This event is part of “The U.S. in World Affairs: The Cold War & Beyond,” a lecture series organized by the Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professorship in cooperation with the Department of History and the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill.
The lecture will be given by , an Edward Stettinius professor of history at the University of Virginia. Melvyn P. Leffler is a former Wilson Center public policy scholar and the Edward R. Stettinius professor of history in the department of history at the University of Virginia (UVA). Leffler has served as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UVA and as president of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations. Formerly, he has been a fellow at the Norwegian Nobel Institute and the United States Institute of Peace.
Leffler served in the office of the Secretary of Defense during the Carter Administration, where he worked on arms control and contingency planning as a fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is now a Faculty Associate at UVA’s Miller Center of Public Affairs.