The Arab Spring: Revolution in the Middle East

Dr. Thomas Schwartz


United Nations Association Seminar
Nashville Cordell Hull Chapter

April 19, 2011
Belmont United Methodist Church
Corner of 21st Ave. S. and Acklen
Nashville, TN
Cost: $25.00 (student scholarships available)

The program  includes dinner; the annual Business Meeting and Election of Officers and the Board; a musical program featuring the Vanderbilt Variations a cappella; and the guest speaker, Dr. Thomas Schwartz, Professor of History and of Political Science, Vanderbilt University.

Thomas Alan Schwartz is a historian of the foreign relations of the United States, with related interests in Modern European history and the history of international relations.

He is the author of America’s Germany: John J. McCloy and the Federal Republic of Germany (Harvard, 1991), which received the Stuart Bernath Book Prize of the Society of American Foreign Relations, and the Harry S. Truman Book Award, given by the Truman Presidential Library.  He is also the author of Lyndon Johnson and Europe: In the Shadow of Vietnam (Harvard, 2003).  He is also the co-editor with Matthias Schulz of The Strained Alliance: U.S.-European Relations from Nixon to Carter, (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Professor Schwartz taught for five years at Harvard University, and has been teaching at Vanderbilt since 1990.  While at Vanderbilt he has developed courses dealing with the United States and the Vietnam War as well a course entitled, “Power and Diplomacy in the Modern Middle East.”

Professor Schwartz is currently working on two books: a biography of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, tentatively entitled, Henry Kissinger and the Dilemmas of American Power, and The Long Twilight Struggle: A Concise History of the Cold War.

He has held fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the German Historical Society, the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Center for the Study of European Integration.  He has served as President of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations and on the US Department of State’s Historical Advisory Committee as the representative of the Organization of American Historians from 2005-2008.  In 2008 Professor Schwartz received the Annual Alumni Education Award from the Vanderbilt Alumni Association.

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