Peter L. Hahn

Position: 
Vice President
Academic Organization: 
The Ohio State University

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. Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1945-1961 (University of North Carolina Press, 2004); Empire and Revolution: The United States and the Third World Since 1945 (co-edited with Mary Ann Heiss, Ohio State University Press, 2001); and The United States, Great Britain, and Egypt, 1945-1956: Strategy and Diplomacy in the Early Cold War (University of North Carolina Press, 1991). Peter’s research has been supported by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Truman Library Institute, the John F. Kennedy Library, the Lyndon Johnson Foundation, the Eisenhower World Affairs Institute, the Office of United States Air Force History, and the U.S. Army Center of Military History. He has lectured across the United States and in Britain, France, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, Austria, Russia, and Israel. Peter has served as Executive Director of SHAFR since 2002. He served as associate editor of Diplomatic History in 1991-2002. In 2010, Governor Ted Strickland appointed Peter to a five-year term on the State of Ohio’s War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. E [email protected]