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CENFAD News: Spring 2017

WELCOME DR. ALAN MCPHERSON

Dr. Alan McPherson, currently Professor of International and Area Studies, ConocoPhillips Petroleum Chair of Latin American Studies, and Director of the Center for the Americas at the University of Oklahoma, will be relocating to Philadelphia in fall 2017 to become Professor of History at Temple University, and Director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy. To get to know Dr. McPherson, click here for his profile!

MEET DR. KELLY SHANNON

Dr. Kelly Shannon is an Assistant Professor of History at Florida Atlantic University. She earned her PhD in 2010 at Temple University, studying under the supervision of Dr. Richard Immerman. To learn more about Dr. Shannon's research into US foreign relations and human rights, follow this link! (P.S. -- her first book is due out later in 2017 from the University of Pennsylvania Press!!)

CONGRATULATIONS TO AWARD WINNERS

Congratulations to PhD student Keith Riley, and PhD candidates Manna Duah and Kaete O'Connell, who were named the 2017-18 recipients of the Marvin Wachman Fellowship in Force and Diplomacy, the John Votaw Endowed Research Award, and the Jeffrey Bower Endowed Research Fellowship, respectively! Check back in the fall of 2017 for more information about the next round of funding.

RICHARD IMMERMAN RETIREMENT SYMPOSIUM

CENFAD was thrilled to help sponsor a two-day symposium in honor of the career of our outgoing director, Dr. Richard Immerman. This year's Davis Fellow, Brian McNamara, wrote a report on the proceedings, which you can find at this link!

INTERVIEW WITH DR. FRANK COSTIGLIOLA

Dr. Frank Costigliola is the Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. He will be presenting at the final talk of CENFAD's Spring 2017 colloquium series, coinciding with the retirement of CENFAD's director, Dr. Richard Immerman. CENFAD's Thomas Davis Fellow Brian McNamara recently interviewed Dr. Costigliola in advance of his talk. For the link to their conversation, click here!

2017 EDWIN SHERMAN PRIZEWINNING ESSAY ANNOUNCED

CENFAD congratulates Charlotte Blatt of Dartmouth College, who has been selected at this year's recipient of the Edwin Sherman Family Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy. You can find a link to Charlotte's prizewinning essay "Operational Success, Strategic Failure: Assessing the 2007 Iraq Troop Surge" here. Congratulations Charlotte!

DR. MADALINA VERES ON MAPS AS HISTORICAL SOURCES

Dr. Madalina Veres, a research fellow at CENFAD, has written a guest-post for us about the use of maps as historical sources, including a bibliography to provide a solid introduction on this methodology. Check out her post, which features a comment from Temple PhD student Gary Scales at this link.

INTERVIEW WITH DR. SAM LEBOVIC

Dr. Sam Lebovic is an Assistant Professor of History at George Mason University. CENFAD's Thomas Davis Fellow Brian McNamara recently interviewed Dr. Lebovic in advance of his presentation at CENFAD's Spring Colloquium Series. You can find the link to their conversation here.

MEET JOHN WORSENCROFT

Meet John Worsencroft, a PhD candidate in Temple's History Department, who studies under the supervision of CENFAD's director Dr. Richard Immerman. To learn more about John's work on the intersections between gender and military policy, click here!

REVIEW OF MICHAEL THOMPSON'S FOR GOD AND GLOBE

CENFAD continues to bring you reviews of the newest books in the study of force, diplomacy, and international history. Click here for Temple PhD student Devin C. Manzullo-Thomas' review of Michael G. Thompson's For God and Globe!

INTERVIEW WITH DR. BRIAN DELAY

Dr. Brian DeLay is Associate Professor of History at UC-Berkeley. CENFAD's postdoctoral fellow Dr. Kyle Burke recently interviewed Dr. DeLay in advance of his presentation at CENFAD's Spring Colloquium Series. You can find the link to their conversation here. For a video of Dr. DeLay's talk, click here!

CENFAD News: Fall 2016

INTERVIEW WITH DR. ASA MCKERCHER

Dr. Asa McKercher is the L.R. Wilson Assistant Professor of History at McMaster University's Wilson Institute for Canadian History. CENFAD's Davis Fellow Brian McNamara had the opportunity to interview Dr. McKercher concerning his new book Camelot and Canada: Canadian-American Relations in the Kennedy Era. For the transcript, click here.

MORE GRADUATE STUDENT BOOK REVIEWS

Temple PhD students have reviewed two recent books for CENFAD! Mathias Fuelling reviewed Temple alum Kevin McNamara's Dreams of a Great Small Nation: The Mutinous Army that Threatened a Revolution, Destroyed an Empire, Founded a Republic, and Remade the Map of Europe (New York, 2015), and Brian McNamara (no relation!) reviewed Asa McKercher's Camelot and Canada: Canadian-American Relations in the Kennedy Era (New York, 2016).

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS PROFILES DR. RICHARD IMMERMAN

In a fitting retrospective to an outstanding career in academia and government, Temple's College of Liberal Arts recently published an interview with Dr. Immerman. Entitled "Waging Higher Education: The Declassified Story of Richard Immerman," you can find the interview here.

MEET DR. CARLY GOODMAN

Meet Dr. Carly Goodman, a recent PhD from Temple who studied under the supervision of CENFAD's director, Dr. Richard Immerman. Dr. Goodman, who currently works at the American Friends Service Committee, wrote her disseration on the U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery, bringing together the fields of foreign relations, transnational migration, and cultural diplomacy.

SCHMIDT INTERVIEW

CENFAD's Davis Fellow Brian McNamara had the opportunity to interview Dr. Elizbaeth Schmidt, Professor of History at Loyola University Maryland ahead of her colloquium talk at CENFAD. You can find the link to Dr. Schmidt's talk here.

PARKER REVIEW

CENFAD is pleased to review, from time-to-time, offer reviews of the latest books in the study of force, diplomacy, and international history. Temple PhD student Keith Riley reviews Jason Parker's Hearts, Minds, Voices: US Cold War Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World, released in 2016 from Oxford University Press.

MEET SILKE ZOLLER

CENFAD is pleased to profile the graduate students and recent graduates at Temple who are affiliated with us. Meet Silke Zoller, a PhD student in history studying under the supervision of Dr. Richard Immerman. To learn more about Silke's work on the history of counterterrorism, click here.

O'CONNELL INTERVIEW

CENFAD's Davis Fellow Brian McNamara had the opportunity to interview Dr. Aaron O'Connell, Director of Defense Policy and Strategy for the National Security Council ahead of his colloquium talk at CENFAD. Dr. O'Connell's talk, which was co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, was given to a full house on Veterans' Day. You can find the link to Dr. O'Connell's interview here.

WELCOME DR. KYLE BURKE

CENFAD is pleased to welcome Dr. Kyle Burke to Temple University as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center and in Temple's Department of History. For more info about Dr. Burke and his research, please click here.

VITALIS INTERVIEW

CENFAD's Davis Fellow Brian McNamara had the opportunity to interview Dr. Robert Vitalis, Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania ahead of his colloquium talk at CENFAD. You can find the link to Dr. Vitalis' interview here.

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