March 2017

Leon J. Perkowski

Colonel Leon J. Perkowski, Ph.D., is the Vice Commandant of Air University’s Air Command and Staff College and an Assistant Professor of Military and Security Studies.  After serving in various assignments supporting Air Force and Army operations, Col Perkowski has taught and worked in administration at the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College and Air War College since 2006.  Dr. Perkowski’s specialty is the politics and discourse of U.S.

Ryan Irwin

Ryan Irwin writes about U.S. and the World history.  His first book, Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of the Liberal World Order, explored how African independence altered the international system at the height of the Cold War.  His current book examines what the Free World meant to its architects during the mid-twentieth century.  He's also drafting some thoughts about Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

Joseph A. Ross

I am an educator, writer, public speaker, researcher, and historian. I show college students why the past is relevant to the present by teaching them historical thinking skills (sourcing, contextualizing, close reading, and corroborating).

My current research project examines the role of key American participants at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial (1945-1946) in creating a human rights moment in the postwar period. My work combines international law, intellectual history, human rights, and historical memory.