Marilyn B. Young is Professor of History at New York University. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the ACLS. She was a Senior Fulbright Professor in Bologna, Italy and has received two teaching awards from NYU and is currently a Collegiate Professor. She is the author of The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990, Rhetoric of Empire, Transforming Russia and China (with William Rosenberg) and editor or co-editor of numerous anthologies including, most recently, Bombing Civilians. a 20th century history. She speaks and writes frequently on US foreign policy and her most recent essays include "Hard Sell: The Korean War," "In the Combat Zone," and "Counterinsurgency Now and Forever." She has served on the Council of the AHA and of SHAFR and received her Ph.D. from John K. Fairbank and Ernest R. May at Harvard University.