Cold War

Joseph A. Ross

I am an educator, writer, public speaker, researcher, and historian. I show college students why the past is relevant to the present by teaching them historical thinking skills (sourcing, contextualizing, close reading, and corroborating).

My current research project examines the role of key American participants at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial (1945-1946) in creating a human rights moment in the postwar period. My work combines international law, intellectual history, human rights, and historical memory.

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.

Philip Nash

Philip Nash is Associate Professor of History at Penn State University, Shenango Campus, where he has received three awards for his teaching. In 2010 he was Fulbright Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore. Before coming to Pennsylvania he held a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University and taught in Nevada, Tennessee, and Ohio. He is author of The Other Missiles of October: Eisenhower, Kennedy, and the Jupiters, 1957-1963 (University of North Carolina Press, 1997) as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

Elizabeth Cobbs

Elizabeth Cobbs holds the Melbern Glasscock Chair  at Texas A&M and is a Research Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. She is the author most recently of The Hamilton Affair, A Novel (2016) and The Hello Girls: America’ First Women Soldiers (2017). Her works have won the Allan Nevins Prize, Bernath Book Prize, and San Diego Book Award.

David L. Snead

I graduated with my Ph.D in History from the University of Virginia in 1997, and I am currently a professor at Liberty University.
I have authored or edited five books:  The Gaither Committee; Eisenhower, and the Cold War; An American Soldier in World War I; In Hostile Skies:  An American B-24 Pilot in World War II; John F. Kennedy:  The New Frontier President; and Escape from Bataan: Memoir of a U.S. Navy Ensign in the Philippines.

Fredrik Logevall

Fredrik Logevall is the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University, where he holds joint appointments in the Kennedy School of
Government and the Department of History. He is the author or editor of nine books, most recently Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam (Random House, 2012),

Mark Philip Bradley

Mark Philip Bradley is the author of The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge, 2016), Vietnam at War (Oxford, 2009), and Imagining Vietnam and America: The Making of Postcolonial Vietnam (UNC, 2000). He is the coeditor of Familiar Made Strange: American Icons and Artifacts after the Transnational Turn (Cornell, 2015), Making Sense of the Vietnam Wars (Oxford, 2008), and Truth Claims: Representation and Human Rights (Rutgers, 2001).

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.;

James R. Stocker

James Stocker is Assistant Professor of International Affairs at Trinity Washington University. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. He is the author of Spheres of Intervention: US Foreign Policy and the Collapse of Lebanon, 1967-1976 (Cornell University Press, 2016), as well as articles in the International History Review, the Journal of Cold War Studies, the Middle East Journal, Cold War History, and other publications.

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