Oct. 18: Personality and Presidential Transitions - The Case of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman

Where: Olin 130

When: Thursday, October 18, 7:00 PM


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Frank Costigliola received his Ph.D from Cornell University and is a professor of history at the University of Connecticut specializing in U.S. foreign relations and twentieth-century American history. His most recent book is Roosevelt’s Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War (Princeton University Press, 2012). A recipient of fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Guggenheim foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Norwegian Nobel Institute, he received in 2002 the Chancellor's award for excellence in research and the Alumni Association's award for excellence in research. In 2009, he served as president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Informal reception to follow in the Olin Foyer. Sponsored by the Sivert O. and Marjorie Allen Skotheim Lecture in History.