Amy Sayward

Executive Director
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Middle Tennessee State University

Amy L. Sayward is professor of history at Middle Tennessee State University. She specializes in international history with a focus on the United Nations.  Amy’s publications include The Birth of Development: How the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization, and World Health Organization Changed the World, 1945-1965 (Kent State University Press, 2006) and The United Nations and International History (Bloomsbury, forthcoming).  She is also the proud recipient of the 2002 Stuart Bernath Article Prize for “Seeing Diplomacy through Bankers’ Eyes: The World Bank’s Diplomacy toward the Anglo-Iranian Oil Crisis and the Aswan High Dam.”  Amy has a long tradition of service to SHAFR that has included work on program and prize committees and the Diplomatic History editorial board; she is deeply honored to have been chosen in 2015 to serve as the organization’s Executive Director.