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  • American Experience With War and Death
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    American Experience With War and Death

    Professor Mary Dudziak delivered the keynote address at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations annual conference. In her talk, Professor Dudziak looked at how Americans have…

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  • Roundtable Discussion on emProtestants Abroadem
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    Roundtable Discussion on Protestants Abroad

    Historians talked about Professor David Hollinger’s soon to be published book, Protestants Abroad: How Missionaries Tried to Change the World but Changed America. In his book, Professor…

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  • Emotion in Foreign Policy
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    Emotion in Foreign Policy

    Historians look at emotion in foreign policy and the role it played in the career of Cold War diplomat George F. Kennan, one of America’s strongest advocates for using a containment policy…

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  • Historians Discuss Use of Law in Conflict and War
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    War, Law, and Restraint

    Professors talked about how the law is used during conflict. They cited examples from the American Civil War, the world wars, and recent international conflicts as they questioned whether…

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  • Cold War US and Soviet Aid to India
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    Cold War U.S. and Soviet Aid to India

    Professor David Engerman talked about the development aid directed to India by both the U.S. and Soviet Union in a Cold War competition to better relations with that country. Professor…

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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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  • Chinese Americans in China During World War II
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    Chinese Americans in China During World War II

    Professor Charlotte Brooks talked about why many Chinese Americans returned to China before and after World War II. She was interviewed at the Society for Historians of American Foreign…

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  • Discussion on President Franklin Roosevelt and Greenland
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    President Franklin Roosevelt and Greenland

    Dawn Berry talked about the importance of Greenland during World War II. She was interviewed at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations 2015 annual meeting in Arlington,…

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  • Discussion on Normalization of Relations with Vietnam
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    Normalization of Relations with Vietnam

    Amanda Demmer talked about the process and timeline of the normalization of diplomatic relations with Vietnam after the war. She was interviewed at the Society for Historians of American…

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  • Discussion on James Monroe and Foreign Policy
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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 Foreign…

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  • Discussion on Guns Capitalism and Revolutions in the Americas
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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 the…

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  • Discussion on President Ronald Reagans Foreign Policy
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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,…

    490 views
  • Immigration and the HartCeller Act
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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…

    315 views
  • CIA and the Press
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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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  • Black Internationalism in the 1940s
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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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  • 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
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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 fall…

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  • Origins of the Iraq War
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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 was hosted…

    282 views
  •  The Origins of the Bush Doctrine
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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 Doctrine and how a policy of…

    546 views
  • The Historical Legacy of September 11 2001
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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 terror” has changed evaluations of…

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  • The US and War in the 21st Century
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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 than a continuation, a state…

    454 views
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