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“Confronting Catastrophe: International Disaster Assistance and 20th Century U.S. Foreign Relations”

  • Ever wonder if there are any historical patterns to how the U.S. responds to humanitarian disasters?
  • Ever wonder how those patterns have shaped and informed U.S. Foreign Policy over the past century?
  • Ever wonder about the consequences of U.S. “disaster diplomacy” around the world?
Then you should attend this lecture:  “Confronting Catastrophe: International Disaster Assistance and Twentieth Century U.S. Foreign Relations” by Dr. Julia Irwin, USF Tampa, at the Sainer Pavilion of New College THURSDAY, 4/18, from 6 to 8 pm.
Dr. Irwin will examine the history and politics of U.S. foreign disaster assistance in the 20th century, esp. how the U.S. government, military, and private organizations have historically responded to major natural disasters abroad. She critically analyzes the political implications and diplomatic significance of these humanitarian efforts.
  • Julia Irwin is an associate professor of history at the University of South Florida. Her research focuses on the place of humanitarian aid in twentieth-century U.S. foreign relations.
  • Dr. Irwin’s lecture is part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series hosted by the Organization of American Historians.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see an outstanding scholar of modern U.S. International and Diplomatic History!