January 2017

Mara Drogan

I received my PhD with distinction in International, Comparative, and Global History from the State University of New York at Albany. I am currently working on a book manuscript entitled "The New Atomic Diplomacy: Atoms for Peace and the Globalization of Nuclear Technology," which examines the Eisenhower Administration’s plan to share civilian nuclear technology with nations worldwide. Using case studies of US relations with nations in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America, I show that Atoms for Peace marked an important shift in US foreign policy in the mid-1950s.

Benjamin R. Young

I graduated with an MA in history from SUNY Brockport in August 2013 where I wrote my master's thesis on the alliance formed between the Black Panther Party and the North Korean leadership in the late 1960s and early 1970s. I am currently a PhD candidate in modern Korean history at The George Washington University where I'm writing my dissertation on North Korean involvement in the Third World during the Cold War era. I have formally studied the Korean language in the United States, South Korea, and in the ethnic Korean region of China.

Sean Fear

Sean Fear received his PhD in History from Cornell University in August 2016. His book manuscript, "Theatres of Diplomacy: Domestic Politics and Civil Society in US-South Vietnamese Relations, 1967-1971," examines the impact on US-Vietnamese relations of domestic politics in both South Vietnam and the United States. Sean has conducted research at archives in Vietnam and the United States. He also draws heavily on Vietnamese-language memoirs, blogs, and print media.

Stephen Macekura

Stephen Macekura is Assistant Professor of International Studies in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University. Stephen received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia in 2013. He has held post-doctoral fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia and the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth of College. His first book, Of Limits and Growth: The Rise of Global Sustainable Development in the Twentieth Century, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015.

Kate Burlingham

Dr. Burlingham received her Ph.D. and M.A. in History from Rutgers University. While her main focus is in U.S. History, Dr. Burlingham’s research interests also include various aspects of International and Global History. She is particularly interested in African history. Dr. Burlingham spent much of 2004-2007 conducting research for her project in South Africa, Angola, and Portugal and 2008-2009 living, researching, and writing in Portugal and France. In 2007, she was an Africanist Doctoral fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Amy L. Sayward

Amy Sayward is a scholar of the United Nations with special emphasis on the agencies promoting international development in the postwar period, having published two books in this area. Her other two books deal with Tennessee history and the death penalty.

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