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American security topic of Kennedy Center Book-of-the-Semester lecturer March 15

Yale historian Lewis Gaddis is expert on Cold War, international studies

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University will host John Lewis Gaddis, author of “Surprise, Security, and the American Experience” which is the Kennedy Center’s Book of the Semester, during a lecture Wednesday, March 15, at 3 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium.

Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Gaddis, the Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale University, teaches courses in Cold War history, grand strategy, international studies and biography, and is best known for his analysis of the containment strategies utilized by the United States during the Cold War.

Gaddis has also written many other publications, including “The Cold War: A New History,” “The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past” and “We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History.”

A former senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution and fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., Gaddis received a doctorate in history from the University of Texas-Austin.

The lecture will be archived online. For more information about Kennedy Center events, visit kennedy.byu.edu.

Writer: Brian Rust

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