Speakers’ Bureau

We have put together a Speakers’ Bureau of eminent historians who are uniquely qualified to speak on a variety of topics. We will include the Speakers’ Bureau in the packet of materials we will send to our members and other historians across the country. Being on the Speakers’ Bureau means that you are available to speak but does not commit you to any specific engagement. You would be able to determine if and when you would speak, depending on your schedule and availability.

Members of H-PAD Speakers Bureau

Ervand Abrahamian, Ervand.Abrahamian@baruch.cuny.edu, can speak on the U.S.-Iran Nuclear Agreement.

He is an Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History at Baruch College and the Graduate Center in the City University of New York. He is also the author of Iran Between Two Revolutions (Princeton University Press, 1982); The Iranian Mojahedin (Yale University Press, 1989); Khomeinism (University of California Press, 1993); Tortured Confessions: Prisons and Public Recantations in Iran (University of California Press, 2004); A History of Modern Iran (Cambridge University Press, 2008); and The Coup: 1953, The CIA and the Roots of Modern US-Iranian Relations (The New Press, 2013). Some of his books have been translated and published in Persian, Turkish, Arabic, Italian, and Polish. He is now writing a book on the 1979 revolution in Iran. In 2011, he was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Christian Appy, appy@history.umass.edu, can talk about various aspects of the Vietnam War (including why it still matters) and the role of nuclear weapons in the creation of an imperial presidency.

He is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the author of three books on the Vietnam War: Working-Class War, Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered From All Sides, and American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity. He is currently working on a book about the impact of nuclear weapons on American culture and politics. He

Joel Beinin, beinin@stanford.edu, is available to speak about Israel/Palestine, Egypt, and U.S. policy in the Middle East. 

He is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University. He has written or edited eleven books, most recently, Workers and Thieves: Labor Movements and Popular Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2016) and Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa 2nd edition (Stanford University Press, 2013), co-edited with Frédéric Vairel. He

Medea Benjamin, medea.benjamin@gmail.com, can speak on “The Toxic Relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia,” “The Korean Peninsula: How to Move Towards a Peace Process,” and “U.S. foreign policy: How to Stop Endless War.”

She is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. Described as “one of America’s most committed — and most effective — fighters for human rights” by New York Newsday, and “one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement” by the Los Angeles Times, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide. She is the author of nine books, including Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control and Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection, and her articles appear regularly in outlets such as The Huffington Post, CommonDreams, Alternet, The Other Words, and TeleSUR.

Phyllis Bennis, pbennis@ips-dc.org, is available to speak on the wars in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and beyond; the costs of war at home including refugees and refugee rights; the global war on terror; U.S. policy in the Middle East; Palestine-Israel; U.S. relations with the United Nations.

She is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies where she directs the New Internationalism Project, and is a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She writes and speaks in a wide range of U.S. and international media, and her most recent books include Understanding ISIS & the New Global War on Terror, and Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer.

Albert Camarillo, camar@stanford.edu, can speak on 1) Trump and the Long History of Immigrant Bashing in U.S. History; 2) The Politics of Nationalism and Race Hatred; 3) Anti-Mexican Immigrant Sentiment in America — Past and Present; 4) How progressive Americans unite against racism and intolerance; 5) The “Fake News” about the Problem of Immigration in American Society.

He was appointed to the faculty in the Department of History at Stanford University in 1975 after receiving his Ph.D. from UCLA. He has published and co-edited eight books and over three dozen articles dealing with the experiences of Mexican Americans and other racial and immigrant groups in American cities. He is widely regarded as one of the founders of the field of Mexican American history and Chicano Studies. Over the course of his career, Camarillo has received many awards and fellowships. Fellowships include a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship; he was also a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, The Huntington Library, and at the Stanford Humanities Center. His awards for teaching and service at Stanford are numerous. He is the only faculty member in the history of Stanford University to receive the six highest awards for excellence in teaching, service to undergraduate education and Stanford alumni, and university-related public service. In addition to teaching and research, he has served in several administrative positions: founding Director of the Stanford Center for Chicano Research (1980-1985); founding Executive Director of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (1985-1988); Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduates Studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences (1991-1993); founding Director of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (1996-2002). He is a past President of the American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch (2006) and of the Organization of American Historians (2012-13), the largest association in the nation for U.S. historians.

Bruce Cumings, bcumings@uchicago.edu, is available to speak on North and South Korea, China, US-East Asian Relations, the Cold War, political economy of East Asia and the world economy, Trumpism.

He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, and teaches modern Korean history, international history, and East Asian political economy at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1987 and where he is the Swift Distinguished Service Professor and the chairman of the History Department. He is the author of the two-volume study, The Origins of the Korean War (Princeton University Press, 1981, 1990), War and Television (Verso & Visal-Routledge, 1992), Korea’s Place in the Sun: A Modern History (W. W. Norton, 1997; updated ed. 2005), Parallax Visions: Making Sense of American—East Asian Relations (Duke University Press, 1999; paperback 2002), North Korea: Another Country (New Press, 2004), co-author of Inventing the Axis of Evil (New Press, 2005), and Dominion From Sea to Sea: Pacific Ascendancy and American Power, which was named one of the top 25 books of 2009 by the Atlantic Monthly. The Random House Modern Library published his book, The Korean War: A History, on the war’s 60th anniversary in 2010.

Mary Dudziak, mary.dudziak@emory.edu, can speak on “Whatever happened to Congressional declarations of war? Congress, the Constitution, and the War Power” and “How Racial and Religious Intolerance Threaten U.S. National Security: Lessons from History.”

She is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University, is a leading legal historian and U.S. and the World scholar. She is President of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. She writes and teaches about the history of war’s impact on American law and politics, foreign relations law, civil rights history and constitutional law. Her books include War·Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences (Oxford University Press, 2012); Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall’s African Journey (Oxford University Press, 2008); Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2000, 2nd ed. 2011); and two edited collections: Legal Borderlands: Law and the Construction of American Borders, co-edited with Leti Volpp (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006); and September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment? (Duke University Press, 2003). Her next book, Going to War: An American History, is under contract with Oxford University Press. Her research has been supported by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation; the School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton; the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford; the American Council of Learned Societies, and others. She serves on the Historical Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of State. She received her A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley, and her J.D. and Ph.D. from Yale University.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, rdunbaro@pacbell.net, is available to address: U.S. settler-colonialism, U.S. continental imperialism, U.S. military origins, colonization of the Western Hemisphere, history of the Second Amendment and gun fetish in the United States, international human rights law, UN genocide convention.

Originally from rural Oklahoma, she completed the doctorate in History at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1974, specializing in Western Hemisphere and Indigenous histories. She is Professor Emerita in Ethnic Studies at California State University East Bay, where she created and taught the curriculum in Native American Studies and co-founded the Department of Ethnic Studies. She is author or editor of 12 books, including The Great Sioux Nation: An Oral History of the Sioux Nation; Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico; Indians of the Americas: Human Rights and Self-Determination; and the memoir trilogy: Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie; Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960-1975; and Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War. Her most recent book is An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, which won an American Book Award. Forthcoming, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment.

Laura Edwards, ledwards@duke.edu, can speak on: the dissonance between southern history and the memorialization of the Confederacy; the constitutional changes of the Civil War era; the history of democracy in the 19th century U.S.; the changing legal status of women and African Americans in U.S. history.

She is the Peabody Family Professor of History and Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University as well as an affiliated scholar with the American Bar Foundation. She works on the nineteenth-century United States with a focus on law, gender, and race. Her most recent book is A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights.

Carolyn (Rusti) Eisenberg, carolyn.eisenberg@hofstra.edu, is interested in speaking about the Ken Burns documentary on Vietnam and its implications for contemporary activism, and can also speak about US militarism and the never-ending “war on terrorism” (Iraq and Afghanistan especially), as well as possibilities for work with Congress on issues of war and peace.

She is a professor of US history and American Foreign policy, and author of the prize-winning Drawing the Line: The American Decision to Divide Germany, 1944-49 (Cambridge University Press). She is completing a new  book, Never Lose: Nixon, Kissinger and the Illusion of National Security for WW Norton Press. During the past three years, Rusti has served as a Consultant to the New York Historical Society for its Exhibit on Vietnam. A long-time activist, she is a co-founder of Brooklyn for Peace and has been the Legislative Coordinator for United for Peace and Justice and member of the Steering Committee for Historians Against the War.

Geoff Eley, ghe@umich.edu, can lecture on “Fascism Then and Now”; “What Produces Democracy? Revolutionary Crises, Popular Politics, and Democratic Gains in Twentieth-Century Europe”; “Europe in the World, 1914-1940”; “Global October: Nations, States, and Revolutions;” “Cities, Dreams, and Nightmares”; “The Politics of the Past: Is All History Contemporary History?”

He is the Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Michigan, where he has taught since 1979. He taught previously at the University of Cambridge (1975-79), with a Ph.D. from the University of Sussex (1974). His earliest works were Reshaping the German Right: Radical Nationalism and Political Change after Bismarck (1980, 1991) and (with David Blackbourn) The Peculiarities of German History (1980, 1984). More recent books include Forging Democracy: A History of the Left in Europe. 1850-2000 (2002); A Crooked Line: From Cultural History to the History of Society (2005); (with Keith Nield) The Future of Class in History (2007); and Nazism as Fascism: Violence, Ideology, and the Ground of Consent in Germany, 1930-1945 (2013). He is coeditor of German Colonialism in a Global Age (2014), and German Modernities from Wilhelm to Weimar: A Contest of Futures (2016). He is writing a general history of Europe in the twentieth century and a new study of the German Right, Genealogies of Nazism: Conservatives, Radical Nationalists, Fascists in Germany, 1860-1930. He works in the fields of Modern German and European History, with more specific interests in comparative fascism, histories of the Left, film and history, and questions of historiography. He recently began teaching an undergraduate lecture course on the History of Terrorism.

Bill Fletcher, Jr., billfletcherjr@gmail.com, is available to address U.S. foreign policy; electoral politics; labor and workers’ movements, and right-wing populism.

He is the former president of TransAfrica Forum; a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies; and an editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com; co-author (with Peter Agard) of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941; co-author (with Dr. Fernando Gapasin) of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice; and author of ‘They’re Bankrupting Us’ – And Twenty Other Myths About Unions.

Estelle B. Freedman, ebf@stanford.edu, can speak on “Sexual Violence and Citizenship: Rape Reform in American History;” “No Race/Red/Queer Baiting: The History of the Marine Cooks & Stewards Union,” and “Gender and the 2016 Election.”

She is the Edgar E. Robinson Professor in U.S. History at Stanford University, where she co-founded the undergraduate Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The recipient of multiple teaching awards and research fellowships, she has written prize-winning books on the history of women’s prison reform (Their Sisters’ Keepers and Maternal Justice) and on the history of rape (Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation). Her studies of feminism include No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women and The Essential Feminist Reader. She is co-author, with John D’Emilio, of Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America.

Irene Gendzier, gendzier@bu.edu, can address U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, with a special interest in the role of oil in the making of postwar U.S. policy, as well as the role of Development in postwar foreign policy in the Third World.

She is a Professor Emeritus, Boston University, having taught in the Departments of Political Science and History, and been a member of the African Studies Center for many years. She is also Research Affiliate at Harvard’s Middle East Center and MIT’s Center for International Affairs. Of particular interest are the following works: Notes From the Minefield: U.S. Intervention in Lebanon and the Middle East, 1945-1958 (Columbia University Press, 2nd edition, 2006); Dying to Forget: Oil, Power and Palestine, the Foundations of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East (Columbia University Press, 2015; 2017); and the forthcoming study, Development Against Democracy, the Manipulation of Political Change in the Third World (Pluto Press, 2017).

Steven Hahn, steven.hahn@nyu.edu, can address political violence in American history, slavery and racism, the Confederacy and its legacies, American empire, the illiberal tradition in American history, the invention of the liberal tradition, and more.

He received his Ph.D. at Yale University and is currently Professor of History at New York University. He is a specialist on the international history of slavery, emancipation, and race, on the construction of American empire, and on the social and political history of the “long nineteenth century” in the United States. He has written for The Nation, Dissent, The New Republic, Le Monde Diplomatique, and the New York Times, and is author of The Roots of Southern Populism (winner of the Frederick Jackson Turner Award), A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration (winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Bancroft Prize), and A Nation without Borders: The United States and Its World in an Age of Civil Wars, 1830-1910).

William Hartung, williamhartung55@gmail.com, is available to talk on U.S. nuclear policy, globally and as it relates to Iran and North Korea; Pentagon spending, including its relationship to other federal budget priorities; U.S. global military reach and interventionism; arms sales to the Middle East, with a particular focus on U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia and their role in the war in Yemen; and the history and current reality of the military-industrial complex.

He is the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books, 2011) and the co-editor, with Miriam Pemberton, of Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War (Paradigm Press, 2008). His previous books include And Weapons for All (HarperCollins, 1995), a critique of U.S. arms sales policies from the Nixon through Clinton administrations. From July 2007 through March 2011, Mr. Hartung was the director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation. Prior to that, he served as the director of the Arms Trade Resource Center at the World Policy Institute. He also worked as a speechwriter and policy analyst for New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams. Bill Hartung’s articles on security issues have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles TimesThe Nation, and the World Policy Journal. He has been a featured expert on national security issues on CBS 60 MinutesNBC Nightly Newsthe Lehrer Newshour, CNN, Fox News, and scores of local, regional, and international radio outlets. He blogs for the Huffington Post and TPM Café.

Elizabeth Heineman, elizabeth-heineman@uiowa.edu, can speak on: the past and present politics of Holocaust memory; gender, sexuality, and fascism; the intertwined German and US American histories of race; gender, armed conflict, and citizenship; teaching about Nazism and fascism today.

She is Professor of History and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa. Her books include What Difference does a Husband Make: Marital Status in Nazi and Postwar Germany; Before Porn was Legal: The Erotica Empire of Beate Uhse; Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones: From the Ancient World to the Era of Human Rights (ed.); and the memoir Ghostbelly. She is co-curator of the New Fascism Syllabus (www.thehistoryinquestion.com).

Peter Kuznick, pkuznick@aol.com, is available to speak on topics related to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Nuclear History, the History of the American Empire, and Trump’s Foreign Policy and to screen and discuss episodes of the Untold History documentary.

He is Professor of History and Director, Nuclear Studies Institute at American University, is co-author with filmmaker Oliver Stone of The Untold History of the United States book and documentary film project.

Zachary Lockman, Zachary.lockman@nyu.edu, can speak to Middle East-related topics, including current events in Iraq, Syria, Turkey, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the role of the United States in the region.

He teaches modern Middle Eastern history at New York University. His most recent book is Field Notes: The Making of Middle East Studies in the United States (2016). His other books include Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism (2004/2010); Comrades and Enemies: Arab and Jewish Workers in Palestine, 1906-1948 (1996); and (with Joel Beinin) Workers on the Nile: Nationalism, Communism, Islam, and the Egyptian Working Class, 1882-1954 (1987). He is a former president of the Middle East Studies Association, chairs the wing of MESA’s Committee on Academic Freedom that deals with North America, and is a contributing editor of Middle East Report.

Mary (Molly) Nolan, mn4@nyu.edu is willing to speak on transatlantic relations, the EU, human rights and “humanitarian” interventions, and U.S. military interventions.

She is professor of 20th century history at New York University and is a long time activist with Brooklyn For Peace. She has written on German economic history, European-American relations, and human rights.

Kim Phillips-Fein, kpf2@nyu.edu, can speak on the history of the conservative movement; business and politics.

She is an associate professor teaching twentieth-century American history at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University, and the author of Invisible Hands: The Businessmen’s Crusade Against the New Deal (W.W. Norton, 2009) and Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics (Metropolitan Books, 2017).

John Prados, ellen.pinzur@verizon.net, can speak on current national security, the CIA, the U.S. military, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, on U.S. foreign policy more generally, on the national security system, and other topics by arrangement (www.johnprados.com).

He is a senior fellow of the National Security Archive, where he directs the CIA Documentation Project and the Vietnam Documentation Project and helps in other areas. He writes books, thirty at last count, on aspects of intelligence, diplomatic, military and national security. Forthcoming shortly is The Ghosts of Langley: Into the CIA’s Heart of Darkness (The New Press). Other works include Safe for Democracy (Rowman & Littlefield), Islands of Destiny: The Solomons Campaign and the Eclipse of the Rising Sun (PenguinRandomHouse), and The Family Jewels (University of Texas Press). Additional books by Prados include Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese Navy (PenguinRandomHouse) and The U.S. Special Forces: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press). Other works on the CIA include William Colby and the CIA (University of Kansas), Presidents’ Secret Wars (Rowman & Littlefield), and The Soviet Estimate (Princeton). There are also books on the origins of the Iraq war, presidents’ forging national security policy, and White House tapes. Four of his books, most recently Ghosts of Langley, have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Prados holds a PhD in Political Science (International Relations) from Columbia University. His papers, articles, and reviews have appeared widely, and he has served as historical consultant on film projects. Prados also designs board games, among them the classic title Third Reich.

Mary Louise Roberts, maryroberts@wisc.edu, is able to speak on race relations in the American army during the Second World War. She also can talk on various topics concerning sexual violence and war.

She is the WARF Distinguished Lucie Aubrac and Plaenert-Bascom Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and author, most recently, of D-Day Through French Eyes (2014) and What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II (2013).

Vicki L. Ruiz, vruiz@uci.edu, can speak on “Why Latino History Matters to U.S. History” and “Citizen Restaurant: Food, Nativism, and Migration.”

She is the Distinguished Professor of History and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine. A first generation college-bound student, she received her PhD in History from Stanford University in 1982. An award-winning scholar and educator, she is the author of Cannery Women, Cannery Lives and From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth- Century America and co-author of Created Equal: A History of the United States. She and Virginia Sánchez Korrol co-edited the three-volume Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia. Over the course of her career, Ruiz has participated in numeroU.S. public history and community engagement programs, including Arizona State’s Hispanic-Mother Daughter Program. Directing twenty-six dissertations, she has mentored four generations of graduate students from UC Davis, Claremont Graduate University, Arizona State, and UC Irvine. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she received a National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama in 2015.

Ellen Schrecker, ellen.schrecker@gmail.com can speak on Academic Freedom, The Politics of Higher Education, Political Repression in the U.S., and McCarthyism.

She is a retired Professor of History from Yeshiva University, and has been studying higher education and political repression for over thirty years. The author of Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America, Schrecker is widely recognized as one of the leading experts on that grim period in our nation’s history. Among her other publications are No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities, The Age of McCarthyism: A Brief History with Documents, and The Lost Soul of Higher Education: Academic Freedom, Corporatization, and the Assault on the University, as well as many popular and scholarly articles and an edited collection of essays, Cold War Triumphalism: Exposing the Misuse of History after the Fall of Communism. She is currently working on a book about the political experiences of American professors during the 1960s and early 1970s.

Mark Selden, mark.selden@cornell.edu, is available to speak on American Wars in the Asia-Pacific: 1898-present; The Bombing of Civilians in Global Perspective: Firebombing and Atomic Bombing; The American Empire of Bases and the Warfare State.

He is a Senior Research Associate in the East Asia Program at Cornell University, an editor of The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, and Emeritus Professor of History and Sociology at Binghamton University. A specialist on the modern and contemporary geopolitics, political economy and history of China, Japan and the Asia Pacific, his work addresses themes of war and peace, revolution, inequality, development, regional and world social change, and historical memory.

David Waldstreicher, dwaldstreicher@gc.cuny.edu, can lecture on Slavery and the Constitution; John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, and the Politics of Slavery; The Worlds of Phillis Wheatley; The Wartime Origins of Blackface Minstrelsy; What’s the Matter with Hamilton? Race and the Memory of the American Revolution in Our Time.

He teaches history at the CUNY Graduate Center and specializes in U.S. political and cultural history, and slavery and antislavery. He is the author of In the Midst of Perpetual Fetes: The Making of American Nationalism, 1776-1820 (1997); Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery and the American Revolution (2004) and Slavery’s Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification (2009). He has recently edited The Diaries of John Quincy Adams and is writing a book about Phillis Wheatley and the politics of slavery.

Daniel Walkowitz, djw1@nyu.edu, can speak about the silencing and privileging of voices in heritage tourism through my work on Jewish Heritage Tourism, and also the breakaway area of Ukraine, Donetsk, with a screening of his 1990 Documentary, “Perestroika from Below.”

He is emeritus professor of History and of Social & Cultural Analysis at NYU.

Barbara Weinstein, bswein99@aol.com, can lecture on Trump’s election and the turn to the right in Latin America, the consequences of the U.S. interventions in Central America in the 1980s (the rise of gangs and the current climate of both political and criminal violence), and visa denials and the crippling of transnational intellectual exchange.

She is Silver Professor of History at New York University and Past President of the American Historical Association. Her publications include The Amazon Rubber Boom, 1850-1920 (Stanford University Press, 1983), written as a critique of the dependentista interpretation of “boom/bust” export economies, and For Social Peace in Brazil: Industrialists and the Remaking of the Working Class in São Paulo, 1920-1964 (University of North Carolina Press, 1996), a study that emphasized the engagement of Brazilian industrialists with “modern” and “rationalizing” strategies for the formation of disciplined worker-citizens. She is co-editor and contributor to The Making of the Middle Class: Toward a Transnational History (Duke University Press, 2012), and her most recent book-length study, on race and regional identity in Brazil, was published in 2015 by Duke University Press as The Color of Modernity: São Paulo and the Making of Race and Nation in Brazil. She is currently a senior editor of ILWCH, a member of the editorial collective of the Radical History Review, co-editor of the Radical Perspectives book series for Duke University Press. During her tenure as president of the AHA (2007) she gave priority to issues involving freedom of movement for scholars (threatened by new U.S. Homeland Security regulations), open access to government records, and the need to continue shifting the field of History away from its traditional northern-hemisphere focus. More recently she has been outspoken in her criticism of the “legislative coup” in Brazil, which helped the right consolidate its control over the state and roll back reforms that had made significant progress in addressing racial and social inequalities.

Bob Wing, bobwing68@gmail.com, can speak on “The Intimate Link between U.S. Militarism and Racism”; “Militarism and Democracy”; “Race and Democracy”; The Struggle against Trump and the Far Right”; “Building a Multiracial Peace and Justice Movement.”

He has been a peace and racial justice organizer and writer since 1968. He was the founding editor of ColorLines magazine and War Times/Tiempo de Guerras newspaper and the author of many essays on racism and social justice strategy. Bob was the co-chair of the giant anti-war in Iraq coalition, United for Peace and Justice.

Lawrence Wittner (www.lawrenceswittner.com), is available to discuss “Do Wars Really Defend America’s Freedom?”; “Militarism: The Great Threat to Democracy.”

He is Professor of History Emeritus at SUNY/Albany, as well as the author or editor of thirteen books and hundreds of articles, most of them dealing with peace movements and foreign policy. A former president of the Peace History Society, he is currently co-chair of the national board of the largest grassroots peace organization in the United States, Peace Action. Over the years, he has lectured in some two dozen nations, including giving talks at about fifty colleges and universities.