January 2017

Hal Marc Friedman

Hal M. Friedman is Associate Chair of History and Professor of Modern History at Henry Ford College, Dearborn, Michigan. He has published a trilogy on US national security policy in the immediate postwar Pacific and is currently completing another trilogy on the transition of the US Naval War College from the Pacific War to the Cold War in the Pacific in the same time period. He is also a Graduate Senior Instructor in Norwich University's online Master of Arts in History Program, an Adjunct Lecturer of Strategy and Policy in the U.S.

Patrick Michael Kirkwood

A Belfast-born Scot. Ph.D. from Central Michigan University in Imperial History (2016). Faculty Member @ MCC-Blue River, where I teach US and World history. I write on inter-imperial exchanges focused on the American and British empires in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. So far I've been published in the Michigan Historical Review, Civil War History, and the Journal of World History.

Maurice Jr. Marc Labelle

Dr. Maurice Jr. M. Labelle specializes in the interconnected histories of Arab decolonization, postcolonialism, and US-Middle East Relations. More specifically, he is most interested in historicizing the Palestinian-American public intellectual Edward Said, his political activism, as well as his influential anti-imperial critique of the United States--most famously outlined in his seminal 1978 book, Orientalism. Dr.

Ekavi Athanassopoulou

Ekavi Athanassopoulou (MA, PhD, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) is Assistant Professor of International Relations, University of Athens. Research Associate of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) (1999-). Author of: Strategic Relations between the U.S. and Turkey: 1979-2000; Turkey: Anglo-American Security Interests, 1945-1952: The First Enlargement of NATO; A Triangular Relationship, The U.S., Turkey and Israel, 1948-2010 (in preparation).

Laura A. Belmonte

Laura Belmonte, a history professor at Virginia Tech, began her tenure as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences on August 1, 2019. Belmonte had most recently served as associate dean for instruction and personnel in the College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University. There she had previously served as director of the American Studies Program, which she co-founded; head of the Department of History; and a co-founder of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program. 

Robert K. Brigham

Robert K. Brigham, Shirley Boskey Professor of History and International Relations, joined the Vassar College faculty in 1994. He is a specialist on the history of U.S. foreign policy, particularly the Vietnam War. Brigham is author or co-author of nine books, including Iraq, Vietnam, and the Limits of American Power (PublicAffairs, 2008); Is Iraq Another Vietnam? (PublicAffairs, 2006); Argument Without End: In Search of Answers to the Vietnam Tragedy (PublicAffairs, 1999), written with former Secretary of Defense Robert S.

Christopher Roy William Dietrich

Chris Dietrich's research and writing emphasize U.S. diplomatic history, the history of twentieth century American political thought, and the history of international politics. He finds particular interest in the relationship between ideas and power on global, national, and local scales. His work has covered the oil policies of the United States and the OPEC nations, U.S. national security and energy security, the political and intellectual networks of the international community, and decolonization in the Middle East and Africa.;

Thomas I. Faith

Historian at the Department of State and author of "Behind the Gas Mask: The US Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace," I also edit publications for the Society for History in the Federal Government. I was formerly the history and political science teacher at the US House of Representatives Page School, and have earned fellowships from the Chemical Heritage Foundation and the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. My PhD was earned at George Washington University, and my BA is from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

Daniel Bessner

Daniel Bessner is the Anne H.H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Assistant Professor in American Foreign Policy in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Daniel’s first book, entitled Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual, is under contract with Cornell University Press. He is also co-editing a book with Nicolas Guilhot provisionally entitled The Decisionist Imagination: Sovereignty, Social Science, and Democracy in the Twentieth Century, which is under advance contract with Berghahn Books.

Heidi J. Tworek

Heidi Tworek works on the history of news and international organizations. Her current book project explores how Germans exploited new wireless communications technology to overturn international news supply in the first half of the twentieth century. She manages the United Nations History Project (www.unhistoryproject.org), the premier scholarly site on the history of international organizations. Heidi has published over a dozen articles in academic venues.

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