CENFAD Lecture Series: Dr. Julia Irwin, "Calamitous Encounters: U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance in the 'American Century'"

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The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD) at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA is proud to present a lecture and question-and-answer session with Julia Irwin, Associate Professor of History at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Irwin's first book, Making the World Safe: The American Red Cross and a Nation’s Humanitarian Awakening (Oxford University Press, 2013), is a history of U.S. foreign relief efforts in the early twentieth century, particularly during the First World War and its aftermath, and is based on her award-winning dissertation. She is now completing her second book, Catastrophic Diplomacy: A History of U.S. Responses to Global Natural Disaster, and has also published articles in such journals as the Journal of American History, Diplomatic History, and the Bulletin of the History of Medicine. Her lecture traces the history of U.S. responses to international catastrophes across the first two-thirds of the twentieth century, charting the origins of the contemporary system of U.S. foreign disaster assistance.

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 20 | 4-5 PM EST
Gladfelter 914 (Weigley Room)

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