Mark Atwood Lawrence is the director of the LBJ Presidential Library. Lawrence was previously Director of Graduate Studies of the Clements Center for National Security, Associate Professor of History, and Distinguished Fellow at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1988 and his doctorate from Yale in 1999. After teaching as a lecturer in history at Yale, he joined the History Department at UT-Austin in 2000. Since then, he has published three books, The Vietnam War: An International History in Documents (Oxford University Press, 2014), Assuming the Burden: Europe and the American Commitment to War in Vietnam (University of California Press, 2005) and The Vietnam War: A Concise International History (Oxford University Press, 2008). Lawrence is also co-editor of America in the World: A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on Terror (Princeton University Press, 2014), Beyond the Cold War: Lyndon Johnson and the New Global Challenges of the 1960s (Oxford University Press, 2014), The First Indochina War: Colonial Conflict and Cold War Crisis (Harvard University Press, 2007), Nation-States and the Global Environment: New Approaches to International Environmental History (Oxford University Press, 2013), Beyond the Eagle's Shadow: New Studies of Latin America's Cold War (University of New Mexico Press, 2013), and Beyond the Cold War: Lyndon Johnson and the New Global Challenges of the 1960s (Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2014). He won the President's Associates' Award for Teaching Excellence at UT-Austin in 2005.