March 2017

American Society of International Law- A Special Invitation to SHAFR Members


American Society of International Law

SHAFR President Mary L. Dudziak is working on outreach to the law and policy community -- people who rely on history in their analysis, but are not always connected with historians themselves. SHAFR members interested in the history of law in international relations also benefit from access to legal resources often not available on college campuses.

Emily L. Conroy-Krutz

Emily Conroy-Krutz is an Assistant Professor of History at Michigan State University. She is the author of Christian Imperialism: Converting the World in the Early American Republic (Cornell 2015) as well as articles on missions, reform, and foreign relations in the Journal of the Early Republic, H-Diplo, and The World of the Revolutionary American Republic. She has forthcoming pieces in Early American Studies and Rethinking Grand Strategy.

Kenton Clymer

Kenton Clymer grew up in Naperville, IL, graduated from Grinnell College, and completed his graduate studies at the University of Michigan where studied under Bradford Perkins.  His has written seven books, most of which focus of American involvement in South and Southeast Asia.  He has had the privilege of living and teaching in several Asian countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and, most recently, China, where he was a Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer. He was also a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 2011-12.

Vanessa Walker

Vanessa Walker is the Joseph W. and Diane Zerbib Assistant Professor of History at Amherst College. She received a Ph.D. in US-International history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the recipient of several awards including a Graduate Fellowship at the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, the Gerald R. Ford Scholar in Honor of Robert Teeter at the Ford Presidential Library, and a George Mosse Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Leon J. Perkowski

Colonel Leon J. Perkowski, Ph.D., is the Vice Commandant of Air University’s Air Command and Staff College and an Assistant Professor of Military and Security Studies.  After serving in various assignments supporting Air Force and Army operations, Col Perkowski has taught and worked in administration at the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College and Air War College since 2006.  Dr. Perkowski’s specialty is the politics and discourse of U.S.

Ryan Irwin

Ryan Irwin writes about U.S. and the World history.  His first book, Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of the Liberal World Order, explored how African independence altered the international system at the height of the Cold War.  His current book examines what the Free World meant to its architects during the mid-twentieth century.  He's also drafting some thoughts about Daniel Patrick Moynihan.