RICHARD H. IMMERMAN (Ph.D., Boston College). Edward J. Buthusiem Family Distinguished Faculty Fellow and and Department Chair; Director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy. firstname.lastname@example.org. Waging Peace Endnotes.
Research and Teaching Interests: Twentieth-Century
States; Diplomatic History.
Statement: My research focuses on the history of United States
relations, primarily but not exclusively since World War II. A
significant proportion of my
scholarship has concentrated on the presidential administration of
D. Eisenhower. I have, for example, examined the overthrow of the
government in Guatemala, and I have written from a variety of
on American policy toward Vietnam during the 1950s. Over time, however,
my scholarship became less regionally oriented. With Robert Bowie,
assistant secretary of state for policy planning, I wrote Waging
Peace, a study of the evolution of the New Look strategy. I
a diplomatic biography, John Foster Dulles: Piety, Pragmatism, and
in U.S. Foreign Policy. Of late I have returned to my earlier
in the Central Intelligence Agency by writing a brief history of the
"Company," and I am embarking on a project
examines the foreign policies of Jimmy Carter. While researching these
projects, I developed particular interests in the process of
and the president's relation with his advisors, the role of
in the formulation of policy, and the application of psychological
to international behavior. My graduate courses stress these interests,
although I encourage students to investigate all aspects of U.S.
John Foster Dulles: Piety, Pragmatism, and Power in U.S. Foreign Policy (1999).
(with Robert R. Bowie), Waging
Peace: How Eisenhower Shaped an Enduring Cold War Strategy (1998).
"'A Time in the Tide of Men's Affairs': Lyndon Johnson and Vietnam," in Warren Cohen and Nancy Tucker, eds., Lyndon Johnson Confronts the World: American Foreign Policy, 1963-1968 (1994).
Co-author (with Fred I. Greenstein), "What Did Eisenhower Tell Kennedy about Indochina? The Politics of Misperception," The Journal of American History (September 1992).
Editor, John Foster Dulles and the Diplomacy of the Cold War: A Reappraisal (1990).
"Psychology," Journal of American History (1990).
"Confessions of an Eisenhower Revisionist: An Agonizing Reappraisal," Diplomatic History (1990).
Co-author (with George Herring), "Eisenhower, Dulles, and Dienbienphu: The 'Day We Didn't Go to War Revisited'," Journal of American History (1984).
The CIA in Guatemala: The
Policy of Intervention (1982).
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