On February 26, 2015, Pulitzer-Prize winner Fredrik Logevall gave the inaugural lecture for the U.S. in the World speaker series, a program co-sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and Center for Global Studies. Members of the public, students, donors and faculty packed Kane Hall, Room 210, to hear his public talk on “Obama and the World in Historical Perspective.”
About Frederik Logevall
Fredrik Logevall is a 2013 Pulitzer-Prize-winning author and the Stephen and Madeline Anbinder Professor of History at Cornell University, where he serves as Vice Provost for International Affairs as well as Director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. He is the former president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.
His most recent book “Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam” (Random House, 2012), won multiple awards including the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for History, the 2013 Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians, and the 2013 Arthur Ross Book Award from the Council on Foreign Relations. Logevall has appeared on CBS, BBC, CNN, and NPR. His reviews and essays have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, and Foreign Affairs.
About the U.S. in the World speaker series
The U.S. in the World speaker series examines the origins, trajectory, and consequences of U.S. global power and offers insights on these processes from the outside in and the inside out. It brings renowned scholars from a variety of disciplines to the University of Washington to speak to academic and public audiences about their areas of research. Speakers address a variety of topics, including the United States’ global military presence; responses to U.S. hard & soft power overseas; the place of religion in U.S. foreign relations; and the varied engagement of the U.S. with international legal and governance regimes. These lectures will help students and interested audiences appreciate the complexities facing the United States as it proceeds through the twenty-first century.