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Black Explains Historical Lead-up to Brexit

Jeremy Black speaks on stage at Ohio University Brexit is a heated topic both in the United Kingdom and abroad. But since, as Dr. Jeremy Black reminded the Ohio University audience, “academics do not necessarily know more than anyone else on current events,” his talk focused not on his personal opinions of Britain leaving the European Union, […]

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Posted on 11/08/2019

Ambassador Talks About Role of Non-Profits, Private Sector in Diplomacy

Ambassador Mary Ann Peters talks at Ohio University.Former Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters delivered the 2019 Elizabeth Evans Baker Lecture on the role of non-profits and the private sector in diplomacy at Ohio University on Oct. 24. Currently, Peters is the chief executive officer at the Carter Center, which has as its mission a “fundamental commitment to […]

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Posted on 11/04/2019

Contemporary History | The Dam that Would Not Die: Yamba, Nov. 14

Philip Brown, portraitThe Ohio University Contemporary History Institute presents Dr. Philip C. Brown discussing “The Dam that would not Die: Yamba” on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 4:30 p.m. in Baker 231. In the present environmentally conscious era—one that is witnessing sustained and successful efforts to decommission dams—Japan continues to build new dams. […]

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Posted on 11/02/2019

GWF and CHI | America in the Asian Pacific, Nov. 19

Michael J. Green, portraitThe George Washington Forum and Contemporary History Institute present Dr. Michael J. Green discussing “America in the Asian Pacific” on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Galbreath Chapel at Ohio University. Green is Director of Asian Studies and Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy at […]

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Posted on 11/02/2019

CHI and GWF | Brexit in Historical Perspective, Nov. 4

Jeremy Black, portraitThe Contemporary History Institute and the George Washington Forum present Dr. Jeremy Black discussing “Brexit in Historical Perspective” on Monday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. in Baker Theater at Ohio University. Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He studied at Queens’ College Cambridge, St John’s College […]

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Posted on 11/01/2019

Notable Alumni | James Rodehaver Pursues Human Rights at Hot Spots Around the World

James Rodehaver, portraitEditor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. James Rodehaver ’94 History James E. Rodehaver has directed field missions for some of the largest […]

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Posted on 10/20/2019

Notable Alumni | Jack Marchbanks Is Jazzing Things Up in Ohio’s Music, Transportation Scenes

Jack Marchbanks with Canadian officialsEditor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Jack Marchbanks ’18 Ph.D. History Jack Marchbanks is Director of the OHIO Department of Transportation and […]

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Posted on 10/20/2019

Alumni News | Morina Named Professor at University of Bielefeld in Germany

Christina MorinaOhio University alum Dr. Christina Morina was named a “tenured, full professor of contemporary history at the University of Bielefeld, Germany starting this September. Holding the official title of Professorin fuer Allgemeine Geschichte unter besonderer Beruckstichtigung der Zeitgeschichte, Morina will continue her work on 19th, 20th and 21st century histories […]

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Posted on 10/13/2019

Contemporary History Director’s Thank You | 30 Years of Service, Kara Dunfee!

Kara Dunfee, far right, is recognized for 30 years of service.By Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer Professor of History & Director of the Contemporary History Institute CHI has always had outstanding staff members, and we all too rarely acknowledge their work and contributions. Kara Dunfee, who is currently splitting her work hours between CHI and African American Studies, has been working for Ohio University […]

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Posted on 10/13/2019

Alumni News | Taaffe Publishes Seventh Book, Washington’s Revolutionary War Generals

Ohio University alumnus Dr. Stephen R. Taaffe has written his seventh book, Washington’s Revolutionary War Generals, published by the University of Oklahoma Press and available on Amazon and other booksellers. Taaffe is Professor of History at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He earned an M.A. in Latin […]

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Posted on 10/05/2019