The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD), founded in 1993 by Drs. Richard Immerman, Russell Weigley, and David Rosenberg, fosters interdisciplinary faculty and student research on the historic and contemporary use of force and diplomacy in a global context. CENFAD is housed within Temple University’s History Department.
The Marvin Wachman Director of CENFAD, Dr. Richard Immerman, reports to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University and to CENFAD’s Board of Advisors. CENFAD sponsors lectures, colloquia, workshops, and conferences on an ongoing basis (listed under News and Events); and various multi-year projects.
Each year, CENFAD gives several prizes to recognize and support undergraduate and graduate research in military, diplomatic, and international history. CENFAD reports its activities twice a year in its newsletter Strategic Visions Magazine.
CENFAD is the home of the HERTOG PROGRAM IN GRAND STRATEGY Click here to learn more about the Hertog Program in Grand Strategy, read the course syllabus, and read some of the essays produced by the seminar.
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NEWS FOR THE CENFAD COMMUNITY:
* Congratulations to Temple doctoral students David Lee and Carly Goodman who have each been awarded a Samuel Flagg Bemis Dissertation grant by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)! David was recently named a College of Liberal Arts Advanced Graduate Scholar by Temple's Center for the Humanities. Carly is the 2013-2014 Davis Fellow for CENFAD.
* Congratulations to Tim Sayle, a former Davis Fellow, who has been awarded a University Dissertation Completion Grant for this spring.
* Temple Ph.D. student Matt Fay has co-authored a paper on U.S. nuclear policy. Click here to read it.
* Congratulations to former Davis Fellow Tim Sayle, who recently published "Canada, NATO, and the Berlin Crisis, 1961-1962: 'Slow-boil' or 'pressure cooker'?" in the International Journal: Canada's Journal of Global Policy Analysis. Click here to read it.
* Congratulations to Temple doctoral student Sarah Robey, who was awarded a Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellowship to conduct research at the Museum of American History in Washington D.C.
* The Spring 2013 edition of Strategic Visions Magazine is now available! The editorial staff would like to thank the students, faculty, alumni, and CENFAD supporters who helped make the publication of this semester's newsletter possible. Link to Spring 2013 edition
* Congratulations to Fredrik Logevall, the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies
at Cornell University, who has
been awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam. CENFAD was thrilled to welcome Professor Logevall to campus this spring for a Colloquium on the Vietnam War.
* Congratulations to Jean-Robert Lalancette of McGill University, whose paper "From Decrepit Empire to Third World Champion: France’s Incredible Transition, 1958-1963," won this year's Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy. To read Jean-Robert's paper, click here.
* Congratulations to Dr. Jay Lockenour, whose recent article on German war films, "Black and White Memories of War: Victimization and
Violence in West German War Films of the 1950s,” Journal of Military
History 76:1 (January, 2012), 159-191, won the Moncado prize from
the Society of Military History awarded to the four best articles each
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