Dr. Kaufman is a Board of Trustees Research Scholar and Chair of the Department of History at Francis Marion University. He is the author, co-author, or editor of 10 books on U.S. foreign policy, the history of the presidency, and the history of the Office of First Lady. His publications include Confronting Communism: U.S. and British Policies toward China; The Pig War: The United States, Britain, and the Balance of Power in the Pacific Northwest, 1846-72; The Presidency of James Earl Carter, Jr. (with Burton I.
Benjamin Greene (Ph.D., Stanford, 2004) is the author of Eisenhower, Science Advice, and the Nuclear Test-Ban Debate, 1945-1963 (Stanford University Press, 2007) and numerous articles and book reviews on a topics such as nuclear testing and nuclear arms control, the politicization of science advice, foreign policy during the Eisenhower administration, and public diplomacy during the Cold War. His current research explores the intersections of culture and foreign relations, examining how American culture and American communities in Cold War Berlin have influenced international attitu
Jayita Sarkar is a Research Fellow with the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From the fall of 2017, she will be an Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. Dr. Sarkar's research projects have been funded by the Stanton Foundation, Harvard University's Project on Managing the Atom, Swiss National Science Foundation, Lyndon Johnson Foundation and Gerald Ford Foundation.
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.
I received my PhD with distinction in International, Comparative, and Global History from the State University of New York at Albany. I am currently working on a book manuscript entitled "The New Atomic Diplomacy: Atoms for Peace and the Globalization of Nuclear Technology," which examines the Eisenhower Administration’s plan to share civilian nuclear technology with nations worldwide. Using case studies of US relations with nations in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America, I show that Atoms for Peace marked an important shift in US foreign policy in the mid-1950s.
Researches and writes about Cold War politics, culture, and foreign policy. Graduate of Ohio University and former fellow of the Contemporary History Institute.