July 2014

SHAFR 2014 Presidential Address, "Structure, Contingency, and the Vietnam War," by Fredrik Logevall

"Structure, Contingency, and the Vietnam War"
The 2014 SHAFR Presidential Address, given on Friday, June 20, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky

Fredrik Logevall is SHAFR President and the Stephen and Madeline Anbinder Professor of History and Vice Provost for International Affairs, Cornell University.

H-Diplo Roundtable on "America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East"

Acording to Mary Ann Heiss in the introduction to this H-Diplo roundtable, Hugh Wilford’s America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East "provides the first sustained, archivally based examination of Washington’s covert efforts to both mold the Middle East in ways that conformed to U.S. interests and shape U.S. public opinion regarding the region, particularly concerning Palestine.

June 2014

Members present: Tim Borstelmann, Robert Brigham, Carol Chin, Christopher Dietrich, Penny Von Eschen, Kristin Hoganson, Fredrik Logevall (presiding), Alan McPherson, Michael Sherry, Sarah Snyder, Marilyn Young

Others present: Jeffrey Crean, Nick Cullather, Mary Dudziak, Anne Foster, David Hadley, Peter Hahn, Andrew Johns, Lien-Hang Nguyen, Chester Pach, Andrew Preston, Jennifer Walton

Business Items

1) Announcements

Secondary Education

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