History Department
History Department

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: Summer Institute July 29-Aug 4 (Day 4)

Thu, August 2, 2012 | LBJ School, UT Austin

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History presents a summer workshop seminar for K-12 Educators, directed by Dr. Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Professor for Global Leadership, History, and Public Policy, at The University of Texas at Austin, July 29 - August 4, entitled "History of American Foreign Policy since 1898."

"This seminar will examine the historical development of American foreign policy from the nation’s emergence as a world power in the late nineteenth century through the contemporary war on terror. Lectures, readings, discussions, and other activities will cover all of the major moments in American foreign policy since 1898: the Spanish-American War, the First World War, the Second World War, the origins of the Cold War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the end of the Cold War, and recent conflicts in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. The workshop will focus on a number of major conceptual issues, including: national security, imperialism, decolonization, nation-building, democratization, and fiscal (in)solvency."

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Please note: This event is for Gilder Lehrman Institute teacher seminar participants only. The application deadline was February 22, 2012. Applications are no longer being accepted.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute offers a growing variety of resources to assist teachers and students. The Institute has pioneered new models of history schools and programs, with proven success in improving academic achievement. It offers professional development opportunities for educators, provides documents and exercises for classroom use, and encourages excellence in student writing with essay prizes.

Sponsored by: Gilder Lehrman Institute, Institute for Historical Studies, Dept. of History

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