We'd like to extend our warm congratulations to Dr. Mark Atwood Lawrence, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of History, for receiving the Silver Spurs Centennial Teaching Award! We're grateful for his tireless dedication and excellence as an educator - no one is more deserving of such recognition and we're fortunate to have him as a member of our team.
Throughout history, how have Americans thought about their own self-defense? Have they always thought about it like they do today — as expansive, global, and ideological? Andrew Preston discusses these questions by looking at the history of the idea of national security and how it is different today than in the past, the topic of his current book project.
Clements Center and ISP Fellow Paul Pope sits down with and Seth Jones of the Center for Strategic & International Studies to talk about his latest book, A Covert Action: Reagan, the CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland. They discuss Reagan’s approach to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and how the CIA aided Poland’s opposition movement by helping it to run an underground media campaign, which, ultimately, helped it survive the onslaught from the regime. Pope and Jones also discuss the conditions that set up covert action for success. Here’s a hint: Don’t try to bake the whole cake.
Mary Walters sits down with Steve Baumann, host of The Hour of History Podcast, to reflect on the Kosovo War after twenty years and explore the roots of the conflict and related refugee crisis, as well as the involvement of NATO, the UN, and Albanian families in providing humanitarian assistance.
Jackson and a team of scholars review the recently published "Suez Deconstructed" by Philip Zelikow and the late Ernest May to determine what lessons the Suez Canal crisis holds for today's policymakers.