February 2017

Simone Selva

I specialize in the history of U.S. foreign economic relations during the Twentieth Century, particularly in international financial and monetary relations, as well as the role of IMF, World Bank and other international economic institutions and the fed in shaping development assistance to the less developed countries (LDCs) and advanced industrial nations during the second half of the twentieth century.

Chester Pach

Chester Pach teaches history at Ohio University, including courses on the U.S. in the 1960s and the U.S. in the 1980s. He is the winner of the Jeanette G. Grasselli Brown Teaching Award in the Humanities (2016). He is the author or editor of four books, including most recently A Companion to Dwight D. Eisenhower (2017). He has written extensively on U.S. TV news and the Vietnam War. He is currently completing a book on the Reagan presidency. 

Fredrik Logevall

Fredrik Logevall is the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University, where he holds joint appointments in the Kennedy School of
Government and the Department of History. He is the author or editor of nine books, most recently Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam (Random House, 2012),

Scott Laderman

Scott Laderman is Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.  He is the author of Tours of Vietnam: War, Travel Guides, and Memory (Duke University Press, 2009) and Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing (University of California Press, 2014), and the co-editor, with Edwin Martini, of Four Decades On: Vietnam, the United States, and the Legacies of the Second Indochina War (Duke University Press, 2013).

Eric Thomas Gettig

Eric Gettig (Ph.D., Georgetown University, 2017) is Lecturer in the History Department at Georgetown University. Based on research in Cuban, U.S., Mexican, Venezuelan, and British archives, his dissertation, "Oil and Revolution in Cuba: Development, Nationalism, and the U.S. Energy Empire, 1902-1961" reframes modern Cuban history and the history of U.S.-Cuban relations through the lens of the island's energy insecurity.

Benjamin Greene

Benjamin Greene (Ph.D., Stanford, 2004) is the author of Eisenhower, Science Advice, and the Nuclear Test-Ban Debate, 1945-1963 (Stanford University Press, 2007) and numerous articles and book reviews on a topics such as nuclear testing and nuclear arms control, the politicization of science advice, foreign policy during the Eisenhower administration, and public diplomacy during the Cold War.  His current research explores the intersections of culture and foreign relations, examining how American culture and American communities in Cold War Berlin have influenced international attitu