall spoke about U.S. Cold War strategy. Professor Logevall argued that many American leaders used alarmist and excessively militant strategies to combat communism, despite what he said was a…

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  • American Foreign Policy and Internationalism
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    American Foreign Policy and Internationalism

    Scholars talked about the motives behind U.S. foreign policy and their relation to imperialism, isolationism, and American exceptionalism. The roundtable discussion was titled "Framing the…

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  • American Power in Historical Perspective
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    American Power in Historical Perspective

    Scholars talked about the history of U.S. foreign policy and the United States' status among the international diplomatic community. They spoke about how and why that status has changed over time, and…

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  • Post Cold War US Foreign Policy
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    Post Cold War U.S. Foreign Policy

    Christopher McKnight Nichols talked about post Cold War U.S. foreign policy, focusing on the period between 1989 and 2001. His class looked at military engagements by the United States…

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