The College of Liberal Arts at Temple University

Marvin Wachman Director
Richard Immerman: U.S. Foreign Relations, Intelligence

Faculty Experts
Beth Bailey: Military and Society, Gender
David Farber: Protest Movements, U.S. and World
Petra Goedde: Cold War, Globalization, Gender
Peter Gran: Middle East, Political Economy
Rita Krueger: Central European Empires
Jay Lockenour: Germany, War and Society
Sophie Quinn-Judge: Vietnam, Southeast Asia
Harvey Neptune: Caribbean, Transnational
Arthur Schmidt, Latin America, Global Economy
Bryant Simon: Globalization, Culture
Benjamin Talton: Modern Africa, Imperialism and Resistance
Gregory Urwin: U.S. Military History


About Us

The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD), founded in 1993 by Drs. Richard Immerman, Russell Weigley, and David Rosenberg, fosters interdisciplinary faculty and student research on the historic and contemporary use of force and diplomacy in a global context. CENFAD is housed within Temple University’s History Department.

The Marvin Wachman Director of CENFAD, Dr. Richard Immerman, reports to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University and to CENFAD’s Board of Advisors. CENFAD sponsors lectures, colloquia, workshops, and conferences on an ongoing basis (listed under News and Events); and various multi-year projects.

Each year, CENFAD gives several prizes to recognize and support undergraduate and graduate research in military, diplomatic, and international history. CENFAD reports its activities twice a year in its newsletter Strategic Visions Magazine.

CENFAD is the home of the Hertog Program in Grand Strategy. Click here to learn more, read the course syllabus, and read essays produced by the seminar.

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Fall 2015 EVENTS:

October 9-10: Symposium "U.S. Bases and the Construction of Hegemony"

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Spring 2015 EVENTS:

Our Spring Colloquium Series features the following speakers.

February 4: Michael S. Neiberg

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February 18: Maria Hoehn

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February 24: Olivier Burtin

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March 18: Ari Kelman

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April 7: Christopher Miller

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April 23: Jonathan Winkler

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CENFAD is a cooperating organization in

May 13: Michael J. Morell

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Click here to read the latest issue of Strategic Visions, the biannual newsletter of CENFAD.

Click here to check out descriptions and videos of past CENFAD events.