the columbia university seminar on
The Columbia University Seminar on Twentieth Century Politics and Society presents
UMPIRE OR EMPIRE? AMERICAN FOREIGN RELATIONS IN WORLD HISTORY
A talk by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
Free & open to the pubic
Columbia University Faculty House (directions)
is the Dwight E. Stanford Chair in U.S. Foreign Relations at San Diego State University. A historian and novelist, she is the author most recently of American Umpire (Harvard, 2013). Her previous nonfiction books include The Rich Neighbor Policy: Rockefeller and Kaiser in Brazil (Yale, 1992), which won the Allan Nevins Prize and the Stuart Bernath Award, and All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960s (Harvard, 1998). She is co-editor of Major Problems in American History with Edward Blum. Her recent novel, Broken Promises: A Novel of the Civil War, won the 2009 San Diego Book Award for "Best Historical Fiction" and Director's Mention for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction. She recently served two terms as a member of the Historical Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of State, and the jury for the Pulitzer Prize in History.
An optional dinner directly follows the talk. All are welcome to come. We will dine in Faculty House at 6:30 pm. Meals, buffet style, cost $25 (payment by check only). Please sign up for dinner at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide two daysí notice if you cannot attend.