May 06 2008, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson Center
5th Floor Conference Room
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A discussion of the newest addition to the Foreign Relations of the United States series, Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976: Vol. XXXIX, European Security, 1969-1976, featuring volume and series editors, Douglas E. Selvage and Edward C. Keefer, and Helmut Sonnenfeldt, senior NSC staffer and State Department counselor from 1969-1977.
Douglas E. Selvage is editor of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976: Vol. XXXIX, European Security, 1969-1976, and an assistant professor of history at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Previously, Selvage worked for five years as a historian in the Historian’s Office at the U.S. Department of State. His other publications include Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976: Vol. XXIX, Eastern Europe; Eastern Mediterranean, 1969-1972 (co-edited with James E. Miller and Laurie Van Hook); the joint Russian-American volume, Soviet-American Relations: The Detente Years, 1969-1972 (co-edited with David C. Geyer); and numerous articles in the publications of the Cold War International History Project, the Parallel History Project, and the PHP’s partners. He is currently completing the final chapter of his book: The Warsaw Pact and the German Question, 1955-1970: Poland, the German Democratic Republic, and the Soviet Union.
Edward C. Keefer is the general editor of the official Department of State historical documentary series, Foreign Relations of the United States. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1974 after joining the Office of the Historian at the Department of State 1973. He has been general editor of the Foreign Relations series since 2002, and is responsible for the organization, content, and production of the series. Before becoming general editor, he edited or co-edited 25 Foreign Relations volumes, many of them on Vietnam or Southeast Asia. Dr. Keefer has published articles on U.S. relations with East Asia, Nixon’s and Kissinger’s foreign policy, and has contributed chapters to books on the Korean War and U.S. relations with East Asia.
Helmut Sonnenfeldt was a senior NSC staffer from 1969-1974 who specialized in Soviet and Eastern European affairs and a State Department Counselor from 1974-1977. Since then he has held numerous advisory positions within the U.S. government and the private sector. He is currently a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, a director of the Atlantic Council of the United States, and a trustee of Johns Hopkins University.
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