SHAFR has been asked to sign on to a historians' amicus brief in a case in federal court challenging the current administration's ban on transgender people in the military. The brief details the past history of discrimination in the U.S. military on the basis of race, national origin, gender, and homosexuality, and the ways those forms of discrimination have given way to inclusion. An executive summary of that amicus brief--written by historians Ronit Stahl and Jennifer Mittelstadt--is included below.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
TO HOST THE 2019 or 2020 SHAFR SUMMER INSTITUTE
The SHAFR Summer Institute Oversight Committee welcomes proposals to host the 2019 or 2020 SHAFR Summer Institute.
The Institute is intended to provide advanced graduate students and junior faculty with the chance to engage in intense discussion with senior scholars on topics and methodologies related to the study of foreign policy and/or international history. It also serves as an opportunity for all participants, senior scholars included, to test ideas and themes related to their own research.
13 June 2018
The roundtable on counter-insurgency proposed by the Program Committee chairs on May 31 will not be proceeding. The relevant correspondence may be viewed below.
As co-chairs of the 2018 SHAFR Program Committee, we write in response to the two open letters by Amy Offner and Hannah Gurman and by Aaron O’Connell concerning the decision to invite David Petraeus as the keynote speaker. We make our reply in the form of an open letter in the interests of transparency.*
The April 2018 issue of Passport: The Society for Historians of Foreign Relations Review is now available, and features roundtables on Melvyn P. Leffler's Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism: U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security, 1920-2015, on Jeffrey A. Engel, When the World Seemed New: George H.W.
Call for Proposals: Editor of Diplomatic History
The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) is issuing a Call for Proposals to edit its flagship publication, Diplomatic History. The term of appointment will begin on July 1, 2019, and, as stipulated in SHAFR’s by-laws, will extend for at least three but no more than five years.
Daniel Weimer writes in OUPBlog on "The politics of contamination," drawing upon his co-authored Diplomatic History article "The Politics of Contamination: Herbicides, Drug Control, and Environmental Law"