The Center for Presidential History (CPH) at Southern Methodist University is dedicated to exploring and disseminating the history of the American presidency by sponsoring cutting-edge research on the presidency, delivering the fruits of that research in published academic and public forums, and by simultaneously adding to the rich archival record of the presidency through a wide-ranging Collective Memory Project. Learn more.
The CPH is accepting applications for a 2014-2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship. The successful candidate will couple his or her own research and publishing agenda with their contributions to the CPH's Collective Memory Project. For more information, or to apply, visit this site.
CPH Director Jeffrey Engel recently received the Bernath Lecture Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. Engel's lecture, "Bush, Germany, and the Power of Time: How History Makes History," has now been published in the prestigious journal Diplomatic History. You can read the entire article here.
November 19, 2013
"Intelligence, National Security, and Civil Liberties: A Conversation with the NSA"
John DeLong, Director of Compliance, National Security Agency
Jeffrey Kahn, Southern Methodist University
Joshua Rovener, Southern Methodist University
Jeffrey Engel (moderator), Southern Methodist University
The controversy surrounding the NSA has raised fundamental questions about intelligence and national security in a democracy. The debate now comes to SMU, which will enjoy a unique opportunity to hose one of the NSA's senior leaders in conversation with three SMU professor who specialize in national security and international affairs.
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November 21, 2013
"Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House"
Featuring: Peter Baker
Senior White House Correspondent
The New York Times
Baker offers a fascinating portrait of the partnership between George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, a partnership which evolved dramatically over time as they encountered the great "day of fire" on September 11, 2001, and countless days of fire over the course of their eight years in the White House.
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December 5, 2013
"George Washington and the Problem of Slavery"
Featuring: Dr. Edward Countryman
University Distinguished Professor
Southern Methodist University
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