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"Culture, Continuity, and U.S. Foreign Policy," a lecture by Walter Hixon

  • Lecture
When Mar 31, 2010
from 05:30 pm to 07:30 pm
Where Chao Auditorium
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Contact Phone 502-852-6817
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Despite sweeping social and technological change over the course of American history, the nation's foreign policy has demonstrated remarkable continuity. In this lecture, Walter Hixson will discuss the cultural roots of U.S. foreign relations, emphasizing the imperial nationalism that underlies our international relations and the impact of foreign affairs on domestic reform and dissent. By analyzing foreign policy in cultural context over the long sweep of American history, Hixson will argue, we can better understand the relationship between war and society in both history and contemporary affairs.


Walter Hixon, author of The Myth of American Diplomacy: National Identity and U.S. Foreign Policy and the prize-winning George F. Kennan: Cold War Iconoclast, is distinguished professor of history at the University of Akron. He has published numerous books and articles on U.S. foreign policy. This event is co-sponsored by the History Department of the University of Louisville as part of its annual Gottschalk Lecture series, and the Filson Historical Society.


The public is invited. Refreshments will follow the lecture.

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