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Sponsored Events and Presentations

December 13, 2007
"Disaster Relief in the Context of US-Latin American Relations" #
Alex Poster, Ohio State University

November 30, 2007
"What If They Threw a Country and Nobody Came? The West Indies Federation and the 'Most Dangerous Area of the World'" #
Jason Parker, Texas A&M University

May 3, 2007
"China’s Economics of Transition” *
Barry Naughton, So Kwanlok Professor of Chinese and International Affairs, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego

April 30, 2007
"The Imaging of China” *
Kenneth Rea, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Louisiana Tech University

April 24, 2007
"Engineering and Science in China: Education, Research, and Economic Growth” *
Da Hsuan Feng, Vice President for Research and Economic Development at the University of Texas at Dallas

April 21, 2007
“Cultural Diplomacy and Civil Society: Historical Trajectories in International History since 1800” +
Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main

April 21, 2007
“Irish Americans and the Anglo-American Security Relationship:
An International Effort” +
John Tully, Central Connecticut State University
April 21, 2007
“A Small Chorus on a Great Stage: The Netherlands Information Bureau and the Disharmonies of Dutch Public Diplomacy, 1941-55” +
David Snyder, Grand Valley State University

April 21, 2007
“Transnational Public Diplomacy: Salvadoran Revolutionary Efforts to Counter U.S. Public Support for Reagan's Central American Policy” +
Héctor Perla, Ohio University

April 20, 2007
“U.S.-Soviet Political Warfare, 1941-91” +
Mark Kramer, Harvard University

April 20, 2007
“ ‘Foreign Relations, Domestic Affairs’:  New Ways of Thinking about the Impact of Public Opinion during the 1940s” +
Justin Hart, Texas Tech University

April 20, 2007
“Naming the Dark: Crises Managed and Opportunities Missed in the Truman Administration’s Third World Public Diplomacy, 1947-50” +
Jason Parker, Texas A&M University

April 20, 2007
“New Directions for the Foreign Relations of the United States Series: Documenting the History of Official Cultural Diplomacy” +
Adam Howard, U.S. Department of State

April 20, 2007
“Designing a Full and Fair Picture -- Interplay Between Central Ambitions and Local Conditions in Public Diplomacy: U.S. Cultural and Informational Diplomacy in Norway in the 1950s” +
Helge Danielsen, University of Oslo

April 20, 2007
“Thar’s Propaganda in Them Thar Hills:  Appalachian Culture and the Changing Nature of U.S. Public Diplomacy, 1964-72” +
Michael Krenn, Appalachian State University

April 20, 2007
“Winning the Cold War at Twenty-Four Frames per Second: USIA Film as Public Diplomacy” +
Nicholas Cull, University of Southern California

April 20, 2007
“The American Producer and the Spanish Dictator: Samuel Bronston’s Special Relationship with the Franco Regime, 1957-73” +
Neal Rosendorf, Long Island University

April 20, 2007
“The (Ir)relevant Debating Society?: The United Nations and Public Diplomacy” +
Seth Center, University of Virginia

April 20, 2007
“Searching for the Successor Generations: Exchange Programs, Networks of Influence, and U.S. Foreign Policy in the 1980s” +
Giles Scott-Smith, Roosevelt Study Center

April 5, 2007
“China Engages Asia: Implications for the United States” *
David L. Shambaugh, Director, China Policy Program and Professor at the Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University

March 14, 2007
“China’s Rise: An Historical Perspective” *
Jonathan Spence, Sterling Professor of History, Yale University

March 9, 2007
"The German Invasion of the American Heartland: German POWs in the United States during World War II" #
Antonio Thompson, Austin Peay State University

April 6, 2006
“India and Pakistan” *
Timothy Hoyt, Naval War College

March 30, 2006
“Literature of India” *
Deepika Bahri, Emory University

March 24, 2006
“Music of India” *
Stephen Slawek, University of Texas at Austin

March 16, 2006
"The Economy of India" *
Anita Pennathur, Florida Atlantic University

November 15, 2005
“Missionaries of the Market: The United States and Argentina,
1958-1966...and 2005" #
Dustin Walcher, The Ohio State University

August 4, 2005
"The Republican Party and U.S. Vietnam Policy" #
Andrew L. Johns, Brigham Young University

February 14, 2005
"Teaching the Vietnam War"
Stephen G. Rabe, University of Texas at Dallas

October 29, 2004
"JFK, Pre-emption, and British Guiana" #
Robert Waters, Southern University at New Orleans

September 10, 2004
"U.S.-Mexican Relations During the Truman Administration" #
Robert S. Robinson, The Ohio State University

May 13, 2004
"New News? The Middle East in American Media Today" ^
Elizabeth Fernea, University of Texas at Austin

May 12, 2004
Screening of Elizabeth Fernea's documentary film,
"Living with the Past: Historic Cairo" ^

April 29, 2004
"Rethinking the Arab Mind" ^
Ramez Maalouf, Lebanese American University

April 22, 2004
"Playing on Different Fields: Arabs, Jews and the Western Media in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" ^
Lee Hockstader, The Washington Post

April 6, 2004
"The United States and U.S. Middle East Policy: Views from the Arab World" ^
Mark Tessler, University of Michigan

March 31, 2004
"Caught in the Middle East: The Origins and Endurance of U.S. Policy since 1945" ^
Peter Hahn, The Ohio State University

October 20, 2003
"Why the French Don't Play Baseball and Other Public Diplomacy Lessons from the Marshall Plan" #
Brian A. McKenzie, Colby-Sawyer College

April 19, 2001
"The United States and Europe"
Honorable Edward M. Rowell, former US Ambassador to Bolivia, Portugal, and Luxembourg

April 19, 1996
"The European Union and American Security Hard Issues and Prospects"
Honorable Edward M. Rowell, former US Ambassador to Bolivia, Portugal, and Luxembourg

April 15, 1994
"Subordination: Third World Responses to the United States"
Kyle Longley, Centre College

May 12, 1992
"The Caribbean in the Castro Era"
Michael F. Fry, Fort Lewis College

May 8, 1992
"A Death in Shanghai: A Case Study in the Complexity of Chinese-American Relations"
Mark Wilkinson, Austin College

May 5, 1992
"An Inside View: A Common Russian Millionaire: How He Makes His Money"
Eugene Nozhin, retired Major General in Soviet military

January 28, 1992
"After Reagan: George Bush and Central America"
Thomas Leonard, University of North Florida

October 1, 1990
"The Smiling Russian Bear: Is It Dangerous?"
Gennady Gerasimov, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, USSR

April 20, 1990
"The End of the Cold War"
Robert Divine, University of Texas at Austin

April 3, 1990
"The United States, Latin America, and the End of the Cold War"
Wayne Smith, Johns Hopkins University

April 11, 1989
"Gorbachev: The First Three Years"
Donald Treadgold, University of Washington

October 23, 1986
"U.S.-Soviet Relations: The Question of Detente"
Stephen Fischer-Galati, University of Colorado

^ part of "The Media and the Middle East," an interdisciplinary project co-funded by the Louisiana Board of Regents and the AFPC

# by an AFPC fellow

* part of the "Shaping the Twenty-First Century" lecture series in international education

+ part of "The United States and Public Diplomacy: Toward and International History," a conference hosted by the Mershon Center at the Ohio State University and co-sponsred by the AFPC

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