December 2014

Dec. 8- Open Session Meeting (State Historical Advisory Committee)

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On Monday, December 8 at 11 am, the State Department Historical Advisory Committee meets in open session at the Department of State.  Those interested in attending should e-mail [email protected].

HAC monitors and advises on the overall process of creating the Foreign Relations of the United States documentary series .  More information about the committee is available on its website.

 

Publication Delayed-FRUS Volume on 1953 CIA Action in Iran

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Historians looking forward to publication of the long-awaited supplemental volume in the Foreign Relations of the United States series covering 1953 CIA actions in Iran will have to continue waiting.  As reported by Steven Aftergood of the FAS Project on Government Secrecy, the planned release of this volume was blocked due to current events.  Per the minutes of the 8 September Historical Advisory Committee, State Department Historian Stephen "Randolph

Fredrik Logevall

Fredrik Logevall is the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of History. He is the author or editor of nine books, including, most recently, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America¹s Vietnam (Random House, 2012), which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for History, the Francis Parkman Prize, and the American Library in Paris Book Award; A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, 9th ed.

Peter L. Hahn

Peter L. Hahn is professor of history and department chair at Ohio State University. He specializes in U.S. foreign relations in the Middle East since 1940. Peter’s publications include Missions Accomplished?: The United States and Iraq since World War I (Oxford University Press, 2011); Historical Dictionary of U.S.-Middle East Relations (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007); Crisis and Crossfire: The United States and the Middle East since 1945 (Potomac Books, 2005); Caught in the Middle East: U.S.

Petra Goedde

Petra Goedde is associate professor of history and associate director of the Center for Humanities at Temple University.  She completed her PhD at Northwestern University in 1995. Her research interests are in U.S. foreign relations, transnational, culture, and gender history.

Paul Kramer

Paul A. Kramer is an Associate Professor of History at Vanderbilt University and author of The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States and the Philippines (UNC Press, 2006), as well as numerous articles, including “Power and Connection: Imperial Histories of the United States in the World,” in the American Historical Review.  His scholarship has been awarded SHAFR’s 2007 Bernath Book Prize, its 2002 Bernath Article Prize, and the Bernath Lecture Prize for 2008, and the Organization of American Historians’ 2007 James A.

Amanda Boczar

Amanda Boczar is a Dissertation Year Fellow at the University of Kentucky. She specializes in the intersections of U.S. in the World with war, culture, gender, sexuality, and memory. Her dissertation examines how Amercan GI sexual encounters with civilian women during the Vietnam War challenged the U.S.-South Vietnamese alliance and altered how each side fought and remembered the war.

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