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CENFAD Lecture Series at Temple University, Fall 2019

The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy at Temple University is excited to present the Fall 2019 lineup for our Colloquium Series. All events are taking place at Temple University at 4:30pm, are open to the public, and will feature a question-and-answer session following the talk. All those in the Philadelphia area are welcome to join us:

 

Author: 
Lisa Rofel, Sylvia J. Yanagisako
Reviewer: 
Tiantian Zheng

Zheng on Rofel and Yanagisako, 'Fabricating Transnational Capitalism: A Collaborative Ethnography of Italian-Chinese Global Fashion'

Lisa Rofel, Sylvia J. Yanagisako. Fabricating Transnational Capitalism: A Collaborative Ethnography of Italian-Chinese Global Fashion. The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019. xiii + 377 pp. $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4780-0045-7; $104.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4780-0029-7.

Reviewed by Tiantian Zheng (State University of New York, Cortland) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Eddie Michel
Reviewer: 
Julianne H. Haefner

Haefner on Michel, 'The White House and White Africa: Presidential Policy toward Rhodesia during the UDI Era, 1965-1979'

Eddie Michel. The White House and White Africa: Presidential Policy toward Rhodesia during the UDI Era, 1965-1979. New York: Routledge, 2018. xiii + 256 pp. $149.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-31999-8.

Reviewed by Julianne H. Haefner (Central Michigan University) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Willeke Sandler
Reviewer: 
Jakob Zollmann

Zollmann on Sandler, 'Empire in the Heimat: Colonialism and Public Culture in the Third Reich'

Willeke Sandler. Empire in the Heimat: Colonialism and Public Culture in the Third Reich. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 360 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-069790-7.

Reviewed by Jakob Zollmann (WZB Berlin Social Science Center) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

National Security Archive: Top Secret Chernobyl: The Nuclear Disaster through the Eyes of the Soviet Politburo, KGB, and U.S. Intelligence

 

 

Top Secret Chernobyl: The Nuclear Disaster through the Eyes of the Soviet Politburo, KGB, and U.S. Intelligence

 

Declassified documents detail highest-level reactions, cover-ups, critiques

Sources include Politburo notes, diaries, protocols never before translated into English

Part one of a two-volume publication

National Security Archive: Kissinger Told Soviet Envoy during 1973 Arab-Israeli War: "My Nightmare is a Victory for Either Side"

Kissinger Told Soviet Envoy during 1973 Arab-Israeli War: "My Nightmare is a Victory for Either Side" – The Soviet Agreed

From: The National Security Archive <nsarchiv@gwu.edu>

Author: 
Emma Kuby
Reviewer: 
Dan Stone

Stone on Kuby, 'Political Survivors: The Resistance, the Cold War, and the Fight against Concentration Camps after 1945'

Emma Kuby. Political Survivors: The Resistance, the Cold War, and the Fight against Concentration Camps after 1945. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. xii + 295 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-3279-9.

Reviewed by Dan Stone (Royal Holloway, University of London) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Michael C. Desch
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Schulman

Schulman on Desch, 'Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security'

Michael C. Desch. Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. 368 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-18121-9.

Reviewed by Jonathan Schulman (Northwestern University) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

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Author: 
Lisa Rofel, Sylvia J. Yanagisako
Reviewer: 
Tiantian Zheng

Zheng on Rofel and Yanagisako, 'Fabricating Transnational Capitalism: A Collaborative Ethnography of Italian-Chinese Global Fashion'

Lisa Rofel, Sylvia J. Yanagisako. Fabricating Transnational Capitalism: A Collaborative Ethnography of Italian-Chinese Global Fashion. The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019. xiii + 377 pp. $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4780-0045-7; $104.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4780-0029-7.

Reviewed by Tiantian Zheng (State University of New York, Cortland) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Eddie Michel
Reviewer: 
Julianne H. Haefner

Haefner on Michel, 'The White House and White Africa: Presidential Policy toward Rhodesia during the UDI Era, 1965-1979'

Eddie Michel. The White House and White Africa: Presidential Policy toward Rhodesia during the UDI Era, 1965-1979. New York: Routledge, 2018. xiii + 256 pp. $149.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-31999-8.

Reviewed by Julianne H. Haefner (Central Michigan University) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Willeke Sandler
Reviewer: 
Jakob Zollmann

Zollmann on Sandler, 'Empire in the Heimat: Colonialism and Public Culture in the Third Reich'

Willeke Sandler. Empire in the Heimat: Colonialism and Public Culture in the Third Reich. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 360 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-069790-7.

Reviewed by Jakob Zollmann (WZB Berlin Social Science Center) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Emma Kuby
Reviewer: 
Dan Stone

Stone on Kuby, 'Political Survivors: The Resistance, the Cold War, and the Fight against Concentration Camps after 1945'

Emma Kuby. Political Survivors: The Resistance, the Cold War, and the Fight against Concentration Camps after 1945. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. xii + 295 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-3279-9.

Reviewed by Dan Stone (Royal Holloway, University of London) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Michael C. Desch
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Schulman

Schulman on Desch, 'Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security'

Michael C. Desch. Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. 368 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-18121-9.

Reviewed by Jonathan Schulman (Northwestern University) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)