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"Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism" ' A Roundtable w/ Melvyn Leffler

Friday, November 9, 2018
4:30pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
Wood Hall Basement Lounge

Please join the History Department for the 125th Foreign Policy Seminar: "Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism" - a roundtable discussion with Melvyn P. Leffler

Reception at 4:30pm Talk at 5pm

Melvyn P. Leffler is a former Wilson Center public policy scholar and the Edward R. Stettinius professor of history in the department of history at the University of Virginia (UVA). Leffler has served as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UVA and as president of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations. Formerly, he has been a fellow at the Norwegian Nobel Institute and the United States Institute of Peace. Leffler served in the office of the Secretary of Defense during the Carter Administration, where he worked on arms control and contingency planning as a fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is now a Faculty Associate at UVA’s Miller Center of Public Affairs.

In 1993 Leffler won the Bancroft Prize for A Preponderance of Power: National Security, the Truman Administration and the Cold War and, in 2008, won the George Louis Beer Prize for his book, For the Soul of Mankind: the United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War. Among his other books are The Specter of Communism: The United States and the Origins of the Cold War, 1917-1953 and The Elusive Quest: America's Pursuit of European Stability and French Security, 1919-1933. Most recently, he is the co-editor (with Odd Arne Westad) of the Cambridge History of the Cold War and (with Jeff Legro) In Uncertain Times: American Foreign Policy After the Berlin Wall and 9/11.


Frank Costigliola,

History Department (primary), Department of Economics, Human Rights Institute, Political Science, UConn Master Calendar

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