Mara Drogan

Visiting Assistant Professor
Siena College
Short Bio: 

I received my PhD with distinction in International, Comparative, and Global History from the State University of New York at Albany. I am currently working on a book manuscript entitled "The New Atomic Diplomacy: Atoms for Peace and the Globalization of Nuclear Technology," which examines the Eisenhower Administration’s plan to share civilian nuclear technology with nations worldwide. Using case studies of US relations with nations in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America, I show that Atoms for Peace marked an important shift in US foreign policy in the mid-1950s. Rooted in the political culture of the period, it represented a new atomic diplomacy that remade the political and technological map through the export of knowledge, fissionable material, and equipment.