Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Workshop: “A World of Challenges: The United States and the Transformation of the Developing World, 1945-1961,” by Mark Atwood Lawrence, UT Austin

Mon, February 9, 2015 | GAR 4.100

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Mark Atwood Lawrence
is Associate Professor of History and Distinguished Scholar 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 two books, 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 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), and Beyond the Cold War:  Lyndon Johnson and the New Global Challenges of the 1960s (Oxford University Press, 2014).  He is now at work on a study of U.S. policymaking toward the developing world in the 1960s. 

Prof. Lawrence’s faculty profile:

Jeremi Suri
Mack Brown Distinguished Professor for Global Leadership, History, and Public Policy, University of Texas at Austin

Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please email Courtney by 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 6.

Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History

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